Schneider National to test idling reduction equipment
May 30, 2006 12:59 PM
Schneider National Inc, Green Bay WI, is participating in an American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) project to evaluate technology that can be used to offset truck idling, according to information from the American Trucking Associations.
The carrier will evaluate two separate air-conditioning systems, a Bergstrom 12-volt system and a Webasto thermal storage system, operated in conjunction with a Webasto cab heater. The systems are designed to operate with the truck engine shut down.
The project, funded by an Environmental Protection Agency grant, is expected to document engine idle times with and without the use of the idle-reduction technologies.
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