3 THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN YOU CLEAN YOUR BATTERY CHARGING ROOM

Fleets should keep a clean and organized battery room. Step-by-step instructions for the equipment used in the room should be posted. A disorganized room can lead to uncharged batteries, wasted materials and missing parts costing time and money.  Below are three things to keep your battery room in tip-top shape: Location and Temperature—The battery room…

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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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YOUR INVERTER PROBLEMS HAVE A SIMPLE SOLUTION

Adding Integrated Controls with Timer and Low Voltage Disconnect to Inverters Can Save Batteries Drivers will use devices like laptops, microwaves, and other appliances to help them adjust to life on the road. This requires an inverter, which takes DC power from the tractor batteries and converts to AC power for these devices. Fleets allow…

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CAN THE AGM BATTERY IMPROVE YOUR FLEET’S PERFORMANCE?

Knowing Your Electrical Needs Can Help You Pick the Right Battery Each year, heavy-duty commercial trucking fleets lose time and money because of dead batteries. Fleets place very high demands on the tractors’ batteries, so understanding which battery best addresses those demands is paramount. There are five factors that help determine if a flooded cell…

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Are You Buying the Right Wire?

Heavy-duty commercial trucking fleets should always check their stock of replacement wire to see what type of insulation they are buying. The wrong insulated wire can overheat and ignite under certain conditions. Fleets should not risk fire when better insulated wire can be bought at the same cost as a lower-rated heat resistant insulation. When…

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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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