At the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on Thursday, Aug. 23, IdleAire Technologies Corp. announced the opening of two new locations, the 125th and 126th in its network, and that drivers set a new usage record of the company’s ATE Advanced Travel Center Electrification system of 1.7 million hours for the month of July.
Lynn Youngs, IdleAire chief operating officer, said cumulative driver usage now was approaching 20 million hours, and that the newest IdleAire ATE installations are at TravelCenters of America locations on Interstate 5 in Redding, Calif., and on I-80 in Lamar, Pa.; both have 57 parking spaces. The Pennsylvania site opened Wednesday, Aug. 22, and additional locations are under construction, Youngs said.
Young also reported additional updates on the company:
“We’re very pleased at our improved operating results,” Youngs said. “Our focus on respect for the driver, in part represented by several new promotions designed to recognize and celebrate the contributions drivers make to this country, is resonating well with our driver guests.”
For more information on GATS, being held through Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Dallas Convention Complex, go to www.gatsonline.com.