New IdleAir continues to add locations
Mar 05, 2013 (The Knoxville News-Sentinel - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
The latest version of IdleAir, a truck stop electrification service provider, continues to expand.
The Knoxville-based company recently opened a new location in Dallas and plans to further expand its Texas network this spring, as well as add sites in California and Ohio.
"Our new location in Dallas brings additional capacity to the Dallas-Fort Worth market, where we already see strong demand for IdleAir services at our Fort Worth location," Jeff Tuck, IdleAir chief operating officer, said in a news release.
Since being relaunched by investment group Convoy Solutions in 2010, the new IdleAir has opened 32 locations in 12 states -- Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.
IdleAir's service allows truck drivers to connect to a module that delivers heating, air-conditioning, electricity, Internet, satellite television and other services directly into their cab. Drivers pay for the service by the hour and don't have to leave their engine running, saving fuel and reducing air emissions.
Earlier versions of the company were unsuccessful. The first version -- IdleAir Technologies -- filed bankruptcy in 2008 after a rapid nationwide expansion.
IdleAir services are available at some major truck stops, including Pilot Flying J, Love's, Sapp Brothers, and TravelCenters of America and Petro franchisee locations.
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