IdleAire

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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Plugged In

In an era of idling prohibitions and $4 fuel, the power switch is back on for truck stop electrification.

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IdleAire changes name to IdleAIR

IdleAIR provides electrification at 16 truck stops and plans to have the service at six additional locations.

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IdleAire resumes services

IdleAire is providing electrification at four truck stops, and expects to reopen three more this week and restart an additional 12 sites.

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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.

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Truck electricity services expand

Several companies are providing truck electrification services in a market boosted by recent government grants, new or stricter idling laws and trucker demand.

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Truckers cope with flooding crisis, the FMCSA begins its Pre-Employment Screening Program, a cross-border trucking program with Mexico will be announced soon, steps toward sleep disorder screening are taken and many more industry issues are featured.

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IdleAire to restart 23 locations

Five of the planned locations would be in Texas and five more in Pennsylvania.

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The cross-border trucking program with Mexico, a driver screening Web site, the Illiana Expressway, IdleAire and truck-only toll lanes in Florida are among the issues featured.

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IdleAire may be restarted

IdleAire announced a new group is working to restart the truck shore power provider, but that is all it is saying. The Tennessee-based company made a brief announcement on its website. A company official did not respond to requests for more information. IdleAire, the major provider of shore power for truckers at truck stops, closed Jan. 29 after its investment owners of the previous 18 months did not find a buyer. They had acquired the company after ...

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