Shorepower plug-in service added in Nebraska, Iowa

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Shorepower Technologies, which is building a national network of truckstops with parking spaces equipped with plug-in power, says its service has been added at:
■ Sapp Bros. Travel Center, at Exit 440 on I-80, Omaha, Neb.;
■ Broadway Flying J, at Exit 144 on I-35, Williams, Iowa.; and
■ Shoemaker’s Shell Travel Center, at Exit 395 on I-80, Lincoln, Neb.

The three sites join more than a dozen locations already in operation as Shorepower deploys plug-in power to truckstops on major freight corridors. Through the federally funded Shorepower Truck Electrification Project administered by Shorepower Technologies and Cascade Sierra Solutions, 50 truckstops will add plug-in power pedestals this year.

“Our goal has long been to build a true network of locations so truckers can make regular use of plug-in power on their journeys,” says Alan Bates, vice president of marketing with Shorepower Technologies. “Adding these three great travel centers in a crucial transportation hub like the Midwest puts us closer to that goal.”

Shoemaker’s has added 36 truck parking spaces with electrical connections, while Sapp Bros. in Omaha and Broadway Flying J have each added 24.

Truck drivers need a heavy-duty extension cord to connect their vehicles to the plug-in pedestals. The 110/208V service is priced at $1 an hour, and cable TV is included at the Sapp Bros location in Omaha, and will be shortly at Shoemakers. Sapp Bros. also offers plug ins for three-phase power (460V/230V) for trailer transport refrigeration units (TRUs) with electric standby capabilities.