Electrical power pedestals will be added to six truck stops and travel centers in Oregon and California.
A Green Transportation Conference focusing on alternative fuels and new vehicles is planned for Jan. 11 in Salem, Ore.
The presentation by Shorepower Technologies and Cascade Sierra Solutions is scheduled for Nov. 15.
Shorepower Technologies will install power pedestals in Bakersfield, Dunnigan, Lebec, Lodi and Weed in California, and in Dallas.
The Linoln, Neb., travel center is one of a planned 50 truck stops to add electrification under a federal program.
New regulations will increase truck cost, owner-operator pay expected to rise, natural gas trucks catching on and other industry news items are featured.
Organization has approximately $20 million in funding to help small trucking companies and owner-operators upgrade or replace their trucks.
In an era of idling prohibitions and $4 fuel, the power switch is back on for truck stop electrification.
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