ORILLIA, Ont. – Orillia Premier Truck and Trailer has announced it is now a distributor for the ITS Distributing idle-free cab comfort system.
“Anti-idling laws are becoming more common in municipalities across Canada.Contaminants from vehicle exhaust are major contributors to deteriorating air quality. We need to pay more attention to what we are putting into our atmosphere,” the company said in a release.
The ITS Distributing system combines a Webasto air heater to keep the cab warm with an Indel B Sleeping Well Plus air-conditioning unit for cooling. It’s a 12-volt, all-season cab comfort system that the company says can heat the cab with as little as 0.02-0.05 gallons of diesel per hour. The Sleeping Well air-conditioning system doesn’t use any fuel at all, but is instead powered by batteries that are separate from the truck’s running batteries, the company explained.
The system can save a typical truck operator about $4,500 per year in fuel, the company said, citing a study by the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.
“That is a huge expense every year to a fleet of trucks or even for an individual truck owner,” the company pointed out. “Some municipality’s anti-idle by-laws fine is set up to a maximum of $5,000.”
Orillia Premier Truck and Trailer can be reached at 705-327-9998.
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