As diesel fuel continues to escalate (up nearly 30% from 2010, according to the Department of Energy), independent truck drivers are looking for ways to reduce fuel and maintenance costs.
Hodyon, a Fallbrook Technologies company, announced a new leasing program that can provide savings for independent truck drivers who install Hodyon Dynasys APU (auxiliary power unit) systems.
According to Hodyon, a manufacturer and distributor of energy-efficient products and systems, the Dynasys APU is designed to provide owner-operators savings of potentially thousands of dollars in out of pocket expenses annually, with savings of up to $400 a month on fuel alone after the APU lease payment. Additional savings may be realized due to the reduction in engine wear, and thus maintenance costs, that are associated with long duration engine idling. Furthermore, since the Dynasys APU provides temperature control and electricity to the truck cab, the operator may choose to further reduce expenses for lodging, meals and so on.
The leasing program is available through Fallbrook Technologies Inc, which recently acquired Hodyon. Hodyon will be offering competitive leases to members of the Owner Operators Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) who complete the appropriate qualification steps. According to Hodyon Chief Executive Officer David Hancock, the leasing program is very easy to apply for, and many applicants who did not qualify for other leasing programs available will meet qualifications and be approved.
The Dynasys APU offers significant fuel savings — an average of one gallon per hour while idling — and makes drivers compliant with all applicable non-idling laws. It also offers 6 kw of power and shore power. Shore power allows the HVAC to be plugged into any 110-volt outlet, working independently from the APU engine.
Owner-operators can apply via phone (1-800-289-8282) or through Hodyon's website. More information is available at www.hodyon.com.