Company trucks with APU's

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  1. bigorangefan9999

    bigorangefan9999 Light Load Member

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    Anyone working for a good company where the trucks are equipped with APU's?
     
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  3. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    I do. Calex Logistics, Pittston Pa. Been here almost 3 years. My most recent truck is a 2011 Volvo 780 with an APU.
     
  4. Cranky Yankee

    Cranky Yankee Cranky old ######

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    all trans am trucks come with apu frig and 2500 watt inverter
     
  5. Jackofalltrades1977

    Jackofalltrades1977 Light Load Member

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    How long you been with TA Pete?

    Stupid question: What's the difference between an inverter and an APU?
     
  6. Emulsified

    Emulsified Road Train Member

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    An Inverter converts 12v DC to 120v AC. It draws it's power from the batteries.
    An APU (Auxillary Power Unit) is basically a generator. In the truck's case, it makes 12v DC and recharges the batteries.
    It will also power the auxillary A/C unit for your sleeper.
     
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    Jackofalltrades1977 Light Load Member

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  8. Redwolf

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    Miller Transporters has them
     
  9. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

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    JS Helwig, Terrell, TX. APU and inverter, EOBR, 65 MPH trucks, good miles. (typical operation is Plainview, TX or Dodge City, KS (meat) to north east and back to OK/TX)
     
  10. ghostrunner

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    Marten transport apu and inverter 65 mph


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  11. joseph1135

    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

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    Lessors Inc has Thermo King TriPac APU units with 1800 watt inverters.
     
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