IdleAire changes name to IdleAIR

Updated Nov 9, 2010
IdleAIR provides service at 16 locations.IdleAIR provides service at 16 locations.

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

The Tennessee-based company is also offering special basic service at $1.25 an hour, plus local tax, at nine sites through Dec. 31.

IdleAIR is available at truck stops in Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. Soon, it will also be provided at Virginia and Pennsylvania locations, according to the company.

This spring, New York-based Convoy Solutions became the third owner of the company, which once had 131 locations in 34 states. Its electrification product was created about a decade ago following a challenge by a long-haul trucker of his contractor brother-in-law, A.C. Wilson of Tellico Plains.

Several companies also offer truck electrification, including New York’s ShorePower Technologies. Last year, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded $22.2 million to Oregon’s Cascade Sierra Solutions, a non-profit organization advancing truck stop electrification infrastructures. CSS partnered with ShorePower Technologies to install Shorepower Truck Electrified Parking Space, or STEPS systems at 50 truck stops nationwide.

Connecticut’s CabAire, a subsidiary of Control Module Industries, and Massachusetts-based Craufurd Manufacturing AireDock System are among the companies providing truck electrification.

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