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