IdleAir System Powers Up to Reduce Idling by 260,000 Gallons of Fuel Per Year: Sentinel News

August 10th, 2006: The Sentinel News

With Just the Flick of a Switch…

By John Hilton

Excerpt:  Customers and neighbors have long dreamed of eliminating the noise, fumes and vibrations generated by truckstops with the flick of a switch.

Kathleen McGinty did just that Wednesday morning at the Petro truck stop in Middlesex Township.

McGinty — secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection — powered up the innovative IdleAire electrification system, installed with $940,000 in state grants.

With the $1.2 million 72-station system is in place, drivers will be able to “plug in” their parked rigs and enjoy all the comforts of home. In addition, IdleAire estimates the system will save over 260,000 gallons of fuel per year.

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