IdleAire begins first wave of new installations

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IdleAire says installation of its Advanced Truckstop Electrification system is under way at two new locations: the Pilot Travel Center in Laredo, Texas; and the TravelCenters of America in New Braunfels, Texas. They are the first two of about 210 new locations announced in early January. The company expects to deploy in some 35 states over the next 15 months.

The company also announced their construction plans through the end of May, along with estimated start date, date of completion and number of parking spaces:

  • Laredo, Texas; Pilot No. 377; construction began Feb. 6; completed March 27; 71 spaces.
  • New Braunfels, Texas; TA No. 232; construction began Feb. 13; completed April 3; 72 spaces.
  • Ontario (east); TA No. 26; construction begins March 6; completed April 24, 104 spaces.
  • White Pine, Tenn.; Pilot No. 412; construction begins March 13; completed April 24; 54 spaces.
  • Ontario (west); TA No. 162; construction begins March 20; completed May 15; 93 spaces.
  • Cartersville, Ga.; TA No. 146; construction begins March 20; completed May 1; 72 spaces.
  • N. Little Rock, Ark.; Petro No. 26; construction begins March 27; completed May 8; 78 spaces.
  • Atlanta (expansion); Petro No. 22; construction begins April 3; completed May 1; 33 spaces.
  • Coachella, Calif.; TA No. 41; construction begins April 3; completed May 15; 72 spaces.
  • Atlanta; TA No. 100; construction begins April 10; completed May 22; 63 spaces.
  • Spartanburg, S.C. TA No. 25; construction begins April 10; completed May 29; 60 spaces.
  • Carlisle, Pa.; Petro No. 36; construction begins April 17; completed June 19; 72 spaces.
  • Amarillo, Texas (west); TA No. 55; construction begins April 24; completed June 5; 81 spaces.
  • Wheeler Ridge, Calif.; Petro No. 27; construction begins April 24; completed June 19; 66 spaces.
  • Glade Spring, Va.; Petro No. 72; construction begins May 1; completed June 12; 90 spaces.
  • Prescott, Ark.; TA No. 224; construction begins May 1; completed June 12; 75 spaces.
  • Weatherford, Texas; Petro No. 2; construction begins May 1; completed June 12; 57 spaces.
  • Greencastle, Pa.; TA No. 213; construction begins May 1; completed June 12; 87 spaces.
  • Wildwood, Fla.; TA No. 53; construction begins May 8; completed June 19; 69 spaces.
  • Hammond, La.; Petro No. 10; construction begins May 8; completed June 19; 72 spaces.
  • Jessup, Md.; TA No. 151; construction begins May 8; completed July 3; 129 spaces.
  • Milan, N.M.; Petro No. 13; construction begins May 15; completed June 26; 78 spaces.
  • Knoxville, Tenn. (east); TA No. 13; construction begins May 15; completed June 26; 51 spaces.
  • Shreveport, La.; Petro No. 8; construction begins May 15; completed June 26; 72 spaces.
  • Baytown, Texas; Pilot No. 86; construction begins May 15; completed June 26; 51 spaces.
  • Harborcreek, Pa.; TA No. 215; construction begins May 15; completed June 26; 72 spaces.
  • Eloy, Ariz.; Petro No. 6; construction begins May 22; completed July 10; 72 spaces.
  • Nashville, Tenn.; TA No. 34; construction begins May 22; completed July 10; 69 spaces.
  • Jackson, Miss.; Petro No. 28; construction begins May 22; completed July 10; 60 spaces.
  • Orange, Texas; Pilot No. 431; construction begins May 22; completed July 10; 66 spaces.
  • Frystown, Pa.; Frystown All-American; construction begins May 22; completed July 10; 72 spaces.
  • Eloy, Ariz.; TA No. 7; construction begins May 29; completed July 17; 63 spaces.
  • Hurricane Mills, Tenn.; Pilot No. 53; construction begins May 29; completed July 17; 60 spaces.
  • Meridian, Miss.; TA No. 47; construction begins May 29; completed July 17; 51 spaces.
  • Beaumont, Texas; Petro No. 4; construction begins May 29; completed July 17; 60 spaces.
  • Breezewood, Pa.; Petro No. 84; construction begins May 29; completed July 17; 78 spaces.
  • Three additional sites — CalArk’s terminals in Laredo and Mabelvale, Ark.; and Arrow Trucking’s terminal in Tulsa, Okla. — also are expected to be worked into this first wave of installations as site plans are approved, according to Mike Crabtree, president and chief executive officer of IdleAire.

    IdleAire allows the driver of any long-haul truck to avoid idling and still remain comfortable using only a $10 window adapter for the truck. Without idling, drivers have electrical shore power outlets, filtered central heat and air, a Pentium-speed computer with a color touchscreen interface, and telephone, satellite television and high-speed Internet service. Options include movies on demand, wireless Internet, Ethernet and continuing education opportunities.