On the heels of TravelCenters of America’s recent partnership with IdleAire Technologies, TA has announced that over the next 15 months, 50 or more TA sites will be installed with idling-reduction technology.
TA already offers IdleAire Technologies’ Advanced Travel Center Electrification shore power system at locations in selected states, including Maryland, New Jersey and Texas. The system allows professional drivers to access electrical shore power, individual central heating and air conditioning, and a range of communications and entertainment services in their truck cab without idling their engines during federally mandated daily rest breaks. Ten additional TA locations are or will be under construction in California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina and Texas. Additional installations are being completed weekly.
“As an industry leader in serving the needs of professional drivers, TravelCenters is deeply committed to improving the quality of the environment,” says Peter Greene, senior vice president of development for TravelCenters of America. “By offering this alternative to idling at travel centers, we not only improve the overall air quality, but enhance drivers’ in-cab quality of life with heating and cooling, access to phone service, Internet access and entertainment options. Moreover, it reduces diesel fuel consumption and emissions into the atmosphere and helps our fleet and independent drivers reduce their own fuel costs.”
TravelCenters of America, headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, is the largest network of full-service travel centers and heavy truck repair facilities in North America. The company has more than 11,500 employees at 161 locations in 40 states and Canada.