AGM VS. FLOODED CELL BATTERIES

Choosing the right battery for a fleet’s specific needs is the second step in extending battery life. It may seem simple, but having the best battery to fit the exact needs of a fleet can make a huge difference. In the heavy-duty, commercial trucking industry, there are two main types of batteries to choose from:…

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT APU BATTERY

Anti-idling regulations have led to increased demand on the batteries’ ability to provide power for accessory equipment on a truck. Auxiliary Power Units (APU) allow drivers to operate hotel loads while the truck isn’t running. These are very convenient but it is important to choose the correct batteries for the application for fleets to get…

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ARE YOU TESTING THE 7-WAY CORD?

It is common for fleets to have a tester in the shop that will supply power to trailer circuits and make the lights illuminate. When a technician performs this test and sees that the trailer lights are working, they often assume it is good to go. Problems with the lights can still occur if the…

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MULTIMETER TRAINING UNIT: DC CURRENT CHECK

Purkeys released a new product, the multimeter training unit, to help fleets train technicians on a heavy-duty vehicle’s electrical system. The MTU allows technicians to hone their skills with a multimeter in a controlled environment before practicing on a vehicle. Purkeys Sales and Service Engineer Larry Rambeaux demonstrates how to use the MTU to practice…

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3 WAYS TO GET THE MOST FROM A BATTERY

  Every year, heavy-duty commercial trucking fleets lose time and money because of battery issues. The good news is there are things that can be done to resolve these issues and keep trucks on the road. The Right Application Purkeys’ Sales and Service Engineer Charley Gipe said the best way to extend battery life is…

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23 YEARS LATER RAMBEAUX STILL RULES

Despite never filling out an application, Larry Rambeaux has found a home at Purkeys for almost 23 years. “Really, I can’t remember Purkeys without Larry,” said CEO Justin Purkey. “He’s been around so long he’s become part of the family.” Starting at a young age and with no job title, Larry was determined to succeed…

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