Pilot Flying J Adds Shorepower Pedestals in Weed, Calif.
May 11, 2012
Electrical connections for 36 truck parking spaces have been installed, allowing drivers to operate heating, air conditioning and cab appliances without running the engine during their mandatory 10-hour rest periods.
The Weed location is the latest among 50 travel centers on major freight corridors that are receiving plug-in-power installations through the federally funded Shorepower Truck Electrification Project, administered jointly by Shorepower Technologies and Cascade Sierra Solutions.
The installation will also offer nine 460v plug-in connections for electric Transport Refrigeration Units.
"The Pilot Travel Center at Weed is an important addition to our network of travel centers offering plug-in power," says Jeff Kim, president and chief executive officer of Shorepower Technologies. "We've specifically targeted I-5 as a place to add plug-in power locations, so that truckers can make this a routine part of their travels. Drivers on routes along the West Coast will now be able to count on another location at which they can get a sound, healthful night's rest and save money in the process."
To see the network of Shorepower sites, visit www.plugintosavings.org