Mar 10

Purkeys’ CAPS Provides Fast, Powerful, and Safe Jump starts

Challenge A fleet in the United States was having an issue with jump starts. They noticed multiple vehicles needed to be jump started some mornings at the same time. When trucks can’t get on the road it can be costly to a fleet’s efficiency. That’s why they were looking for a jump starter that could...

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Jan 08

CASE STUDY: HOW PURKEYS’ DIRECT HELPED KEEP UNDER-CHARGED LIFTGATES OFF THE ROAD

DIRECT SOLVES PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY HAPPEN   Challenge A trucking fleet had issues with liftgate batteries being discharged to the point they couldn’t bring the liftgates back up once they were down. Since neither the company nor its drivers could identify the problem before the trailer left the lot, these under-charged batteries were used and...

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Nov 20

CASE STUDY: PURKEYS’ INVERTERS FIND BALANCE BETWEEN FLEETS’ AND DRIVERS’ NEEDS

PURKEYS INVERTERS HAVE SMART FEATURES TO HELP SAVE BATTERIES   Challenge Trucking companies want to entice new drivers to work for them by offering inverters in their over the road tractors. However, hotel loads put an extra drain on batteries. This results in dead batteries, which require service calls that cost the company time and...

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Nov 05

CASE STUDY: HOW PURKEYS’ JUMPSTART MACHINE IMPROVED A CLIENT’S WORKFLOW

LIGHTNING IN A BOX QUICKLY GETS TRUCKS FROM THE LOT TO THE SHOP   Challenge A large heavy-duty truck dealer that specializes in upfitting and modifying vehicles was having issues with dead batteries. New trucks sat on the lot while waiting to be prepped. Technicians frequently needed to do multiple jumpstarts a day in order...

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Sep 15

CASE STUDY: PURKEYS’ MODAC RECORDS DATA THAT CAN HELP FLEETS REDUCE ELECTRICAL COSTS

THE DATA LOGGER CAN SHOW WHERE INEFFICIENCIES EXIST IN A BATTERY PROGRAM Challenge A fleet installed GPS units on their reefer trailers, which created a parasitic draw on the reefer battery. Shortly after the fleet began having problems with reefer units not starting after they sat for extended periods of time. This increased the fleet’s...

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Jul 17

CASE STUDY: SOLVING THE ISSUE OF DEAD LIFTGATE BATTERIES FOR RENTAL TRAILERS

How Purkeys Saved a Trailer Rental Company Money with a 3-in-1 Charge Controller System Challenge A large trailer leasing company had compatibility issues between their trailers liftgate charging system and the clients’ tractors. Since there are three different systems, dual pole, single pole, and seven-way aux, it was difficult to choose which one matched the...

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Jul 10

CASE STUDY: SOLVING BATTERY PROBLEMS FOR FORK LIFTS

How Purkeys Stopped a Scale from Draining Fork Lift Batteries Challenge A fleet installed scales on all their fork lifts. By eliminating the extra step of weighing freight separately the automatic scale saved labor hours, reduced time each pallet of freight spent on the dock,  and gave the fleet correct billing weights. The scale caused...

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May 28

CASE STUDY: SOLVING THE ISSUE OF NOT SETTING THE PARK BRAKE

How Purkeys Saved Fleets from Losing Money on Wrecked Equipment   Challenge Several years ago, a trucking fleet was losing more than a million dollars in wrecked equipment each year because drivers would forget to set the park brake. The tractor would roll away and crash when it was detached from the trailer. At the...

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May 15

CASE STUDY: SOLVING THE ISSUE OF POWER FOR MEDICAL DEVICES

Challenge In 2010, a heavy-duty commercial trucking fleet needed to power CPAP medical equipment for its drivers without idling tractors during rest periods.  The fleet estimated around 35 percent of their drivers needed to power CPAP machines during the rest period overnight. In order to avoid outfitting all tractors for medical equipment, the fleet needed a...

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Apr 08

HOW PURKEYS SAVED OVER TWO BATTERIES A YEAR – PER TRUCK

Case Study: Reduced Component Usage and Wasted Warranty Returns Challenge One of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America hired Purkeys to solve electrical challenges as their fleet grew to 3,000 tractors in 1989. Due to the rapid growth, the Client had inefficient procedures in place, was not using the right products or testing...

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