News & Press Releases

Tue Nov 14 2017
Mon Oct 23 2017
Mon Aug 28 2017

Now Open: Big Boy’s Kenly, NC I-95 Exit 105

August 28, 2017:

IdleAir is pleased to announce the opening of our new location in Kenly, NC:

IdleAir at Big Boy’s Truck Stop
I-95 Exit 105
595 Bagley Road
Kenly, NC 27542

Enjoy FREE BASIC SERVICE (HVAC + 120v Power) through October 31st, 2017 Now extended through March 31st, 2018!

Tue Dec 20 2016

FREE Service in Connecticut!

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December 22, 2016

IdleAir has assumed operations of the AireDock units on I-95 in Connecticut. While we are upgrading the equipment, IdleAir is offering FREE 120V power and heat through February 28, 2017:

FREE heat through Feb. 28, 2017
• available at 8 locations on I-95 in Connecticut (see list below)
• free WiFi is available inside the rest area building
• ample easy-in-easy-out angled parking
• multiple restaurant options inside the rest area building

Participating Locations:
• I-95 NB: Darien, CT
• I-95 SB: Darien, CT
• I-95 NB: Fairfield, CT
• I-95 SB: Fairfield, CT
• I-95 NB: Branford, CT
• I-95 SB: Branford, CT
• I-95 NB: Madison, CT
• I-95 SB: Madison, CT


To use the AireDock unit, insert the unit into your window, and roll the window up until it’s snug. Turn the timer, and select the duration of your visit, anywhere from 2 to 12 hours. The AireDock heat pump technology takes about 3-4 minutes before it warms up and delivers heated air to your truck.

For additional information, please review these videos, and contact IdleAir Customer Support at (877) 738-7024.

Fri Dec 09 2016

eNow and IdleAir Announce Strategic Partnership

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Involves Solar Solutions and Commercial Charging for Long Haul Trucking

December 8, 2016 — Warwick, RI — eNow, a leader in renewable energy solutions for the commercial trucking, RV and marine industries, today announced a strategic partnership with IdleAir, which provides long-haul truck drivers an alternative to idling their engines during rest periods. IdleAir is the largest provider of Truck Stop Electrification (TSE) services at major travel centers and fleet terminals throughout North America. Under the terms of the agreement, eNow’s solar solutions for transportation will enhance IdleAir’s grid-powered solutions and provide even more low-carbon based power for trucks, which eliminates idling, saves on fuel, and helps the environment.

As the market leader in designing, developing, and manufacturing solar-based power systems for the commercial trucking, RV, and Marine industries, eNow’s solutions are known for their durability, superior power, low cost and quick return on investment. Over the past several years, eNow has made great progress within the transportation industry, including partnerships with industry leaders such as Dometic Group, Mitsubishi Fuso, Freightliner, Navistar, and Vanner. The eNow solar solution is sold through OEMs and Aftermarket Dealers.

“We are honored to be working with IdleAir,” said Jeff Flath, CEO and Founder of eNow. “IdleAir addresses both energy and environmental issues in groundbreaking ways. In an era when anti-idling laws are on the increase, they are helping the environment and making life easier for truckers, a win-win that is also a key part of our approach. We see this strategic partnership as proof positive of the viability of our Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) renewable energy solutions for a variety of markets.”

IdleAir provides America’s hard-working long-haul truck drivers an alternative to idling their engines during rest periods. IdleAir service allows truck drivers to turn off their diesel engines and APU’s and still enjoy heating, cooling, standard electric inside and outside the cab, Satellite TV, Internet, and many of the comforts of home — all while saving money and getting better sleep without the noise, vibration, and exhaust fumes from idling. IdleAir’s idle reduction system relies on clean electricity generated from domestic American energy resources and uses only 1/10th as much energy as idling imported petroleum.

“This was all about synergies,” said Ethan Garber, CEO of IdleAir. “eNow’s solar panels generate far more energy than any other comparable solar solution for transportation, which meshes perfectly with our alternative to idling. The trucking industry will benefit all around from our partnership and ongoing and future projects.”

About eNow

eNow’s proprietary solar panel systems use the latest in technology to capture and convert the sun’s energy into useable power. The transportation industry can use this “clean renewable energy”, thereby reducing operating costs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Whether you are an OEM, fleet owner, an owner operator or a driver, eNow is the energy solution for the transportation industry. Our goal is to help the industry become more profitable, enhance the driver experience and improve the environment. eNow solar panels capture energy to power HVAC, refrigeration, lift gate, battery charging, and safety lighting. www.enowenergy.com.

About IdleAir

IdleAir, a division of Convoy Solutions LLC, is the largest provider of Truck Stop Electrification (TSE) services at major travel centers, including Pilot Flying J, Love’s, and select TravelCenters of America and Petro franchisee locations. IdleAir currently operates more than 45 travel center and dedicated fleet terminal locations in 17 states. IdleAir enables truck drivers to eliminate engine idling or running diesel APUs while enjoying air conditioning, heating, 120V electricity, high-speed Internet, and DirecTV. At less than half the cost of idling, IdleAir helps truck drivers sleep better and save money while reducing emissions. IdleAir supports American energy independence by using homegrown electric power from domestic energy resources. Sleep Better, Save Money – IdleAir!

See also: http://www.enowenergy.com/enow-idleair-announce-strategic-partnership.

Media Contact:
Emilio Dabul
Fastlane on behalf of eNow
732-910-8795
emilio@fastlane.co

Thu Jan 14 2016
Mon Aug 03 2015

Update on Basset Hound Rescued by Truck Driver

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Almost five years ago, IdleAir staff helped a truck driver rescue an abandoned Basset Hound in Myerstown, PA. (You can re-read the full story here). Much has changed since then, including the truck stop! The rescued Basset Hound (nicknamed “Flash”, and then renamed “Max”) was recently featured in the newsletter of the Basset Buddies Rescue (BBR).

Max’s new family patiently and lovingly helped Max back to good health, and after a long recovery, he’s doing great!

If you’d like to share your rescue story – and photos! – please email us at info@idleair.com

Wed Jul 01 2015

Richard Branson Blogs about Trucking Efficiency & IdleAir

Sir Richard Branson published a blog on June 22, 2015 about trucking efficiency and IdleAir.

The blog post discusses the fuel and environmental costs of the trucking industry, and the “amazing savings potential: the industry can save $40 billion per year by improving fuel efficiency.”

IdleAir continues to work with the Carbon War Room (CWR) and the North American Council on Freight Efficiency (NACFE), which “are leading the way at this important crossroads to enhance efficiencies.”

The complete blog post is available online:

https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/north-american-trucking-at-a-powerful-crossroads

For additional information, see this article in Fleet Owner Magazine:

https://fleetowner.com/fuel/branson-discusses-trucking-industry-improving-fuel-efficiency

Mon May 04 2015

IdleAir Wins Award from the American Carbon Registry

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LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2015

The American Carbon Registry (ACR) presented the Corporate Excellence award to IdleAir for its work to voluntarily accelerate reductions in long-haul trucking fleet GHG emissions. ACR Director John Kadyszewski presented the awards, which “recognize outstanding environmental achievements…based on ACR’s guiding principles of innovation, quality and excellence.”

According to ACR, “the emissions reduction potential from the use of anti-idling technology and fleet efficiency in long-haul transport is enormous, estimated at over 650 million tons CO2 by 2021 in the U.S. alone. The adoption rates of these technologies are very low, however, due to up-front installation costs. Carbon markets provide the opportunity to fund the initial investments by offering a path to monetization of the environmental benefits.”

IdleAir’s Truck Stop Electrification (TSE) technology provides long-haul truck drivers an alternative to idling their engines while resting, providing the ability to shut down their engines and still maintain a comfortable cabin temperature, sustain vehicle battery charge and power electronics such as televisions and laptops. TSE provides other benefits such as cleaner air with the reduction of black carbon and soot emitted from diesel engines, reduced noise pollution, local job creation, and an increased tax base for the local economy. And drivers benefit from improved sleeping conditions without the noise, vibration and exhaust fumes from idling and are therefore better rested and safer on the road.

In its ten years of operation, IdleAir has mitigated over 600,000 tons of GHG emissions and over one billion pounds of aggregate emissions while avoiding the use of 60 million gallons of diesel fuel.

“IdleAir is grateful to have ACR recognize our work within the trucking industry to improve the quality of life for truck drivers while protecting the environment,” stated Ethan Garber, IdleAir President and CEO. “Carbon finance has been a critical ingredient in growing our business which uses off-peak domestic grid power as a substitute for diesel idling. We are excited to partner with ACR in developing international TSE standards that can help to accelerate the export of IdleAir solutions with both grid and renewable power sources outside of the USA.”

About the American Carbon Registry
The American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonprofit enterprise of Winrock International, was founded in 1996 as the first private voluntary greenhouse gas registry in the world. A mission-driven institution named for philanthropist Winthrop Rockefeller, Winrock believes that climate change will have a profound impact on the poorest populations around the world and that markets are the most effective path to mobilize actions to reduce emissions. Winrock operates ACR to create confidence in the environmental and scientific integrity of carbon offsets in order to accelerate transformational emission reduction actions. As a pioneer in harnessing the power of markets to improve the environment, ACR has set the bar for offset quality that is the market standard today and continues to lead market innovations.

About IdleAir
IdleAir, a division of Convoy Solutions LLC, is the largest provider of Truck Stop Electrification (TSE) services at major travel centers, including Pilot Flying J, Love’s, Sapp Brothers, and select TravelCenters of America and Petro franchisee locations. IdleAir currently operates more than 30 travel center locations in 17 states, plus dedicated fleet terminal installations. IdleAir enables truck drivers to eliminate engine idling or running APUs while enjoying air conditioning, heating, 120V electricity, high-speed Internet, and DirecTV. At less than half the cost of idling, IdleAir helps truck drivers sleep better and save money while reducing emissions. IdleAir supports American energy independence by using homegrown electric power from domestic energy resources.

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See the complete ACR announcement here.

 

Fri Feb 13 2015

New ConvoyTV+Power Discount

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February 12, 2015

IdleAir now offers a new discount package for ConvoyTV+Power™, which includes:

• Up to 10 hours of ConvoyTV+Power (120V, DIRECTV, basic Internet)
• Up to 24 hours of Broadband (WiFi and Ethernet, where available)

The new discount package is available for a flat-fee of $12.50 +tax, which is a 35% discount off the retail price. Purchase the package with your IdleAir member card, Visa, MasterCard, or AMEX. To access the bundled IdleAir Broadband, customers must contact Customer Support at (877) 738-7024 or info@idleair.com.

The new ConvoyTV+Power package is a deep-value savings bundle that helps IdleAir customers save over 50% vs. the cost of idling. The package is perfect for overnight visits during the winter. Customers with bunk heaters can stay warm and still access 120V power and entertainment. Customers can also purchase a safe, portable 120V electric space heater from IdleAir and participating travel centers.