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    No engine needed for ComfortPro

    September 25, 2018 9:26AM by John G Smith

    Carrier Transicold’s ComfortPro electric auxiliary power unit will cool a cab without generating emissions, and also promises one of the longest run times for a battery-powered APU. The unit delivers 7,500 Btu/h of air conditioning for up to 11 hours.

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    Cooling comfort from Phillips & Temro

    September 13, 2018 11:56AM by John G Smith

    Phillips & Temro Industries’ new Idle Free Series 5000 eAPU is a high-capacity-cooling electric auxiliary power unit for those who are traveling in hot climates. A compressor and wall-mounted evaporator combine to deliver more than 300 cfm of air, and

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    Carrier Transicold upgrades APUs

    July 17, 2018 11:41AM by John G Smith

    Carrier Transicold has updated its ComfortPro diesel-powered auxiliary power units (APUs), reducing maintenance demands and doubling service intervals. A tensioner automatically adjusts a new automotive-style multi-V drive belt to help maintain the generator’s full voltage output when the APU is

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    Here Comes the Sun: Does solar have a role as an alternative fuel?

    April 13, 2018 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    TORONTO, Ont. — In some corners of North America, the idea of adding solar power to a truck or trailer is a no-brainer. You’d be forgiven for thinking that none of those corners are in Canada. That’s mostly true, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that solar has no place here. Just that you must be careful in assessing manufacturer claims about what their solar gizmo can actually do.

    Almost all of Canada gets an average of 4.2 hours of solar sunlight a day. Two areas — a small stretch of the southern prairies and a little ribbon of central B.C. — crank that number up to 4.5 hours. Compare that to as many six hours in Arizona, New Mexico, and a patch of southeast California. Doesn’t sound like much of a difference, but it’s a big deal. A 300-watt solar setup that can help to run a tractor’s electric APU in that part of the U.S. would probably have to be a 600- or 800-watt setup for a rig running, say, a Toronto-Montreal-Halifax route.

    It also means that manufacturer claims can be rather idealistic if calculations were based on experience in warm and sunny parts of our world. There’s no subterfuge involved here, but “your mileage may vary,” as they say.

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    ThermoKing launches electric APU, connected TRU

    October 2, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, GA – Thermo King unveiled two new products at the North American Commercial Vehicle show, including an electric auxiliary power unit (APU) and a connected trailer refrigeration unit (TRU).

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    Carrier Transicold acquires Westport APU

    April 17, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    ATHENS, GA – Carrier Transicold has acquired selected IMPCO product lines including the ComfortPro Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) from Westport Fuel Systems – and will now lead related development, engineering and manufacturing.

  • APU Maker Plugs Into Canada

    May 12, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    EDEN PRAIRIE, MN — A maker of auxiliary power units (APU) for trucks, Idle Free Systems, has moved into the Canadian market with the signing of two dealer agreements.

  • AN APU FOR 2008

    October 30, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    RigMaster is nearly ready for the emissions hurdle next year

  • Canadian APU maker opens U.S. manufacturing facility

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    TORONTO — RigMaster Power Corp. announced the opening of a second manufacturing facility to build its popular RigMaster Power APU.

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    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Thermo King recently introduced the TriPac auxiliary heating/cooling
    temperature-management system, originally designed by a TK dealer.

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    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Thermo King introduces web-based TriPac ROI calculator.

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    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Online Cummins return-on-investment calculator computes APU payback

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    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Cummins guide to maximum idling times now includes Canada

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    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    RigMaster now offers four models to choose from

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    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Enertek Solutions offers auxiliary power system powered by lithium-ion batteries, a first