APUs and Weight Limits
a guest post by Robert Hall
APUs (Auxiliary Power Units) are used by many truck drivers to help limit fuel use since they reduce the need for trucks to run their engines on idle while parked. But seeing as they typically weigh a couple hundred pounds, they may be a problem for drivers who frequently carry close to the maximum weight limits. With the president’s recent expansion of the MAP-21 bill dealing with state-by-state APU regulations, this may be confusing to drivers crossing state lines.
A guide put together by Track Your Truck, a GPS vehicle tracking company can inform drivers exactly how much weight is exempt in each state.
Check it out: