Cascade Sierra Solutions

Emissions-reduction funding operation Cascade Sierra Solutions to close the doors

The Eugene, Ore., headquarters, CSS says, will continue operating with a reduced staff in order to service loan repayments and complete existing grant contracts.

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‘Veritable Vegetable’ puts $$ behind green trucking

Boosting fuel efficiency and reducing diesel engine emissions is a share goal of the Cascade Sierra Solutions nonprofit and Veritable Vegetable's fleet.

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Four more truck stops get electrification

Plug-in-power stations have been installed at four truck stops: Southern Pride Truck Plaza at Exit 16 on I-24 at Paducah, Ky.; Big Easy Travel Plaza at Exit 239 on I-10 in New Orleans.; The Tennessean Truck Stop at Exit 22 on I-65 in Cornersville, Tenn.; The I-40 Travel Center at Exit 35 on I-40 in Ozark, Ark. Each site has 24 truck parking spaces at which drivers can plug their vehicles into electrical connections. Plug-in pedestals ...

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Three Midwest truckstops add Shorepower

Shorepower Technologies has added its services, which lets drivers plug in to grid power instead of idling, to three truckstops: Sapp Bros Travel Center, at Exit 440 on Interstate 80 in Omaha, Neb.; Broadway Flying J, at Exit 144 on Interstate 35 in Williams, Iowa; and Shoemaker’s Shell Travel Center, at Exit 395 on I-80 in Lincoln, Neb.

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ATTN Charleston port haulers: boosted cash incentive

The folks at Cascade Sierra Solutions, a nonprofit dedicated to connecting operators with opportunities to boost environmental friendliness and operational profitability, sent a notice today any Charleston, S.C., port haulers will want to take notice of, particularly if you've been waiting for the right opportunity to get rid of that pre-1994 model truck you can't otherwise unload. Incentives for CSS's Charleston port truck replacement program will increase from $5,000 to $10,000 beginning this week. "The voluntary ...

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Electrical connector kits available

Free kits to connect your truck to the electric grid are available through a federally funded program. Shorepower Technologies and Cascade Sierra Solutions are providing 1,300 connector kits through the U.S. Department of Energy Recovery Act program to increase use of idle reduction technologies. The kits allow drivers to plug in to electric power pedestals at truck stops and other locations. The kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of 25 kits ...

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Rebates available for anti-idling equipment

Rebates are available for battery-powered HVAC systems, diesel APUs, cold-plate systems and evaporative coolers.

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Rebates available on anti-idling equipment in STEP program

An ongoing electrification project still has funds to give rebates on anti-idling equipment for owner-operators of on medium- and heavy-duty trucks and fleets, executives with Shorepower Technologies and Eugene, Ore.-based nonprofit Cascade Sierra Solutions said of the so-called STEP program. Of the $10 million total allotment, nearly three-fourths in rebates are still available for battery-powered HVAC systems, with smaller percentages available for diesel APUs, cold-plate systems and evaporation coolers. Rebates for trailer reefers have been fully ...

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I-5 corridor to increase shorepower locations

Electrical power pedestals will be added to six truck stops and travel centers in Oregon and California.

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Alternative fuels conference set

A Green Transportation Conference focusing on alternative fuels and new vehicles is planned for Jan. 11 in Salem, Ore.

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