“At any truck stop you’ll likely find dozens of noisy diesel big rig tractor-trailers, parked and idling for hours. Truckers typically leave the engine running while they sleep and rest to power the appliances that provide comfort inside the cab such as heating, air conditioning or a TV. Truckers are required by law to have a 10-hour rest period for each 12 hours of on-road time.
“The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is working with truckers and truck stop operators to achieve a clean-air alternative to truck idling. By providing utility power where big rig drivers spend their rest period, truckers can plug in their rigs to electrical outlets and avoid idling their engines.”