Mack dealer joins Idle Free distributor network

Jason Cannon

August 28, 2013

Ballard Mack Sales and Service, Inc. and Idle Free Systems, Inc. have reached an agreement in which Ballard will become a distributor of Idle Free’s Complete Electric Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Solution in the Northeast United States.

Ballard Mack Sales and Service provides full service on tractors, trailers and trucks for Mack, Volvo, Hino, Fuso and UD, and several other light, medium and heavy-duty trucks, and now becomes an Idle Free APU sales, installation and service center.

Under the terms of the agreement, Ballard will sell and service Idle Free APUs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

“After researching all the APUs currently on the market, we found the quality, durability and capabilities of Idle Free APUs to be head and shoulders above the others,” says John Picking, President, Ballard Mack Sales and Service.

“With this partnership, we are closing geographic gaps on dealer representation of Idle Free APUs throughout North America,” says Robert Hopton, CEO of Idle Free Systems.

The Idle Free Complete Electric APU Solution provides drivers and fleet operators a flexible, cost-effective alternative to discretionary idling without compromising performance, cost savings, or driver comfort while reducing emissions for a cleaner environment. Additionally, Idle Free APUs use a coolant heater as a fully integrated component of the system providing heat for both the cab/bunk as well as the engine block.

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