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Espar revealing new name, branding

Since 1973, Espar has delivered the Eberspaecher brand of products to the North American marketplace. Espar is proud to announce that it will officially assume the Eberspaecher name in the North American marketplace, while still maintaining Espar as a legal business entity. This year marks the 150-year anniversary of Eberspaecher, a family-owned Germany-based company. “Based

Leveraging the efficiency of air and coolant heaters

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

Woody Bogler Trucking Co. takes a multi-faceted approach to improving fuel efficiency

Tracy Bogler describes his company’s philosophy: “The management of Woody Bogler Trucking Co. believes that we should maintain a continuous cycle of improvement,” says the carrier’s president. “Our longevity has given us the experience to understand that change is the only constant in trucking. We understand that we must embrace change in order to provide

Change is the only constant in trucking
Tips for spec’ing sleeper cab APUs

Idling engines affect our environment and our energy supply in several ways. A large, gas-fueled engine, for example, consumes as many as 8 gal. of fuel for every hour that it idles. In a single year, such an engine consumes 2,400 gal. of fuel. An idling engine also generates as much as 21 tons of

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Airtronic NG, Espar offer natural gas heating for trucks

Just announced,the newly-developed Airtronic NG Commercial air heater burns compressed natural gas (CNG), which makes it ideally suited for all trucks, the company said. “Our Airtronic NG Commercial is the first air heater that is specially designed for the continuously growing market for natural gas trucks in North America,” explains Dr. Volker Hohensee, president of