Willis APU manufacturer offering do-it-yourself installation program for fleets

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SPARKS, Nev. — Auxiliary Power Dynamics, manufacturer of the Willis APU, has recently begun offering fleets a unique installation and service training program for fleet technicians. APD offers this training program at an APD facility or the fleets locations. The program is available to fleets with their own maintenance facilities that make qualified purchases of the Willis APU.

The program has been introduced in an effort to avoid the downtime and loss of business often associated with APU installation; an inconvenience which APD officials say deters many fleets from installing APUs at all.

Fleet managers tell us with all of the different things that go into coordinating fleet traffic, if they want to have APUs installed they must take their trucks out of service with little or no way to ease the inconvenience for their customers, said Will Watson, vice-president of sales and marketing for APD.

As the program allows a fleets own maintenance shop to perform the installation and warranty work, fleet managers find it much easier to schedule APU installations, Watson added.

We think this program will become very popular as more fleets become aware of it, he said. After all, fleets with their own maintenance shops and certified technicians already have the resources to do the work themselves. All they really need is the specific training on the Willis APU for their technicians.

Watson said fleets that take part in the training program can become certified Willis APU installation and service centres for other local companies and owner/operators. For more information about the technician training program, call Watson at 253-638-3145.

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