In an era of idling prohibitions and $4 fuel, the power switch is back on for truck stop electrification.
IdleAIR provides electrification at 16 truck stops and plans to have the service at six additional locations.
Truck electrification services are spreading, FMCSA seeks better reporting of convictions, Arrow foresees used truck shortage, the hours rule proposal is advanced and more industry issues are featured.
The FMCSA changes hours policy, Obama orders heavy-truck fuel standards, an owner-operator recognition program and much more are featured.
Several companies are providing truck electrification services in a market boosted by recent government grants, new or stricter idling laws and trucker demand.
The cost to use an electrification module per hour is about the same as a gallon of diesel fuel.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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