shore power

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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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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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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Webasto offers shore power option

The shore power option extends Webasto’s focus to help truck owners significantly reduce or eliminate engine idling.

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IdleAire may be restarted

The Tennessee-based company made a brief announcement on its website, but offered no other information.

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