This kind of infrastructure is called “shore power,” and several companies last year founded the Truck-Stop Electrification Alliance, or T-SEA, to encourage truckstop electrification. Member companies include Trace Engineering, Phillips & Temro and Dometic.
The Edison Electric Institute is backing the efforts of the group. The institute is an association of shareholder-owned electric companies. It promoted a private-public effort in 1993-4 called the Travel Stop Electrification Consortium. While the funding for this effort did not materialize, the work completed then has provided groundwork for the new T-SEA.
For more information, contact Gerald Baron, executive director of the Truck-Stop Electrification Alliance at [email protected], or call (360) 671-8708.