Green Operations

Construction & Utility Fleet Trucks Go Green

February 24, 2010

SEDONA, AZ - Green Fleet LLC introduces IdleOff, a renewable energy idle reduction device that reduces a fleet's carbon footprint, the need for fossil fuel, and saves significant money for any size fleet. Street, road & utility repair trucks that require flashing amber lighting for employee safety no longer need exemption from "idle reduction" fleet policies.

An average roadside work truck idles several hours daily, typically burning one gallon of fuel per hour, according to EPA estimates. IdleOff manages the auxiliary power required to operate a vehicles emergency lightbar without engine idle- for up to 12 hours. The self-sustaining system sends power to LED lighting from a special high capacity battery or pair of batteries that automatically recharge while driving to and from the job site.

IdleOff features an optional solar panel. The added benefits of solar energy maximize the recharge capacity of the power cells while reducing greenhouse pollutants and the dependence on fossil fuels. IdleOff's solar panel generates a controlled trickle charge to the auxiliary cells up to seven days a week.

The system's software simultaneously operates multiply lighting systems per vehicle, providing a wide range of lighting configurations. IdleOff is also compatible with existing lightbars, grill lights, side lights, etc. eliminating the need or expense of replacing existing equipment. 

A self-diagnostic analysis of the entire systems operational and error status is constantly performed by the CPU and is stored to memory for a 90-day cycle, providing fleet management with a complete report of the systems performance.

Under average conditions, using IdleOff, a typical fleet vehicle might save $8 a day in fuel costs alone.

IdleOff is made in the USA by Green Fleet LLC, Sedona Arizona. The unit  price starts at $1424, weights less than 2 lbs., measures 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 8 inches, and installs in under 3 hours, according to the manufacturer.

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