Use of truck stop electrification focus of free webinar

Nov. 8, 2011
With the proliferation of truck stop electrification (TSE) continuing, particularly in response to the Dept. of Energy’s (DOE) Shorepower Truck Electrification Project (STEP) program, many fleet managers and drivers want to know how they can take advantage of this alternative to truck idling

With the proliferation of truck stop electrification (TSE) continuing, particularly in response to the Dept. of Energy’s (DOE) Shorepower Truck Electrification Project (STEP) program, many fleet managers and drivers want to know how they can take advantage of this alternative to truck idling.

Shorepower Technologies and Cascade Sierra Solutions, companies devoted to electrification and cleaning the environment, are joining forces to offer a free one-hour webinar on Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. Eastern time, to show how fleets can take advantage of electrification.

“Truck Stop Electrification: The Time Has Come” will feature presentations from the organizations deploying TSE around the country, as well as from truck-stop operators and equipment manufacturers. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the webinar for participants to get more specific information.

Among the topics to be covered is the history of TSE, where it’s available now, where it will be available in the months ahead, what equipment is needed to tap into shore power pedestals, what manufacturers are offering in the way of shore power-compatible equipment and what rebates are available for the purchase of such equipment.

Both companies are working to deploy TSE at 50 truck stops along freight corridors through the STEP project. Cascade Sierra Solutions is also offering $10 million in rebates for shore power-compatible equipment.

Shore power – similar to the electrical connections already in wide use at RV parks and marinas – allows truckers to operate heaters, air conditioning and other cab equipment without idling the engine.

To register for the webinar in advance, visit http://tinyurl.com/3n9q42s. Links to the webinar registration page are also available on Shorepower Technologies’ and Cascade Sierra Solution’s websites.

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