Plug-in power is now available at L.W.’s Pilot Travel Plaza at Exit 362 on Interstate 84/15 in Perry in Northern Utah. Electrical connections for 24 truck parking spaces have been installed, allowing drivers to operate heating, air conditioning and cab appliances without running the engine.
The Perry location is the latest among 50 truckstops on major freight corridors that are receiving plug-in-power installations through the federally funded Shorepower Truck Electrification Project (STEP), administered jointly by Shorepower Technologies and Cascade Sierra Solutions.
“We want to stay on the cutting edge of truckstop technology,” says Brent Miller, owner of L.W.’s Pilot Travel Plaza. “We believe plug-in power is a good thing for the environment and for truckers. We want to support its development.”
“Having plug-in power available at L.W.’s Travel Plaza means truckers on a major freight route like I-84 have one more place to make idle reduction a routine part of their travels,” says Jeff Kim, president and chief executive officer of Shorepower Technologies. “We’re building a network of plug-in locations so that truckers can count on finding places at which they can get a sound, healthful night’s rest and save money in the process.”