News & Press Releases

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

2016-12-09-enow

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

Tue Nov 29 2016
Wed Oct 26 2016
Thu Jul 28 2016

Volkswagen Settlement Support for TSE

July 28, 2016

Dear Friends:

We are writing to request your support to ensure that the final settlement between the U.S. government and Volkswagen provides maximum flexibility for States and Native American tribes to allocate funds to the most cost effective strategies for reducing diesel emissions within their communities. Specifically, we are asking you to submit a formal comment to the U.S. Justice Department on the draft settlement agreement urging the parties to expressly list truck stop electrification (TSE) as an “Eligible Mitigation Action” under Appendix D-2 of the agreement. The deadline for comments is August 5, 2016.

In short, the U.S. Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency rank truck stop electrification as the single most cost effective method of mitigating diesel emissions from mobile sources. It is also the best method of mitigating air pollution at truck stops and fleet terminals, which tend to be located in disadvantaged communities.

Below we provide more details on the issue, a sample comment letter, and directions for where to submit the comments. You can also submit a convenient form letter to the Department of Justice through our website.

Background

The draft settlement agreement includes a $2.7 billion mitigation fund, which will enable the States and Indian Tribes to invest in various projects, technologies, and activities that will help reduce NOx emissions caused by diesel engines. Unfortunately, the proposed agreement fails to expressly list truck stop electrification as an eligible mitigation action that can receive investments from the States and Tribes. This is despite the fact that overnight idling by diesel trucks is a major source of NOx pollution, which has a disproportionate impact on disadvantaged communities where most truck stops and fleet terminals tend to be located (the population within 1.5 miles of Texas’ 15 IdleAir Locations consists of 65% more minorities and a per capita income 24% lower than the statewide average). EPA’s Diesel Emission Reduction program flags the communities surrounding truck stops for programmatic priority. Moreover, the Federal Highway Administration rates truck stop electrification (idle reduction) as the #1 cost effective solution to mitigate NOx emissions, at $2k/ton of NOx.

2016-07-26 TSE Median Cost Effectiveness Estimates

Figure 3. Median Cost-Effectiveness Estimates (Cost per Ton Reduced) of NOx Emission Reductions. Entire report can be found here and select pages here. See also EPA report specifically scoring TSE as the most cost effective on page 13 at median $1.7k/ton of NOX (scoring diesel retrofit at a median cost of $5,950/ton of NOX).

We note that this report, while published in 2007, is the most recent EPA analysis on point. Total installation costs for IdleAir, the company informing the data, has decreased by around 50% from the stated assumptions. We also note that sales data demonstrates that even better cost effectiveness can be achieved if limited vouchers are distributed to truck drivers for higher utilization of existing infrastructure during this period of relatively inexpensive fuel.

Most people are unaware that over a million heavy duty diesel trucks idle for about 40% of engine run time because drivers who sleep in their cabs are unable to heat or cool their home away from home without idling a 500HP diesel engine. (Huai, T., et al., 2006. “Analysis of heavy-duty diesel truck activity and emissions data,” Atmospheric Environment, 40, 2333-2344) (See also https://youtu.be/3oLsyLHUNqA) The Argonne National Laboratory estimates that rest-period idling results in the emission of about 11 million tons of carbon dioxide, 55,000 tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx), and 400 tons of particulate matter released annually in the U.S. See the report here.

IdleAir and Shorepower Technologies, two verified providers from the EPA SmartWay Verified List of Idle Reduction Technologies, operate a combined network over 3500 electrified truck parking spaces nationwide. Heavy duty zero emission supply equipment is known under the EPA SmartWay program as Electrified Parking Spaces or Truck Stop Electrification. EPS/TSE uses electricity-powered components to provide the operator with climate control and auxiliary power without having to idle the main engine. The IdleAir network last year alone saved drivers over a million gallons of diesel fuel and reduced total diesel emissions by a verified 11,330 metric tons (60mt of CO, 11,114mt of CO2, 144mt of NOX, 4mt of PM and 7.3mt of VOC).

Although the proposed Mitigation Action Plan includes a provision for a DERA Option for actions not specifically enumerated in Appendix D-2, we are concerned that this catchall provision is inadequate for several reasons. Primarily, States and Tribes are likely to choose direct assistance to enumerated technologies, not because they are superior, but to avoid the administrative burden of the DERA program. In fact, some States currently decline to participate in DERA altogether. Moreover, should Congress decide not to provide funding for the DERA program, there would be no opportunity to invest settlement funds in TSE.

Our “ask” is to specifically list TSE as an Eligible Mitigation Action in Appendix D-2, in addition to the nine currently listed actions, i.e. diesel retrofit and ocean vessel shorepower. TSE delivers local air quality benefits with zero emissions at the point of use. The language can mirror that of “Option 9” for light duty electric charging infrastructure, and provide vouchers for truck drivers to increase the number of truckers using existing truck stop electrification facilities.

Please respond to the notice of public comment by the deadline of August 5th, by emailing pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov, with a subject line of “In re: Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation,Case No: MDL No. 2672 CRB (JSC), and D.J. Ref. No. 90-5-2-1-11386,” and ask that Truck Stop Electrification be listed as an enumerated technology. Feel free to copy and paste some or all of the content in the sample letter below under your own letterhead. You can also submit a convenient form letter to the Department of Justice through our website.

Kind regards,

Yale Klat
Convoy Solutions LLC
Proud Providers of the IdleAir System
629 North Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917
www.idleair.com

SAMPLE COMMENT LETTER

Sun May 29 2016

Vote for Savings Special

2016-07-01 Vote for Savings

Vote for Savings at IdleAir! From June 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016, you’ll enjoy powerful A/C, 120V power and DIRECTV for only $1.89/hr +tax!

Use your IdleAir member card to access the Vote for Savings Special at select locations.

With the Extended Stay discount, after the first 10 hours of a continuous visit, the hourly rate automatically decreases to $1.69/hr +tax.

Visit any of our locations or contact us at (877) 738-7024.

Sat May 28 2016
Tue May 17 2016
Thu May 05 2016

Visit IdleAir at GATS 2016

2016-05-05 GATS

Stop in and visit your friends at IdleAir at the 2016 Great American Trucking Show! We’ll be in booth #15095 with great gifts and prizes. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Register for FREE at:
http://www.truckshow.com

Thursday, August 25 – Saturday, August 27, 2016
Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX
IdleAir Booth # 15095

Tue Apr 12 2016

IdleAir Hosts Educational Idle Reduction Seminar in Mexico on April 19, 2016

IdleAir will host its first annual Educational  Idle Reduction Seminar breakfast and site tour on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the offices of CenSeCar in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. 

IdleAir launched its first dedicated fleet terminal in Mexico with Transportadora EGOBA in August 2015 and this site became profitable that same month. This facility shows utilization patterns that match fleets in the USA that are 10 times larger. The Mexican expansion opportunity for IdleAir is real and significant, especially since diesel is primarily imported to Mexico and is currently priced approximately $1/gallon higher than US DOE diesel prices.

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IdleAir is hosting an educational idle reduction breakfast and site tour at the offices of CenSeCar (one of Mexico’s largest trucking associations) in Nuevo Laredo on April 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., and all are welcome to attend and tour the EGOBA installation.

Auditorio de CenSeCar

ubicado en César López de Lara # 4690

Col. Burócratas

CONTACT:

fleets@IdleAir.com

USA: (865) 232-1713

MEX: (867) 116-3463 

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Utilizando nuestro sistema IdleAir puede disminuir el gasto en diesel (ralentí ) en un 50%:

Con mucho gusto le invitamos a una presentación con desayuno de IdleAir, el proveedor # 1 en los EE.UU. En R sistema de A/C para disminución de diesel en modo ralentí. Aprender cómo se puede ahorrar dinero mientras que ayuda al medio ambiente eliminando emisiones contaminantes. Tenemos una tecnología probada que se utiliza con éxito por las flotas en los EE.UU. y ahora en México. El martes 19 de Abril, a las 10:00 horas, en el Auditorio de CenSeCar, ubicado en César López de Lara # 4690, Col. Burócratas.

• Ahorrar en combustible y mantenimiento

• Mejorar la comodidad del conductor

• Reducir el ruido, humo y Carbono

• Muchas opciones de asociación disponibles

CONTACT:

fleets@IdleAir.com

USA: (865) 232-1713

MEX: (867) 116-3463 

 

* según la configuración del terminal estándar. Estamos abiertos a discutir terminales personalizados con todos los socios potenciales. Más detalles proporcionados en la presentación.