Trucks are made to be in motion. When efficiency is judged by MPG, the truck’s worst fuel efficiency is when the truck sits still. Idling burns fuel and can lead to increased maintenance issues. That’s why a number of idle reduction solutions are gaining ground with fleet managers aiming to lower diesel usage costs and
One of the biggest demands for power comes in the form of heating sleeper cabs. Espar manufactures diesel-fueled bunk/cab heaters, as well as engine pre-heating options. Espar options are available through every truck manufacturer and are utilized by manufacturers like Thermo King and Bergstrom. “Fleets are starting to realize these same idle-reduction savings opportunities also
As truck equipment advances to meet high-efficiency expectations, increased regulations demand more attention from fleet managers who already have their hands full meeting schedules and keeping trucks running. Idle regulations, for example, can be one of the most challenging regulations to keep up with, as they vary from city to city and state to state.