(Minneapolis – ) – Woody Bogler Trucking neither looks nor operates anything like it did when its doors opened in the early 1920s. The company, founded by William Bogler in Rosebud, Mo., first used a horse-drawn wagon to carry clay to the railroad for transport to brick plants. The first truck was a 1924 chain-driven International. Today, the company operates 126 top-of-the-line tractor trailers, almost half of which are equipped with Thermo King TriPacTM Hybrid Auxiliary Idle Reduction and Temperature Management Systems, saving the company $330/month in fuel per TriPac system.
“Idle reduction and ‘green’ initiatives are the way of the future,” said Tracy Bogler, vice president and grandson of William Bogler. Bogler started with the company in 1994, working with his father, Woodrow “Woody” Bogler, who had assumed the company in 1954. “I think all states will be ‘no idle’ by 2015 for environmental reasons. It’s the right thing to do. “
“But besides the environmental considerations, we benefit by choosing the TriPac system in other ways too. It saves us significant money in fuel, especially as fuel costs go up. In addition, it’s helping our engines last longer. Engines build a lot of carbons; if we reduce the engine run time, we reduce the carbon output. We are also able to extend the oil drain maintenance on the trucks. This translates into extended engine and truck life cycles … and more money savings for us.”
Woody Bogler has been running TriPac systems since 2006 and currently has 52 in its fleet. Company drivers love the system’s quietness, the climate control and the power outlets. “We’ve been impressed with the product and the service we receive from CSTK (Central States Thermo King) since day one,” said Bogler. “The TriPac system is the premium APU product. We are committed to buying the best equipment so that we can assure our customers that their products will be delivered on time and safely.”
According to Sasha McKenney, sales representative at CSTK, “Woody Bogler Trucking takes immense pride in having a fleet with top of the line, high performing equipment. Tracy and his team spent a lot of time deciding which APU to purchase, and we consider it a true compliment and testament to the TriPac system when he made it their APU of choice. Bogler has become a great champion for the product and is excited to share the money savings his fleet is realizing by running TriPac systems.”
Tabitha Fischer, Thermo King sales manager agrees. “Tracy Bogler has been an excellent reference for other fleets in the area. He encourages us to send customers his way to hear about his experiences with other APUs and the TriPac system. We have a true partnership with Woody Bogler Trucking as they are also a transportation provider for Hussmann, our sister Ingersoll Rand company in St. Louis.”
Woody Bogler operates only new or late-model tractors with an age of less than two years. This $23 million half dry van and half end dump business runs its fleet in the lower 48 states. Having ‘grown up right along with the trucking industry,’ Woody Bogler Trucking understands that the only constant in trucking is change. They embrace it – to not only provide the level of service customers deserve and demand, but to operate in accordance with all state and federal regulations. “Our use of the TriPac system is one way we are doing just that,” said Bogler. “And we look forward to adding more to our fleet in 2008.”
Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries. For more information, access the Thermo King web site at www.thermoking.com.