Bergstrom/Kohler Hybrid Power Idling-Reduction System Collecting Industry Accolades

March 25, 2010

Kohler Power Systems and Bergstrom Inc. today announced the idle-reduction Hybrid Power System (HPS) offered jointly by both companies has been recognized as a "top product" by both Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal and Heavy Duty Trucking.

The Bergstrom/Kohler HPS combines the Bergstrom NITE® Plus System with a KOHLER DC Power unit to provide stable power to over-the-road (OTR) drivers, enabling them to efficiently run the HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) system without idling the truck’s main engine. By combining battery power with idle reduction technology, Bergstrom and Kohler have empowered OTR drivers and fleet owners with an alternative climate control solution while simultaneously reducing engine idling, saving fuel, cutting exhaust emissions and reducing engine wear and tear. The Bergstrom/Kohler Hybrid Power System is available from both Bergstrom and Kohler Power Systems distributors and dealers.

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal – Top Five Aftermarket Products

As a Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal – Top Five Aftermarket Product 2009, the Hybrid Power System from Bergstrom and Kohler is recognized for its innovation in keeping OTR drivers comfortable year-round while simultaneously advancing the cause of fuel efficiency. Kohler received its award in January as part of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2010, held this year in Las Vegas. HDAW 2010 is the largest North American gathering of the independent heavy-duty industry.

Heavy Duty Trucking – Top 20 Products

Heavy Duty Trucking editors and a panel of fleet industry veterans selected the Bergstrom/Kohler Hybrid Power System as a Top 20 Product from a pool of hundreds of products and services introduced in 2009. Heavy Duty Trucking Top 20 selections are considered the "best of the best" and are judged on their innovation, ability to make fleets safer, more efficient and more profitable. The "Top 20" will be honored in the March issue of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine.

"Kohler and Bergstrom conceived its Hybrid Power System as an alternative and better way for OTR drivers to enjoy year-round climate-controlled comfort in their trucks sans unnecessary idling, engine wear and fuel consumption," said Stacy Peshkopia, Marketing Manager, RV/Mobile Generators, Kohler Power Systems. "Both Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal and Heavy Duty Trucking have offered compelling third-party validation that the Bergstrom/Kohler Hybrid Power System is an ideal idle-reduction solution that can both reduce costs and extend engine life for OTR drivers and fleet owners."

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