AireDock, which provides idle reduction technology at truckstops and other parking locations, is undergoing a major corporate restructuring and is opening a new location in Texas.
The AireDock unit adjusts to fit in the driver's side window; the driver can still open and close the door with the unit installed. It then delivers electric power, fresh filtered air, thermostatically controlled heating and air conditioning and Internet access. No special adapter is required. In addition to a standard household-type plug-in that's part of the window unit, there's an external power hookup on the AireDock pedestal.
At the helm of the restructured company is Roger Southall, who has been appointed chief executive officer; Andy Warcaba, director of business development; and Mike Leahy, general manager. The corporate office has been moved to Sarasota, Fla., from Massachusetts.
The first project of the "new" AireDock is installing 20 units at the Bridgeport Truck Stop located on US Highway 380 in Bridgeport, Texas. This came about with an agreement between AireDock and the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
"Three years ago, the catch phrase Truck Stop Electrification (TSE) was in vogue," Warcaba says. "Today, it seems as though it has lost some of its glamor." Warcaba believes much of the problem confronting this segment of the idle reduction industry was the result of poor messaging and follow-up maintenance. His goal will be to broaden the message, increase utilization and expand the presence of AireDock across the major trucking routes.
According to its website, AireDock has 10 other locations, in Florida, Georgia, Main, Ohio, Tennessee, Connecticut and Texas.