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PORTLAND, Ore. – Eight truck stops added electric plug-in power pedestals to their locations, Shorepower Technologies announced. Four of the locations now also offer 480-volt power for hybrid refrigerated trailers.
The eight truck stops now featuring electric plug-in stations are the Pilot Travel Center in Dunnigan, Calif.; Ports to Plains Travel Plaza in Lamar, Colo.; Parma Travel Center in Parma, Mich.; Russell’s Truck and Travel in Springer, N.M.; Dukes Travel Plaza in Canton, Texas; Eagle’s Landing/Flying J in Beaver, Utah; Eastgate Travel Plaza in Evansville, Wyo.; and Little America in Little America, Wyo.
The eight truck stops are only the beginning. More than 40 additional truck stops are expected to be outfitted by Shorepower Technologies, the company said.
“We’re seeing more truck drivers come through with new trucks equipped with electrical HVAC systems that have shore power capability,” Lorrie Hogan, spokesperson for Eastgate Travel Plaza, told Layover.com. “Even before the pedestals were being installed in late November, we had a number of truck drivers come in and ask us when they’d be installed.”
Jim Miller, owner of Ports to Plains Travel Plaza, added that he believes truck stop electrification is the wave of the future. “It’s the right thing to do because it’s good for the environment and because it provides truck operators a way to save money on fuel costs,” he said.
Portland, Ore.-based Shorepower Technologies manufactures truck stop electrification products and charging stations for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.