APU Exemption Guide
Auxiliary Power Units (often called APU’s) are used by many truck drivers to help limit fuel use, since they eliminate the need to run their trucks engines on idle while parked. But seeing as they normally weigh hundreds of pounds, they may be a problem for drivers who frequently carry around maximum weight limits. With the latest expansion of the MAP-21 bill dealing with state-by-state APU regulations, this may be confusing to drivers who cross state lines on a regular basis.
Below is a table, put together by vehicle tracking company Track Your Truck, that can alert drivers just how much APU weight is exempt in each state.
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Justin is the Director of Marketing and Advertising at New England Tractor Trailer Training School (NETTTS), and is responsible for promoting the school throughout the Northeast. He studied Marketing and International Business at Marist College and now lives in the Boston area. In his spare time, Justin enjoys skiing, surfing and spending time with his wife and two young children.