The first installation of E-Dock stationary heating and cooling systems have been installed at the Ambest Truck Stop in Canaan, NY, just off Interstate 93. The five units were installed by EnviroDock, which utilized a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to complete the design, development and commercialization of the units.
“This is a great day for everyone involved,” said Kenneth Neal, one of the founders of EnviroDock. “EnviroDock has a tremendous product to offer, and we are very happy that we got involved with two great partners like NYSERDA, and Lou Polsinello, who is the owner and operator of the Canaan truck stop.”
The E-Dock units deliver electronically filtered and temperate air to the truck cab through two thermally insulated flexible ducts via a window control panel called the Window Air Delivery Unit. There are also duplex power outlets for in-cab equipment such as microwaves, computers and coffee makers and engine block heaters.
“Even though we knew that there would be an increase in enforcement of anti-idling laws in the future, our goal with this project was to produce an alternative to idling that the drivers would want to use,” said Neal. “We are confident that we went above and beyond our goals with the development of the E-Dock System, and we believe that the reviews from the Canaan Truck Stop will prove this.”