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Idle Smart partners with Fontaine Modification Fleet Services

Idle Smart, LLC, has authorized Fontaine Modification Fleet Services to install and distribute its Idle Smart idle management system. Idle Smart is an automatic engine start and stop technology that actively manages engine idle time and battery voltage levels while helping to prevent cold starts in Class 8 trucks. The system reduces idling time, helping ensure

Idle Smart announces Android platform with remote management capabilities

Idle Smart has announced that it is offering a new platform based on the Android operating system, complete with remote management capabilities and desktop performance reporting and diagnostics. Idle Smart is in production and expects commercial availability by January 2016. Idle Smart is a software solution, which the company describes as allowing trucking companies to keep fleets of

Winter is coming: Is your fleet prepared?

It may not be something that everyone (OK, anyone) wants to think about, but the fact remains that winter is on its way. Everyone needs to be prepared for what’s ahead, and that includes fleets. It’s the harshest season for trucks, which face issues from the brakes freezing to the products being hauled in trailers

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Don’t sit idly by: Putting idle reduction solutions to work saving money, retaining drivers

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

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Beating the cold weather ‘no starts’

“Battery drain is an issue for fleets at parking facilities where drivers require hotel loads for comfort and convenience items, especially during rest periods required by new hours-of-service regulations,” says Ryan Bennett, vice president of product and marketing at Idle Smart. “With the right technology, fleets can monitor and eliminate battery drain so trucks are

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Idling control options insight

When considering idling-reduction options, a start-stop solution that manages idle time could be ideal for fleets. Idle Smart is an automated engine start-stop system that provides year-round cab comfort and maintains fleet uptime by keeping batteries charged and engines warm. Compatible with most makes and models, Idle Smart’s system continuously monitors interior and ambient temperatures to

Idle Smart highlights WilMar Trucking reduced idle time

Idle Smart,  provider of an automatic engine start stop solution, announced that WilMar Trucking LLC is realizing significant idle time reductions with initial units and is planning to install the technology on its fleet of trucks. Idle Smart continuously monitors interior and ambient temperatures and efficiently starts and stops a vehicle to maintain desired cabin

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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

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Idle Smart introduces new feature to protect fleets against battery drain

Idle Smart announced Battery Protect—a new feature that continuously monitors battery voltage levels and will start and run a vehicle’s engine to recharge batteries, helping ensure fleet uptime and starting. Battery Protect was introduced at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) 2014 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn. “With Battery

Idle Smart customer reports cutting fuel costs

Ibbetson Brothers, a farm and trucking operation in Yates Center, Kan., is realizing fuel saving and other benefits from its use of the Idle Smart idle reduction solution. The operation is installing Idle Smart in four trucks used to haul hay to dairies and feedlots, and other commodities in over-the-road specialized, flatbed and heavy haul

Idle Smart ensures cold weather starts

The provider of a patented idle reduction solution designed to save fuel for fleets and drivers, has announced Cold Weather Guard, a feature that helps prevent issues with starting a truck after long idle periods in cold temperatures. With Cold Weather Guard, Idle Smart customers have the ability to have the truck start at a

Idle Smart announces support for Hope for the Warriors

Under a new partnership with Hope for the Warriors, idle reduction solution provider Idle Smart will donate a percentage of each sale to help support the group’s mission of enhancing the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and the families of the fallen. “Idle Smart is proud to support the men and