Six more truckstops add Shorepower plug-ins

| Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Six more truck stops joined a growing list of places offering truckers a chance to plug in rather than idle while parking, according to a release from Shorepower Technologies.

The new locations in Iowa, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wyoming offer more than 150 parking spaces with power connections. Five of the six are also equipped with 480-volt power connections for hybrid refrigerated trailers.

Below is a full list of the six truck stops now offering shorepower for trucks and 480-volt power for hybrid refrigerated trailers:

Flying J Williams, Williams, IA – 24 plug-ins and three refrigeration unit connections (480-volt power).
Russell's Truck and Travel Center, Endee, (Glenrio), NM. – 24 plug-ins and five refrigeration unit connections (480V).
Flying J Hubbard, Hubbard, OH – 24 plug-ins and five refrigeration unit connections (480V).
Sapp Brothers, Clearfield, PA. – 24 plug-ins and five refrigeration unit connections (480V).
Lee Hi Travel Plaza, Lexington, VA. – 24 plug-ins.
Little America, Little America, WY. – 36 plug-ins and five refrigeration unit connections (480V).

The six new locations bring the total to more than 50 such stops nationwide.

Shorepower provided most of the electrical pedestals through the Department of Energy’s Shorepower Truck Electrification Project (STEP). STEP is a project that is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and administered by Cascade Sierra Solutions. It is aimed at constructing more than 1,200 Electrified Parking spaces for long-haul trucks at 50 truck stops across the nation.

The 1,200 parking spaces will more than double the available truck stop parking spaces equipped to provide electrical power to long-haul trucks. Truckers who install the idle-reduction equipment are eligible to receive purchase rebates.

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