Petro to install shore power at N.C. travel center

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Petro Shopping Centers has received funding to install electrical shore hookups for 10 tractor-trailer parking spaces at its Mebane, N.C., facility.

The truckstop is located on Interstate 40/85 at exit 157, just west of Raleigh, N.C. Installation of power pods will begin in May, and the service will be available by early summer 2007.

This service is designed for use by sleeper trucks equipped with onboard alternating current heating and air conditioning systems that require 120V AC/2 x 20A pod power.

Petro has proposed additional funding that would provide North Carolina truck owners with financial incentives to purchase trucks equipped with the onboard AC-HVAC systems that require the electrical hookups.