Truckstop electrification continues to expand, with four more sites in the Mid-South and central United States now added to the growing national network of places at which drivers can plug in to reduce idling and save money.
The latest sites are:
- Southern Pride Truck Plaza at Exit 16 on I-24 at Paducah, Ky.
- Big Easy Travel Plaza at Exit 239 on I-10 in New Orleans.
- The Tennessean Truck Stop at Exit 22 on I-65 in Cornersville, Tenn.
- The I-40 Travel Center at Exit 35 on I-40 in Ozark, Ark.
Each of the four sites has 24 truck parking spaces at which drivers can plug their vehicles into electrical connections, allowing them to operate heating, air conditioning and cab appliances without running the engine during their mandatory 10-hour rest periods.
The four truckstops are the latest among 50 along major freight corridors that are receiving plug-in-power installations through the federally funded Shorepower Truck Electrification Project (STEP), administered jointly by Shorepower Technologies and Cascade Sierra Solutions.
“As the trucking industry becomes more familiar with the benefits and ease of use of plug-in power, drivers and fleets are going to be asking for this service,” said Bob Arnold, president of Max Arnold & Sons LLC, owner and operator of Southern Pride Truck Plaza. “We want to be ready to provide the latest technology to help our customers do their jobs and save money. Our goal is to achieve customer satisfaction through excellence in products and services. Adding plug-in power is one more way of fulfilling that mission.”
“We are in the midst of building a national network of plug-in locations at which truckers can count on saving money and get a sound, healthful night’s rest,” added Jeff Kim, president and chief executive officer of Shorepower Technologies. “Adding these four new truckstops, along major freight routes, is another important step in achieving that goal.”
To see the network of Shorepower sites, visit www.plugintosavings.org.