Baker Truck Corral

Electrification of truck stop spaces revives

As fuel prices spiked in 2007-08, a large majority of truckers' anti-idling interest was focused on dedicated auxiliary power units, which market expanded dramatically with a profusion of new manufacturers. This time around, with the economy still somewhat shaky, owner-operator and fleet interest in up-front investment in full-function APU technology may be taking a back seat infrastructure improvements and use of electrified truckstop parking space services when needed. For operators who don't already have APUs, ...

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Baker Truck Corral opens shore power location in Oregon

Baker Truck Corral, off Interstate 84 near Baker City, Ore, has equipped 24 truck parking spaces with electrical service. The stop is the first of 50 that will be outfitted with plug-in and recharging stations provided by Shorepower Technologies in a U.S. Department of Energy grant program. The stations provide 120 VAC, 208 VAC or 240 VAC power sources. Power and cable TV access are available at $1 per hour, with wireless Internet available for an ...

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Shorepower seeks truck stops for electrification

Company wants truck stops with at least 75 parking spaces to participate in a national program to reduce idling.

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Truck stop electrification expands at several locations

Electrification was installed at truck stops in Tennessee, New York, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania and Oregon.

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Electrified truck stop opens

Baker Truck Corral is first truck stop as part of the national STEP program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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