The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is working with drivers and truck stop operators to achieve a clean-air alternative to truck idling. SMUD has partnered with federal and state agencies to promote a big rig plug-in program to reduce truck emissions. More than 30 electrical Shorepower hookups have been installed at the Sacramento 49er Truck Travel Plaza, off Interstate 80. The current 18-month demonstration project is intended to gather technical data and determine feasibility. If it works, the project will go commercial, SMUD says.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.