Four truckstops in the mid-South have added plug-in power installations through the federally funded Shorepower Truck Electrification Project (STEP).
Each of the four new sites has 24 truck parking spaces at which drivers can plug their vehicles into electrical connections, allowing them to operate heating, air conditioning and cab appliances without running the engine.
The latest sites are: Southern Pride Truck Plaza at Exit 16 on I-24 at Paducah, Kenn.; Big Easy Travel Plaza at Exit 239 on I-10 in New Orleans; The Tennessean Truck Stop at Exit 22 on I-65 in Cornersville, Tenn., and the I-40 Travel Center at Exit 35 on I-40 in Ozark, Ark.
A total of 50 electrified truckstops are scheduled to be added under the STEP program by the end of 2012.
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