U.S. Xpress recently partnered with DClimate, a provider of Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) systems, on a new APU system for its new, tech-forward and driver-first Variant fleet. The solution needed to support environmental stewardship by reducing emissions and improve overall operational efficiency, while providing professional truck drivers with a comfortable space for rest and relaxation. Impressive results delivered during extensive testing of DClimate’s Hybrid APU in 2019 led U.S. Xpress to specify DClimate’s system on all new Variant truck purchases beginning in 2020.
Based on installation of DClimate APU devices on approximately 1,800 Variant trucks, the company has seen reduced idle, equating to a monthly emission reduction of 819,702 kg of CO2 and 3,023 kg of NOx. These figures will continue to grow as Variant trucks are added in 2022 and in the years to come.