Energy & Engine Technology has successfully installed two AXP 1000 units, its idle reduction devices, on long haul trucks in Oklahoma City last week, according to company officials.
Both trucks are currently on the road and the company anticipates shipping four additional units this week to Dallas, TX marking the first installations at this facility.
The installation schedule has been slower than anticipated due to holiday-related delay of various AXP 1000 parts suppliers and difficulty in scheduling driver availability over the holidays to have trucks in Oklahoma City for installations.
One way in which the product is unique from competitors, officials said, is its installation in nonstandard locations. In one of last week's installations, the unit was installed between the frame rails directly below a previously installed "headache rack" (safety barrier between the back of the truck cab and trailer). To accommodate the rack, which sits above the rails in the usual AXP 1000 mounting position, EENT's unit was mounted further down between the rails, which was possible because of its smaller size. Additionally, the between the rail mounting position maintains balanced weight distribution and preserves side rail space needed for installation of additional items such as larger fuel tanks and toolboxes.