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Shorepower adds locations

Shorepower Technologies has added electric plug-in power pedestals to 17 more truckstops.

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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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Shoemaker’s offers electrified parking spots

The Linoln, Neb., travel center is one of a planned 50 truck stops to add electrification under a federal program.

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New regulations will increase truck cost, owner-operator pay expected to rise, natural gas trucks catching on and other industry news items are featured.

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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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Electrified truck stop opens

Baker Truck Corral is first truck stop as part of the national STEP program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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