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Mr. Bruce A. Purkey

Founder and Chief Creative Engineer

Purkeys Fleet Electric

Direct Phone: (479) ***-****       

Email: b***@***.net

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Purkeys Fleet Electric

823 Lincoln Street

Lowell, Arkansas 72745

United States

Company Description

For more than 25 years, Purkeys has delivered innovative, cost-effective solutions for the electrical needs of heavy-duty fleets. They look at the electrical system as a whole, then strategically work to achieve the maximum return on investment while redu ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Sevice Manager

Delco Remy, Division of General Motors - Anderson, IN

Electrical Station Chair Or Co-Chair

Professional Technician Development Committee

Heavy Duty Truck Applications Engineer

EnerSys SA


Board of Governors Member
Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association

Web References (164 Total References)

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Bruce Purkey, president of Purkey's Fleet Electric, says that part of this problem is the reduction of idle time and the increasing loads from driver comfort requirements. "The biggest thing you can do in this age of idle policies that make you a greener fleet by saving fuel is to manage the electrical loads," he says For the fleets, he sells an inverter kit that only lets the driver have two hours of operation out of 10 hours. And owner-operators know how expensive a call-out for a jumpstart can be. So this should not be a problem for you.

Running the batteries down is also preventable if the truck is spec'ed with a low-voltage disconnect switch. This senses the battery voltage and takes loads offline when cranking voltage approaches a critical level. Charging issues may be less of a problem, but with an alternator change-out you don't necessarily have to replace the batteries, says Purkey.

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"It was an operational nightmare to keep tractors and trailers matched," says Bruce Purkey, founder and chief creative engineer at Purkeys.

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Purkeys' Chief Creative Engineer Bruce Purkey climbs to the roof of his business to explains an experiment the company is conducting with solar panels. He demonstrates how much charge a solar panel, in direct sunlight delivers, to a battery, as well as the effectiveness of the panel in the shady conditions.

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Bruce Purkey Goes on the Road to Educate Technicians

Regular Training Can Save Fleets Time and Money
Purkeys founder and Chief Creative Engineer Bruce Purkey responded to a client's request to train staff by traveling to multiple garages around the country. He and regional sales and service engineers trained technicians on the TC-6, TC-12, and custom testing equipment. On location training about products, testers, and how they operate is an important part of Purkeys' complimentary battery program.
The Purkeys team traveled to the client's larger garages, in cities such as Atlanta and Chicago, for week long training sessions. Technicians were brought in from other regional garages by the client to also take part in the training. The client's willingness to work with Purkeys to implement and enforce improved procedures was essential to ensure positive results. "It can't be known as a Purkeys Program," Bruce Purkey says, "It must come from the fleet and be supported at all levels".

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In an article for Fleet Equipment Magazine, Purkeys Chief Creative Engineer, Bruce Purkey explains how an integrated control module can help fleets balance their needs with the driver's needs. More information about Purkeys inverter control modules can also be found on the Purkeys blog.

Inverter Insight from Bruce Purkey
"When I first started in this business, I hated [inverters] because they have a negative impact on batteries," says Bruce Purkey, chief creative officer of Purkeys.
"If you don't limit that time, all that comes off the battery," Purkey explains.
Purkey explained that one large fleet he's worked with determined that their inverters would be usable for two hours every eight hours.

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