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Phillips & Temro Industries Preeminent, Benchmarked APU on Display at Mid-America Truck Show

PTI will truck to MATS to showcase its Idle Free eAPU designed for all drivers and driving conditions

Eden Prairie, MN / Louisville, KY (March 14, 2016) Phillips & Temro Industries (PTI) will truck to Louisville, Kentucky March 31 – April 2 for the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), the largest trucking industry event in the world. PTI, a global OEM and aftermarket provider of custom engineered thermal systems and solutions for the trucking industry, will showcase its Idle Free eAPU, the most complete idle elimination system on the market today.  

From Booth #12036, located in the North Wing in the EPA SmartWay Area, PTI representatives will talk to fleets and owner operators about the only electric APU capable of meeting drivers’ needs without relying on the truck’s starting batteries.

The Idle Free eAPU was tested last year in a third party lab where it was positioned alongside two competitive electric APUs. It was concluded the Idle Free eAPUä cooled the bunk faster and ran the longest while maintaining the lowest bunk temperature throughout the test. 

“There are four main considerations when purchasing an auxiliary power unit: compliance with anti-idling regulations, fuel and costs savings, maintenance, and driver comfort. The validation of the reliability, performance and capabilities of the Idle Free Systems eAPU will be incredibly beneficial to fleets as they evaluate systems for their trucks and drivers,” said Robert Jordan, Development Engineer for Idle Free Systems, Phillips & Temro Industries.  

Unique to the Idle Free electric APUs is its ability to be powered three ways: 

  1. An independent battery bank consisting of four AGM batteries
  2. Shorepower, which is standard on every Idle Free system, allows drivers unlimited runtime
  3. Reefer Link® Idle Free’s proprietary, patented technology powered by the reefer. Idle Free is the only APU on the market that can be powered by the reefer.  When connected, drivers will have unlimited runtime for the system.    

Continued Jordan, “A comfortable bunk, a warm engine, and access to a computer or TV aren’t luxuries; they are necessities that contribute directly to driver comfort and safety. According to the Idle Free benchmark tests, the Idle Free eAPUä provides the most exceptional value in an electric auxiliary power unit overall.”

About Phillips & Temro Industries

Phillips & Temro Industries (PTI) is a global OEM and aftermarket provider of custom engineered thermal systems and solutions. Trucking, automotive, off-road, oil and gas and EV/hybrid are just a few of the diverse markets that benefit from PTI’s heating, cooling, and electrification solutions. PTI manages the entire process from concept design, prototyping and testing to delivery with a focus on quality. PTI’s portfolio of technologies is an amalgamation of brands, including ZeroStart, Temro, Arctic Fox, Idle Free and TruFlo.

Media Contact
Company Name: Phillips & Temro Inc.
Contact Person: Patti Hill
Phone: 512-218-0401
Address:9700 West 74th Street
City: Eden Prairie
State: MN
Country: United States