Bergstrom hits NITE manufacturing milestone
The 50,000th unit, a NITE Phoenix no-idle system, was part of an order from Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS), a manufacturer of corrugated polyethylene drainage pipe products.
Based in Hilliard, Ohio ADS has 53 manufacturing plants and 24 distribution centers. The Phoenix system was sold through Ohio-based Stykemain Trucks, Inc. and installed at the Fontaine Modification Center in conjunction with Bergstrom team members, the company says.
“This achievement far surpasses the production pace of our competitors, illustrating the high demand for Bergstrom’s NITE units in the marketplace. It was only two years ago that we celebrated the production of the 30,000th unit,” says Bill Gordon, vice president aftermarket and NITE sales. “Our team is very proud of this milestone and our contributions towards reducing harmful emissions and improving driver comfort on the road.”
In production since 2003, the NITE no-idle system helps drivers all across the world remain comfortable while adhering to anti-idling regulation. In addition to the NITE Phoenix, Bergstrom also manufactures its signature NITE Plus and NITE Day Cab units, as well as a number of private-label no-idle systems.As a battery-powered system, the NITE solution can reduce the average truck’s fuel usage by as much as 3,790 gallons a year, and save the owner more than $15,353 per truck, per year in reduced fuel costs and maintenance, based on diesel prices of $4 per gallon, 6-cylinder engine, 1,000 idling RPM, eight idling hours per day, 300 days per year, the company says.