IdleAire Technologies Corporation, a provider of Advanced Travel Center Electrification (ATE) services to the long-haul trucking industry, continued its network expansion by opening its newest site in Kingsland, GA. IdleAire now operates ATE systems at 117 sites totaling 7,686 ATE – equipped parking spaces in 32 states including 96 at TravelCenters of America and Petro sites, 10 at Pilot Travel Centers, 2 at Love’s Country Stores, 1 at Flying J Travel Plaza and 1 at Sapp Brothers Truck Stop.
To date, IdleAire has delivered over 16 million hours of service, and estimates eliminating over 374 million pounds of diesel idling air emissions and conserving over 16 million gallons of fossil fuel.
IdleAire is forecasting utilization on a Run Rate of 1,500,000 Hours per Month based on its recent growth.
While only twenty-eight (28) of the 117 sites have an operating history
of 12 months or more, the last week in June had a utilization rate of 354,000 hours, for a
run rate of 1,500,000 hours per month. The company believes that this utilization rate growth is consistent with its network expansion, site maturity (as more new sites have been in operation for at least 12 months), site staff training, fleet sales, targeted marketing efforts, and warmer summer weather.
IdleAire says it considers the percentage of fleet pay hours to be a key performance indicator because it correlates to utilization and an increasing rate of adoption by a majority of the long-haul truck drivers. In the first quarter of 2007, fleet usage was 47 percent of the total. The company estimates that 80 percent of the 1.3 million commercial truck drivers work for fleets.