Jump start: Electrified truck concepts come to life, and owner-operators want in

The electrified truck concept has taken on a real life, with players large and small vying for future shares of the Class 8 market. It’s not only large fleets that are placing orders -- owner-operators, too, have shown interest in the emerging technology.

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North Carolina truck stop to get IdleAir electrification stations

Duke Energy says the $300,000 project will provide electricity, along with heating or cooling for drivers, during overnight stays at Big Boy's Truck Stop in Kenly, N.C. There will also be four plugs to provide standby power for reefer units to avoid using diesel compressors.

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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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