WANT TO REDUCE FUEL COSTS?

WHAT PURKEYS OFFERS TO HELP INCREASE FUEL EFFICIENCY Commercial trucking fleets often rely on fuel to power a vehicle’s charging system. To quantify the costs, let’s assume an idling truck burns a gallon of fuel an hour for 4 hours a day, 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year at a price of $4…

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FROM “BRUCE’S DAUGHTER” TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

  PURKEYS SAYS, “THANK YOU” TO ROBYN WASSMAN FOR HER 25 YEARS OF SERVICE   Robyn Purkey Wassman moved to Bentonville, Arkansas in 1990 to help her dad Bruce open Purkeys. “She was nineteen years old when my dad started this company,” said CEO Justin Purkey. “My dad asked her to help him start out…

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HOW TO USE A MULTIMETER PART 5: SPECIAL FEATURES

Multimeters are devices that combine multiple electrical measurement functions in one unit. These instruments typically measure voltage, electric current and resistance. In order to get the most from a multimeter, you have to know how to use it properly. Sales and Service Engineer Larry Rambeaux demonstrates how two of the special features work and how they apply to every day…

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HERE’S TO ANOTHER 25 YEARS

PURKEYS CELEBRATES A QUARTER CENTURY IN BUSINESS THIS MONTH   On April 1, 1990, Purkeys opened for business with only one customer. Twenty-five years later Purkeys has evolved into a company that focuses on electrical innovations and solutions that continues to make an impact on the heavy-duty commercial trucking industry. Purkeys’ Chief Creative Engineer Bruce Purkey…

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FUEL EFFICIENCY VIA THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

HOW A MORE EFFICIENT ELECTRICAL SYSTEM CAN HELP REDUCE FUEL COSTS   In the heavy-duty trucking industry, fuel costs are one of the biggest operational expenses fleets encounter, second to payroll. Purkeys Chief Engineer Dale Henningson explains, “The engine powers the alternator, which is where electrical energy originates so all of the electrical power comes…

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PURKEYS’ NEW MULTIMETER TRAINING UNIT

How a Tool Developed for Tech Events became a Training Tool Purkeys released a new multimeter training unit in April to help fleets train technicians on a heavy-duty vehicle’s electrical system. The M.T.U. allows technicians to hone their skills with a multimeter in common electrical troubleshooting situations. The training unit was developed for testing a…

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