Long haul truck drivers routinely idle their engines to heat or cool their cab during their rest period. (Federal laws require 10 hours of rest for every 11 hours on the road.) Truck Stop Electrification allows truckers to operate the heater, air conditioner, television, and other appliances without running the engine, which saves fuel, reduces air pollution, and reduces engine wear. There are single system electrification systems which are owned and operated by the truck stop, and shore power systems which require both onboard and off-board equipment. As of 2009 there are 138 Truck Stop Electrification sites in 34 States – three times the number that were available in 2006, but only two more (net total) than 2008.

Truck Stop Electrification Sites, 2006-2009
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Truck Stop Electrification Sites
State2006200720082009
Alabama1222
Arkansas2666
Arizona0444
California10131313
Colorado0111
Florida0222
Georgia4555
Illinois0777
Indiana0444
Kentucky0111
Louisiana1233
Maryland1333
Michigan0122
Minnesota0111
Missouri0333
Mississippi1111
North Carolina1222
North Dakota0111
Nebraska0111
New Jersey1333
New Mexico0555
Nevada0111
New York2313
Ohio0101111
Oklahoma1332
Oregon0555
Pennsylvania391111
South Carolina1111
Tennessee4555
Texas12192221
Utah0111
Virginia1223
Washington0223
West Virginia0111
Total46130136138

Source: U.S. Department of Energy, Alternative Fuels Data Center, Truck Stop Electrification Site Locator.

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