Shorepower is a suite of integrated technologies that make truck stop electrification (TSE) a convenient service and money-saving proposition for owners and drivers. The Shorepower Truckstop Electrification Project system is an attractive value-added service for travel plaza operators and consists of the following components:
Power Pedestal: The power pedestal (pictured left) is an all-weather stanchion mounted fixture adjacent to each parking space that delivers 120 – and 208 – volt power, Internet, and cable TV services.
Payment and Control System: The heart of all STEPS facilities is the automated payment and control system. This allows Shorepower to complete each transaction remotely and deliver services to drivers, without requiring any on-site personnel.
The STEPS system drastically reduces operational costs providing a cost-effective solution to the end user as well as revenues to the host-site operator. Drivers will have the option of calling a toll-free number, using a kiosk or paying via their own laptops. Currently, the most widely available and convenient option is the toll-free number. Drivers simply call 1-888-841-3137 and specify the desired location and connection number. Live support personnel then activates the services remotely.
On Board Cab Kits: Shorepower offers a range of cab comfort and efficiency packages for the driver. At its simplest the driver can begin using Shorepower by simply connecting a heavy-duty extension cord to the Shorepower Pedestal after placing an authorization call.
More complex installation kits include a cab mounted load center and wiring harness to power a full range of cab amenities including heating, AC, cooking and entertainment devices, as well as block heater. Several manufacturers, including Volvo offer on board Shorepower compatible electrification modules.
Follow this link to see the simple Shorepower connection sequence.