Idle Free signs Detroit-area deal

Carrier Transicold of Detroit announced this week that it has signed an agreement to sell, install and service the Idle Free electric auxiliary power unit (APU). The dealer serves the metro Detroit area with its fleet of six mobile service vehicles.

The APU is an aftermarket component that can be added to a Class 8 over-the-road truck to help the driver reduce discretionary idling.

“We pride ourselves on providing products that help our reefer fleet customers be more productive in the field,” Mark Sparkman, President of Carrier Transicold of Detroit, says. “The Idle Free system – especially with the Reefer Link technology – has proven to be a tremendous time and money saver and we are excited to start offering it to our customers.”

Idle Free Systems Inc. says its electric APU meets all driver needs — heat, air conditioning and electricity needs — without jeopardizing the productivity and longevity of the truck.

“Heat, air conditioning, hotel needs and engine pre-heat. These are why drivers idle the trucks. We designed a comprehensive, integrated APU solution that addresses all of these needs, completely eliminating the need for drivers to idle the truck,”  Robert Hopton, CEO of Idle Free Systems Inc., says.


says that adding the Idle Free electric APU to its offering of aftermarket products will help them serve their customers better.

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