Fatigue management, Features, Truck driver, Truckies’ health and wellbeing

Parking coolers bring huge benefits for truck cabins

Using a parking cooler in your truck cabin can bring enormous benefits. By regulating the temperature and humidity during rest and sleep stops, drivers can rest and recover optimally, leading to increased alertness and safety while driving. Moreover, it reduces operating costs by not running the engine unnecessarily, which reduces wear and harmful emissions, and saves fuel costs. Overall, a parking cooler is a win-win solution for driver safety, finances, and the environment.

Webasto has been providing comfort solutions for the bus and truck market since 1965, and they have an impressive truck portfolio with high-quality products that are perfect for the harsh Australian summer.

They offer a range of parking coolers suitable for most applications, with the Fresco 3000 being a 12- or 24-volt, 950-watt, DC-powered split system air-conditioning unit. It comprises a condenser mounted on the external rear wall of the cabin and an evaporator installed on the interior cabin wall, allowing maximum flexibility in positioning the separate components. Its lightweight, low profile design means it’s suitable for most applications without compromising fuel load or chassis space.

Webasto offers isotherm compressor fridges, ranging in size and style.

Webasto’s newest offering is the Cool Top RTE 16, an effective, lightweight, 24-volt electric parking cooler. The powerful 1.6Kw rooftop air conditioning system is available with a wide choice of specific truck model mounting kits, allowing easy installation via the vehicle’s roof hatch. The system is controlled using a digital display panel and/or a handy remote control unit, and it offers automatic temperature control and individual temperature and fan speed adjustments. It also provides an adjustable low battery voltage cut-off to ensure that the engine will always start.

The Cool Split 20 is available in 12- or 24-volt, with a cooling capacity of 2kW. It is available with a rear or rooftop-mounted condenser, with the evaporator installed on the interior cabin wall.

The Cool Split 20 features a programmable control panel, multifunction infrared remote control, a four-speed fan with two adjustable/closable vents, and safety features that include low pressure/thermal/tilt/HV earth leakage and low battery voltage protection. This system will suit most applications without compressing the roof hatch.

Webasto also offers isotherm compressor fridges for the truck market, ranging in size and style from a 16L and 30L drawer fridge/freezer up to a 49L upright refrigerator. These fridges help to keep drinks and food as fresh as possible while on the road.

Webasto products are available Australia-wide through their authorised truck sales and service dealer network, and all Webasto products are covered by a two-year warranty.

For more details, go to webasto.com or call 1800 244 494.

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