MADISON, WI – Idle Free announced that it has signed an agreement with Pennsylvania Truck Centers for the company to sell, install and service the Idle Free electric APU.
An auxiliary power unit (APU) is an aftermarket component that can be added to a Class 8 over-the-road truck to help the driver reduce discretionary idling.
The Idle Free electric APU differs from other idle-elimination solutions because it is the most complete system available. It meets all driver needs -- heat, air conditioning and electricity needs -- without jeopardizing the productivity of the truck. The Idle Free APU is the only complete electric APU on the market.
Robert Hopton, CEO of Idle Free Systems Inc., said that being able to provide a means to eliminate all of the reasons that drivers idle trucks is one of the main differentiating factors of the Idle Free APU.
“Heat, air conditioning, hotel needs and engine pre-heat. These are why drivers idle the trucks. We designed a comprehensive, fully integrated APU solution that addresses all of these needs, completely eliminating the need for drivers to idle the truck,” he said.
Idle Free Systems is rapidly expanding its network of sales and service dealers throughout the country.
Hopton said that the addition of Pennsylvania Truck Centers to its growing dealer network is helpful in expanding nation-wide coverage to support sales and service of the Idle Free system.
“Pennsylvania Truck is an essential part of our strategy to grow our dealer network in the eastern part of the United States,” Hopton says. “We are honored and excited to be working with a dealership that has such a long-standing presence and outstanding reputation in the area.”