Tennessee Town and City Newspaper featured Shorepower host site partner Crossville Eco Travel Plaza.
“Don Demko had been owner of the travel plaza, located off exit 320 on Interstate 40, for more than two years before deciding to convert it to an “Eco” Travel Plaza. He knew there had to be a better way to operate that considered public health, safety, and environmental protection issues, as well as help decrease our dependence on foreign oil.
Some semi-trailer trucks have heating and cooling appliances already and only need electrification equipment. Thirty-two of the Shorepower units were installed at the facility for this service. According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, one hour of idling requires approximately 1 gallon of diesel fuel. A truck that idles for six hours per day, five days per week will waste about $6,240 of diesel fuel per year with diesel costing $4 per gallon. A fleet of 100 trucks would cost around $624,000 per year and that doesn’t even consider the engine maintenance and decreased engine life due to excessive idling.”
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