Mandatory APU's

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Ken Worth, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Ken Worth

    Ken Worth Medium Load Member

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    What would it take to make APU's mandatory on all OTR trucks? Do you think this would be a good thing? I wouldn't mind using one and saving the engine and fuel. I think the price they want for those things is ridiculous. You can buy an air conditioning system for a building for the price they want for something that's about the equivolent of a window air conditioner.
     
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  3. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    It would be fought tooth and nail by all of the big truck companies.
     
  4. rookietrucker

    rookietrucker Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Eventually APU's will become mandatory. The rate they are pushing no idling laws. Something is going to have to give. They can't expect drivers to sleep comfortable for 10hrs with no a/c or heat. Someone someday is going to realize this is a safety issue.
     
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  5. dirtyoldman

    dirtyoldman Light Load Member

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    my ac was broke for a week, and I was only able to sleep 4hrs a night, needless to say I was tired, but i got an early start every day, and got ALLOT of work done...

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  6. abjz71

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    it will take the truck manufactures making them OEM off the factory line but if you look at the cost yes very pricy up front but at idle you burn about 1 gallon an hour most apu's only use .2-.3 gallons an hour at nearly $5 a gallon it dose not take that long to recoop that investment not even taking into account for saved ware and taer on the truck and remember that most of the apu's contain a stand allone engine to provide power, a heat source of some sort for the winter and an a/c source for the sumer so that 5k-10k is buying a bit
     
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  7. Ken Worth

    Ken Worth Medium Load Member

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    Where'd all these ads come from?? I posted this and now they're gone???
     
  8. Truckerjo

    Truckerjo Road Train Member

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    Not allowed to post adds far as I know.... They have that one section of the forum you can post adds...
     
  9. Phil1Fla

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    It won't be long APU or Motel room.
     
  10. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    Better hope for APU.

    Can you even imagine a company paying for a room? I have had some that would not even pay during a break down.
     
  11. Phil1Fla

    Phil1Fla Light Load Member

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    Oh I have worked for company that want you to get a motel every night. the sleeper is when you were stuck at a job site and couldn't get to a motel. I got $45 for every night I spent in the truck or they paid for the room.
     
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