The Need for Auxiliary Power Units in School Buses

The Need for Auxiliary Power Units in School Buses

The reduction of idling times is a crucial component when discussing long-haul trucks and semis. But another area where this is important is when discussing school buses. The benefits of installing auxiliary power units in school buses are tenfold. Not only do you save gas, money, and energy – you also keep children safe from inhaling toxic fumes that come from idling. There are several situations where school bus drivers must wait for extended periods of times. Therefore, it’s crucial that an APU is installed to reduce unnecessary idling.

Save gas, money, and energy.

When waiting at bus stops, at school when it’s the end of the day, or during sports games – school bus drivers often have to wait on students. If the school bus were to remain idling during these times, it would cost the school district copious amounts of gas and money to keep the bus up and running. Luckily, with APUs, basic school bus functions like air conditioner, radio, and door functionality can still work without burning fuel.

Protect young lungs.

Children’s lungs are still in the developmental phases when they are around school buses – even well into high school. Inhaling the fumes from idling fuel burning would be detrimental to the development of their lungs. This could lead to harmful results in the future.

If you are a member of a school district looking to make the important jump to installing only auxiliary power units in school buses, we can help with the purchase and installation. Get in touch today.

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