Because truck idling is expensive in terms of fuel costs, routine engine maintenance and engine wear and tear, it was important for MVT to find a solution that would not compromise our drivers’ safety or comfort and be environmentally friendly. The Idle Free Complete APU is a perfect fit with our corporate environmental initiative to reduce emissions caused by truck idling.
- Royal Jones, Mesilla Valley Transportation
Diesel powered APUs sustain driver comfort, but are loud and have a considerable amount of maintenance. In 2013, we tested an Idle Free unit for quality and performance. Our driver’s response was very good, taking particular note how quiet the unit was and the length of time the APU kept the truck at his desired temperature. Battery life on Idle Free’s APUs has been better than we expected, maintenance cost has been relatively low in terms of parts and labor and tech support response is fast and extremely helpful. As a Fleet Manager, I will continue purchasing Idle Free units for the upcoming power units. They have proven to be a dependable cost efficient APU that fits our fleet’s needs.
- Lucas Haas, Fleet Manager, Fuchs Trucking
Idle Free Systems is our APU of choice. They’re truly California compliant. They don’t burn diesel, they don’t require tune-ups and they’re incredibly reliable, all of which are important to us. We have reefers in our fleet, so having APUs that can be powered by the battery, reefer and Shorepower is a definite plus for us.
- Brian Patrick, Gulick Trucking, Inc.
I did extensive research of all types and makes of APUs before choosing Idle Free Systems. Reliability, low maintenance and economics were very high on my list, even in the face of declining fuel costs. I concluded there is no other battery-powered unit on the market that has equal cooling capacity; and, Idle Free is the only unit that powers their systems with A/C. With Idle Free, we have cooling capacity all the way to the end of the battery cycle. I think it is important to look at the total environmental impact of any and all equipment we put in service and to do our best to minimize that impact. We have a duty to our grandkids. To that end, it is my belief that Idle Free is the best APU I can choose.
- Nicholas Hewitt, President, P.T.S.I.
When making a decision about auxiliary power units, our main considerations were ROI and cost of ownership. From a cost analysis perspective, the Idle Free electric APU is easily the most economical. In addition to requiring far less maintenance, our local Idle Free representative is outstanding. It’s comforting to have local installers backed by a solid company. Idle Free has always answered any issues or questions regarding our APUs, which enables the local installer or myself to complete any necessary repairs to keep our trucks rolling.
- Willis McVey, Transportation Manager, Merfish