Owner-operator Matt Purtee says as more truckstops recognize the importance of offering drivers the option to plug into the electric grid instead of idling their truck engines or running APUs or gensets, it’s become easier to find shore power. But he looks forward to the day when truckstops will offer shore power without him having to ask for it. Shorepower Technologies says more truckstop operators still need to hear from more fleets and operators like Matt Purtee about their expectations.
Plug-in and recharging stations for truck stops. Shorepower Technologies, through its suite of integrated technologies to electrify truck parking spaces, helps truckers reduce fuel costs and emissions produced by long hours of idling. Shorepower also opens new opportunities for truck stop owners and operators to offer services to existing and potential customers. Story ideas include: federal grant enables truck stops and plazas to have all hardware installed on their site and join the growing Shorepower network for little or no out-of-pocket investment; truck stop parking space electrification creates greater efficiency in the North American electical grid by encouraging more electricity use during off-peak hours; how truck operators are benefitting from truck stop electrification; tips on equipping a cab with basic Shorepower equipment for under $200. Media contact: Doug Siefkes.