Idle Reduction Related Links
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The ACEMCO auxiliary power unit is non-intrusive to the truck's OE systems. The design consists of a self-contained auxiliary power unit (APU), an independent under-bunk heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, and a digital cab display module. ACEMCO Power Systems' APU features a durable powder-coated frame (for corrosion resistance) and a diamond-plate aluminum enclosure.
Airworks Compressors Corporation designs and manufactures mobile air compressor systems, hydraulic power paks and auxiliary power solutions. The compressors conserve valuable fossil fuels while satisfying all anti-idle legislation. With no truck idling necessary during work, substantial fuel savings can be realized.
All Power America is a global manufacturer and distributor of outdoor power equipment. Founded in 2005, All Power America began marketing products to large retailers as well as independent dealers. With more than 6 million square feet of global manufacturing space, All Power America and partner factories produce a wide variety of products including engines, generators, digital generators, pressure washers, compressors, snow blowers and other small engine equipment.
Argonne, a DOE national laboratory, has technical expertise in idling reduction and offers many technical resources.
Autotherm's Energy Recovery System (ERS) keeps the cab's heater working while the vehicle is turned off, keeping the cab warm and the windshield free of snow and ice for hours without idling.
Bergstrom manufacturers and markets the NITE Day Cab system (No-Idle Thermal Environment), which saves fuel, keeps drivers comfortable and helps protect the environment.
The RigMaster Power T4-6 model is a compact stand-alone system which reduces your truck's fuel and operating costs, but also provides a 110-volt "house current," a 60 amp DC alternator to charge your truck's batteries, and an automatic climate control system with convenient controls in the cab.
Featuring next-generation technologies, Carrier/United Technologies sets ever-higher standards in refrigerated container, truck and trailer systems while reducing fuel consumption, emissions, and sound levels.
Centramatic's APU's, air conditioning and heating systems are specifically designed for use in the trucking industry. Use of such systems for cab comfort and convenience complies with anti-idling laws and uses roughly 75% less fuel compared to idling the truck's primary engine.
DOE's Clean Cities Program supports public-private partnerships that deploy alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and build supporting alternative fuel infrastructure.
Crosspoint Solutions' ClimaCab(R) is SmartWay verified and is a battery-operated climate-control system that delivers more than 12 hours of idle-free temperature control, while also providing: fuel savings (up to 2,500 gallons per year), reduction in engine hours (by as many as 2,000 per year), improved driver comfort in the cab (intuitive digital interface that maintains constant temperature), Start Assist(TM) patented technology (eliminating the need for jump-starts), and Compass(TM) program (enabling fleet fuel-conservation management/monitoring).
Dometic Environmental Corporation manufactures auxiliary air conditioning and heating systems for heavy-duty trucks.
Dynasys manufactures and distributes energy-efficient auxiliary power systems for the transportation industry that reduce emissions and the magnitude of climate change.
Eberspaecher offers a comprehensive range of independent and compact fuel-operated air and coolant heaters. Eberspaecher supplies auxiliary gas/diesel-fired heaters for trucks, buses, automotive, off-highway, cargo, and military markets.
eCycle, Inc. manufactures a line of unique brushless motors and generators. eCycle's low voltage, low cost, ultra efficient DC air-conditioning solution produces up to 13,000BTU/hr, and can be easily installed in virtually any vehicle. eCycle offers an innovative air-conditioning solution for the reduction of fuel consumption, emissions, and operating costs.
eNow is an innovative, clean technology company that uses flexible, solar photovoltaic cell technologies to help the transportation industry realize environmental, economic, and regulatory benefits.
EnviroDock's mission is to provide simple and affordable heating, cooling, and shore power services to the transportation industry as an alternative to idling. The e-Dock System delivers on quality, comfort, and price.
The goal of Clean School Bus USA is to reduce both children's exposure to diesel exhaust and the amount of air pollution created by diesel school buses.
SmartWay is an EPA program that reduces freight transportation-related emissions by creating incentives to improve supply chain fuel efficiency.
With the use of Griffin-developed software, specific hardware components, engineered, automotive-grade controllers and multiplexed systems, and the ability to seamlessly integrate the system with virtually any chassis, the Griffin Idle Reduction System provides a tool capable of significantly reducing daily operating expenses associated with fuel and maintenance, and at the same time, increases the overall life of the vehicle's engine.
The GRIP (Governor to Reduce Idle and Pollution) Idle Management System is designed to manage the time that the vehicle spends running in idle. Much of this time does not require the engine to run as the batteries can be used to power loads instead of the engine. By reducing the engine operation the GRIP not only saves fuel, excessive wear, extends vehicle life, it is also a benefit to the environment reducing emissions caused by unnecessary engine idle.
Arctic BREEZE Truck AC(TM) is a high-efficiency, 12V battery-powered air conditioning system that keeps truck cabs cool without idling the engine.
The Havis IdleRight Fuel Management System monitors a battery's condition and automatically idles a vehicle only when necessary, reducing engine wear and fuel consumption. IdleRight provides substantial fuel savings, decreased engine wear and harmful emissions, while exceeding most states' anti-idling regulations. The Havis ChargeGuard(R) Auto Shut-off Timers safeguard expensive communications devices and computers with intelligent circuitry protection, ultimately ensuring you will never have a dead battery.
The oldest "green" refrigeration system, basic cold plate designs keep the cost down with the reliability of fewest working parts. Straight cold plate systems rely on natural air convection to remove heat from the interior load space. Freezing solutions ranging from -21 degrees to +26 degrees allow for unique designs for deliveries ranging from ice cream to flowers. A simple 8 hour recharge allows for up to 12 hours of route deliveries. Compressors are available in skirt-mount or nose-mount configurations.
INEEL conducts fundamental and applied science and engineering to develop, demonstrate, and deploy new technologies that address the needs of DOE and other customers. The structure of INEEL's R&D organization mirrors DOE's four mission areas of environmental management, energy resources, national security, and science.
Idle Free Systems, Inc. is a provider of year-round idle elimination solutions for trucks and school buses. The Idle Free Electric APU offers drivers and fleet operators a flexible, cost-effective alternative to discretionary idling. The Idle Free electric APU is for drivers pulling refrigerated or reefer trailers. This idle elimination solution uses the energy produced by a reefer unit to meet all the HVAC needs of drivers--without idling the truck and the cost that goes with it.
IMPCO is a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of advanced fuel storage, fuel delivery, and electronic control systems that allow internal combustion engines to operate using clean-burning gaseous fuels such as propane and natural gas. IMPCO also produces a diesel-electric Auxiliary Power Unit for trucks and locomotives to warm or cool sleepers and engines, reduce idling, and save money.
Sleeping Well is a battery powered electric air-conditioning system that independently functions with the engine turned off. It is a no-idle solution that quietly cools and dehumidifies the sleeper cabs of commercial vehicles during warm and muggy evening stopovers. Sleeping Well's quiet performance maintains a cool, dry environment keeping the driver comfortable while eliminating engine emissions, unnecessary fuel expense and reducing engine wear.
InterMotive, Inc. designs and manufactures electronic control systems for the work truck, transit, emergency response, RV, and personal-use markets. The Eco-Star automatically turns the engine off when specific, customizable, safety conditions are met, reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gasses. The Idle Timer controller turns the engine off at either 5 or 15 minutes, depending on settings, reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gases. The EcoLock is an anti-idle system designed specifically for police which automatically turns the engine off when specific, customizable, safety conditions are met.
Isuzu NPR Truck Engines & Parts offers natural gas conversion kits and installation for NPR, NQR, NRR, GMC W3500, W4500, and W5500 trucks. The LPG conversion kits include an effective injection system which helps fleets reduce operating costs.
Johnson's AE Series features traditional free-hanging cold plates and cold plate blower systems with automatic defrost that deliver excellent reliability, low maintenance, and exceptionally long system life. The AE Series features power-grid plug-in instead of diesel fuel for significant operational savings.
MedicAire manufactures the idle reduction technology, MediDock, for ambulances to operate heat, A/C, and onboard batteries with the engine off.
The Fleet Test and Evaluation (FT&E) team works with commercial and government fleets, as well as industry groups, to test and deploy medium- and heavy-duty alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles in service. Information derived from evaluation of vehicle performance is fed back to research programs to help shape future work.
Odyne's advanced plug-in hybrid technology enables trucks over 14,000 pounds to have substantially lower emissions, improved performance, quieter job site operation, lower fuel consumption and reduced operating and maintenance costs. Odyne sells its unique modular hybrid system for new and retrofit applications direct to truck manufacturers and through a global distribution and service network.
Parks Industries LLC manufactures, sells, and distributes the HP2000 auxiliary power unit (APU) series. The HP2000 uses a heat pump system to provide climate control which cuts down on componentry making for a more affordable and efficient APU. Multiple variations and sizes of the HP2000 are available with and without hydraulics to service the needs for a variety of industries. By eliminating the need for the truck's engine to idle, fuel usage is reduced while allowing the driver to enjoy all of the comforts that are usually associated with an idling engine.
Phillips and Temro Industries design CAB POWER® systems, intake air heaters, engine pre-heating devices, and emission control units for idle reduction in heavy-duty trucks.
Pony Pack, Inc. manufactures idle-reduction auxiliary power units for heating, cooling, engine warming, and battery charging long-haul trucks. The Pony Pack works with on-board equipment for a clean solution to excessive idling.
PowerTechnology Southeast, Inc. manufactures and supplies mobile diesel generators for many diverse generator market sectors and range from 3KW to 320KW for standby, marine generators, worldwide military projects, and gas/diesel electric vehicles.
Proheat Air is a heavy-duty truck auxiliary air heater, quietly delivering constant and reliable heat in cold weather environments. Available in 2 and 4 kW models, its high-efficiency design reduces overall vehicle emissions and engine wear by eliminating the need to idle the engine to heat the sleeper cab. Proheat Air saves fuel costs for fleets and operators while helping drivers comply with local idling restrictions. A digital remote panel provides comprehensive and precise control of Proheat Air from anywhere inside the truck cab.
RigMaster Power manufactures a stand-alone generator set for heavy-duty trucks. The RigMaster auxiliary power unit can reduce fuel and operating costs and provides 120-volt "house current," a 60 amp DC alternator for battery recharging, and an automatic climate control system.
Riverside Mfg., LLC, specializing in electronic solutions for harsh environment industries, has developed a passive entry/passive start (PEPS) system which automatically shuts off unattended vehicles after a prescribed number of seconds, preventing unnecessary idling.
Shorepower Technologies was formed with the goal of deploying truck stop electrification technologies at truck stops, rest areas, travel plazas, warehouses, and truck depots. The Shorepower system offers easy access to electricity, allowing truck operators to turn off their engines and continue powering cab appliances, accessories, and block heaters.
Simply Grid technology provides on demand access to grid electricity and enables access to on-site, self-service electricity via industry standard charging stations and in-wall outlets. Engine idling is a major problem for smog, urban air pollution, and greenhouse gases, especially in large diesel engines. According to the EPA, long-duration idling of truck and locomotive engines consumes more than 1 billion gallons of diesel fuel and emits 11 million tons of carbon dioxide, 200,000 tons of oxides of nitrogen, and 5,000 tons of particulate matter into the air each year in the United States. Our solution enables vehicles to connect to the grid for energy to power their equipment or refrigeration units rather than idling their engine
Star Class manufactures auxiliary power units which are designed to be rugged to ensure they will provide years of reliable, economical service. They allow you to run your truck's electrical system, or heating & air conditioning while you rest between runs.
Stealth Power develops and manufactures smart electric power systems that provide power to run vehicles' electrical equipment, including auxiliary HVAC, heat, lights, camera, communication equipment, weapons systems, surveillance equipment, and power tools without idling the engine.
The Sun Power DC5000 Comfort System is a full self-contained 12-volt DC air conditioner that delivers 5,000 BTU per hour of cooling capacity. It is powered by a 440 amp/hour AGM battery system to provide 7-10 hours of operator comfort, eliminates jump starts, and saves fuel.
Thermo King Corporation manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers, and railway cars. Thermo King's TriPac auxiliary power unit provides an idle reduction solution for long-haul trucking applications.
The Tridako PowerCube(TM) APU is an auxiliary power unit, approved by the EPA SmartWay Clean Diesel program to reduce emissions. It gives the driver fuel savings and reduced engine wear.
Vanner designs and delivers idle reduction innovations for day and sleeper cabs combining Vanner's power inverter and power management technology. Vanner's IdleWatch(R) "Hybrid" Idle Reduction System helps meet the trucking industry's no-idle regulations, while increasing battery life and improving fleet efficiency. IdleWatch(R) reduces fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, and has silent AC power access for use by work trucks in residential areas.
VIESA delivers cool air to the truck's cabin without running the truck's engine and can be roof or back mounted. During operation it only consumes water and it makes no use of internal combustion engines, nor does it use chemical coolants or emit gases into the atmosphere. VIESA is ecological and provides the driver with a healthier rest and comfortable driving condition, increasing driver satisfaction and retention rates.
Webasto manufactures the engine-off bunk cooler, BlueCool Truck, in-cab heaters, and engine pre-heaters.
The Willis auxiliary power unit (APU) was one of the first of its kind, originating from the aircraft industry almost 30 years ago. Willis Power Systems brings the efficiencies and comfort of aerospace technology to the trucking industry by engineering an APU to specifically meet the needs of fleets and operators.
ZeroRPM offers an idle mitigation system that eliminates idling while providing auxiliary power and climate control from the vehicle's factory-installed ventilation system.