Truckdrivers would pay for plug-in power

| 12/17/2002

Most truckers want truckstop electrification and would be willing to pay for it, according to a recent online survey of owner-operators and others conducted by three companies that provide components to help facilitate shorepower.

A total of 88 percent of respondents said they wanted shorepower for the trucking industry and 86 percent said they would be willing to pay for electrical service at truckstops, the survey by Xantrex Technology, Dometic and Phillips & Temro said.

Shorepower is AC power that is supplied to mobile users at places such as recreational vehicle parks and marinas. At a truckstop, the driver would run an outdoor extension cord from the electricity source to the truck to power appliances and devices such as an inverter/charger, microwave or television.