The True Cost of Idling

The average long-haul truck in the U.S. idles 10 hours per day, 5 days a week. When you calculate the cost of fuel, maintenance and wear and tear on your truck’s engine; you are looking at nearly $19,000 per year in idling costs. When idling, you are running a 500+ horsepower engine to spin components small enough to hold in your hand. As you will see in the infographic below, allowing an APU to provide this power saves thousands of dollars in fuel. So, the infographic explores visually the true costs of idling.

The HP2000 APU enables truck drivers to stay warm, cool, and keep electronics running without having to idle their engines. Built for the road, the HP2000 APU is a durable source of power that can be easily mounted to most trucks. If you would like to reduce waste while remaining comfortable year round, auxiliary power units can help you do just that.