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Green Fleet Conference Attendees Gain Idle Reduction Best Practices from Thermo King

Bloomington, Minn., Sept. 30, 2013 —A typical line haul fleet can spend up to 50 percent of its time idling each year.


An expert from Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and brand of Ingersoll Rand, will discuss cost-effective ways to reduce idling time to save on fuel consumption and meet emission standards at the Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 1-2, at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix.


Paul Barbaro, product manager of auxiliary power units for Thermo King , will participate in a panel discussion about reducing idling time at the conference. Given that every extra 10 percent of idle time equals another percentage point in fuel economy savings, attendees will learn strategies to reduce fleet idling, including the use of auxiliary power units, shore power and more.


Presentation details:

Title: Reduce Idling to Save on Fuel and Cut Emissions

When: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 3:30-4:20 p.m.

Where: 124 A


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About the Green Fleet Conference

The Green Fleet Conference & Expo is put on by HDT and its sister fleet publications at Bobit Business Media, including Green Fleet magazine, Work Truck and Government Fleet. The conference offers two full days of keynote presentations, workshops, seminars, and panel discussions tailored for fleet professionals that integrate an environmentally-friendly component into their operations. Industry experts will speak and present on topics like funding, infrastructure, best practices and case studies, as well as provide insight into legislative issues and advances in technology.


About Paul Barbaro

Paul Barbaro is product manager of auxiliary power units (APU) for Thermo King. Barbaro has been with Thermo King since 1996. During that time, he gained experience as a district service manager, product service manager and technical manager for Thermo King and Hussmann. Before becoming a product manager of APUs, Barbaro worked as the warranty and national service manager for Thermo King. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Cardinal Stritch University


About Ingersoll Rand and Thermo King

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®,Schlage®,Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Thermo King manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit ingersollrand.com or thermoking.com.


Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries.


Contact:
Joan Schimml, Thermo King, a brand of Ingersoll Rand
651-260-4983
Joan Schimml

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