I am a Shop Supervisor for the Town of Scarborough Public Works Department, in Scarborough Maine.
Two years ago I was introduced to the AUTOTHERM System as a way to reduce unnecessary idling of fleet vehicles in a way to deal with the need in cold weather to keep the cab area of a car, light truck, or even a heavy truck warm while the driver may be away from the vehicle for an hour or a bit more. I initiated a pilot program that would test a Police Car, a Public Works Forman’s pick-up, and a Plow Truck. The units were shipped to me with every thing needed in the kit for a quick and easy installation. The kit also included a wiring diagram custom to the vehicle it was to be installed in.
The Pilot test worked out very well; we found that the units would maintain a warm cabin in all 3 applications with no complaints from any of the drivers.
After the 1st year of the trial I am now installing the unit in our new plow trucks as we get them before they go into service.
I suggested to the Rescue Department to consider them for their ambulance application when at the hospital, after dropping off patients and EMTs are doing paperwork for admitting, the ambulances could sit 45 to 60 minutes and start to cool down a great deal. This application has been well received.
Thank you for introducing your product to our applications, I intend on using many more in the future.
Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor
Scarborough Public Works