APU Maker Plugs Into Canada

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.

One is Fort Garry Industries and its group of companies, based in Winnipeg, with 28 locations across Canada in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

The other is Parts for Trucks, based in Halifax, with 15 locations throughout Eastern Canada in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island.

As parts and service providers for both work trucks and heavy-duty trucks, these agreements provide for the sales, installation and support for Idle Free’s all-electric APU. The company has been in the U.S. since 2003.

IFS is the only electric APU capable of meeting drivers’ needs without relying on the truck’s batteries, according to the company.

“These Canadian dealers are a valuable addition to our dealer network and a huge milestone for Idle Free,” said Ian Vriese, director of North American sales for Phillps and Temro, the parent of Idle Free Systems.


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