As temperatures heat up for summer 2013, truckers will have more places to plug in and stay cool. Shorepower Technologies announced that seven more truckstops added electric plug-in power pedestals to their locations from March to mid-June.
The seven truckstops are in Maryland, Michigan, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Washington state. The truckstops offer truck operators and fleets more than 140 truck parking spaces with power connections. Five of the seven locations are also offering connections providing 480-volt power for hybrid refrigerated trailers.
Shorepower is also offering a try-it-free offer for new users. The first night is free with any new registration. For more information, call 888-841-3137 or visit shorepowerconnect.com. Be sure to use the promo code: SPTNEW1. The free-night offer is for new customers and is valid for cab power only.
The seven truckstops now offering shorepower for trucks and 480-volt power for hybrid refrigerated trailers are:
•Flying J, Elkton MD—24 plugs-ins and five refrigeration unitconnections (480-volt)
•Detroiter Travel Center, Woodhaven MI—24 plugs-ins and six refrigeration unit connections (480-volt)
•Champlain Truck Center, Champlain NY—24 plug-ins and two refrigeration unit connections (480-volt)
•21B Travel Plaza, West Coxsackie NY—24 plug-ins and six refrigeration unit connections (480-volt)
•Flying J Travel Plaza, Dallas TX—12 plug-ins
•Flying J, Ruther Glen VA—24 plug-ins and five refrigeration unit connections (480-volt)
•George Truck Stop, George WA—12 plug-ins
“From late December 2012 through early June 2013, we electrified 13 travel plazas as part of STEP (Shorepower Truck Electrification Project, a US Department of Energy-funded program),” said Alan Bates, vice-president of marketing for Shorepower. “With these seven locations now up and running, we’ve completed the installation of 50 locations funded by the Department of Energy.”
But Shorepower doesn’t plan to stop there, Bates said. “We’ve been installing pedestals at 13 locations beyond the STEP project. While we currently have 63 sites in 30 states with 1,800 electrified parking spaces, our goal is to build and operate a total of 250 locations with 10,000 electrified parking spaces in the next five years.”
Fleets and owner-operators can also tell Shorepower where they want power by filling out a poll on the shorepowerconnect.comwebsite.