Idle Free Systems, Inc. announced today a strategic alliance with W&B Service Company to provide trucking fleets with the Idle Free Complete Electric Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Solution™. As an Idle Free authorized sales and service partner, W&B will support the demand for the most complete idle elimination system on the market today and the only electric APU capable of meeting drivers’ needs without relying on the truck’s starter batteries. Adding W&B as an Idle Free dealer fills an important link to the South Central states for its APUs.
Headquartered in Duncanville, south of Dallas, W&B is a recognized leader in the sales and service of transport refrigeration equipment for trucks and trailers and Carrier Transicold’s oldest and largest transport refrigeration dealer in the United States. W&B is also an authorized dealer for Hyundai Translead trailer equipment and Hercules truck bodies. With 18 branch locations throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana supplemented with mobile service locations, W&B will provide North American fleets with sales and service of Idle Free electric APUs further expanding Idle Free’s already strong national network.
“We continually strive to offer our customers only those products that deliver superior performance relative to other options and therefore the best return on investment,” said Tracey Maynor, President, W&B Service Company. “Idle Free APUs complete solution versus all other battery-based APUs, means that we can help our customers grow their business in a smart and environmentally friendly way.”
According to the North American Council of Freight Efficiency, fuel efficiency continues to be the number one concern of fleet managers. The Idle Free Complete Electric APU Solution™ increases overall fuel economy at substantial cost savings, gives fleet managers a way to reduce their environmental impact, and eliminates extra engine wear and tear associated with discretionary idling.
Unique to the Idle Free electric APUs is its ability to be powered three ways:
- An independent battery bank consisting of four AGM batteries captures energy produced by the engine’s alternator and stores it and, when the truck’s engine is off, converts the stored energy into 120 volt electricity using a pure sine wave inverter;
- Shorepower, which is standard on every Idle Free system, allows drivers unlimited run-time when plugged into all-weather electrical outlets being deployed across North America; and
- Reefer Link™, Idle Free’s proprietary, patented technology run by the reefer. When connected to the reefer, the drive will have unlimited run-time of his Idle Free APU. Idle Free is the only APU on the market that can be powered by the reefer.
Additionally, Idle Free APUs use a coolant heater as a fully integrated component of the system providing heat for both the cab / bunk as well as the engine block.
“Idle Free actively seeks partners that are known to offer superior customer service and the most reliable products available in the market,” said Robert Hopton, CEO, Idle Free Systems. “W&B is widely lauded for its strategic delivery of innovative and reliable products and customer-focused solutions. We are honored to have an organization such as W&B as part of our National dealer network”
Idle Free APUs are CARB compliant and EPA SmartWay verified. They provide air conditioning and heat; 120 volt electricity for televisions, computers, and other hotel needs; and keeps the truck engine warm when the engine is off. Additionally, every system comes with Shorepower as a standard feature to provide unlimited run-time and making the system eligible for any Federal or State rebates.
About W&B Service Company, L.P.
W&B Service Company was established in 1952 and became Carrier Transicold’s first dealer; making it the oldest transport refrigeration dealer in North America. W&B Service Company consists of two divisions; the industrial refrigeration division and the transportation equipment division. W&B has 18 branches throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. The company sells refrigeration units, truck bodies, semi-trailers, parts, and service. For additional information, visit http://www.wbservice.com
About Idle Free Systems, Inc.
Idle Free Systems, Inc. (“Idle Free”) manufactures electric idle elimination solutions for the commercial trucking industry and school buses. All Idle Free APU’s are manufactured in the United States.
The Idle Free electric APU is The Complete Electric APU Solution™ offering drivers and fleet operators a flexible, cost-effective alternative to discretionary idling without compromising performance, cost savings or driver comfort while reducing emissions for a cleaner environment.
Unique to the Idle Free electric APUs is its ability to be powered three ways: an independent battery bank, Shorepower and Reefer Link™, Idle Free’s proprietary, patented technology run by the reefer. Idle Free is the only APU on the market that can be powered by the reefer.
Idle Free Systems web site: http://idlefreesystems.com