PORTLAND, Ore. - A truck stop in north Portland is going green.
The Jubitz Truck Stop is now featuring 32 new electric-powered parking spaces for truckers. The spaces allow the large trucks to plug into the power grid instead of idling their engines using diesel fuel.
Truckers need power to run their refrigerator units, air conditioners and keep their engines warm in the winter. The power stations also offer cable television and WiFi Internet connection.
The electric power supply will also help reduce harmful emissions.
The 130 electric spaces statewide will reduce more than 230 tons of air pollutants, 8,000 tons of carbon dioxide and reduce fuel use by 851,000 gallons annually.
It is also estimated to save truckers $1.3 million a year.