Shorepower – Plug In and Save

Earth Times – October 2009, a leading website that publishes news reports and the latest information relating to the environment,earthtimes_logo posted a press release from Progress Energy highlighting the recent opening of Shorepower plug-in stations at Big Boy’s Truck Stop in Kenly, NC.

“The U.S. Department of Transportation mandates that professional drivers rest for 10 hours after driving for 11 hours. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a typical heavy-duty truck burns a gallon of diesel fuel every hour that it idles, which generates air pollution, including emissions that contribute to smog and fine particulate matter. Johnston County is one of 24 counties in the state that does not meet national ambient air quality standards, and technology and programs that reduce emissions are important parts of moving toward compliance.”