New locations—and free
‘juice’ for frigid nights
Nov 2, 2012 10:10 AM
Shorepower Technologies has announced 17 more truckstops added electric plug-in power pedestals to their locations.
White’s Travel Center in Raphine VA is the latest truckstop to come on board with truckstop electrification. It hosted an open house recently to showcase how electric power can run cabs and sleepers while keeping them warm with space heaters or onboard shorepower-compatible APUs (auxiliary power units). White’s sister location, Lee Hi Travel Plaza in Lexington VA, also will be offering power soon. It broke ground on Shorepower power pedestal infrastructure recently.
Shorepower Technologies provided the electrical pedestals to White’s through the Department of Energy’s Shorepower Truck Electrification Project (STEP), administered through Cascade Sierra Solutions, a non-profit based in Eugene OR. White’s Travel Center site also provides 480-volt power for hybrid refrigerated trailers. Located at Interstate 81/64, exit 205, White’s is the 29th of 50 truckstops nationwide scheduled to be outfitted with power pedestals through the STEP project.
As an added incentive to use all new STEP electrified sites, Shorepower said free power is available to truckers through the end of January 2013.
Other locations offering truckstop electrification and plug-ins for hybrid reefer units are:
•Newell’s Truck Plaza, Newton KS; 24 plug-ins, five TRUs
•Seven Feathers, Canyonville IR; 36 plug-ins, six TRUs
•Wes-T-Go Travel Center, Tye TX; 24 plug-ins, five TRUs
•Pilot Travel Center, Weed CA; 36 plug-ins, nine TRUs
•Flying J Travel Plaza, Lodi CA; 36 plug-ins, five TRUs
•Hopi Travel Plaza, Holbrook AZ; 24 plug-ins
•Chex Truck World, Middleburg NC; plug-ins, five TRUs
•Deerfield Travel Center, Steele MO; 24 plug-ins
•Flying J Truck Stop, Florence SC; 24 plug-ins 5 TRUs
•Bridges Travel Plaza, Cusseta AL; 16 plug-ins
•West Winds Truck Stop, Green River UT; 24 plug-ins
•Russell’s Travel Center, Springer NM; 24 plug-ins, four TRUs
•Johnson Corners Truck Stop, Johnstown CO; 24 plug-ins, five TRUs
•Flying J Travel Plaza, Bakersfield CA; 36 plug-ins, five TRUs
•Dysarts Service (Citco), Bangor ME; 24 plug-ins, five TRUs
•EZ Trip, Fresno CA; 24 plug-ins, five TRUs
By the end of 2012, Shorepower says it’s expected to have 50 truckstops, with more than 1,250 power connections in its network. Many of those pedestals offer cable TV, plus 480-volt power to run hybrid reefer units.
Visit www.shorepower.com/ for more information.
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