Shorepower pedestal installed in Lebec, Calif., on I-5 Corridor

Truckers can now drive corridor's full length without idling for rest and sleep.


According to the Federal Highway Administration, the I-5 corridor is more than 1,350 miles long with 550 miles traversing through urban areas. More than 65 percent of the 550 miles of urban segments along the 1-5 corridor is currently under heavy congestion. An average of nearly 10,000 trucks travel along the 1-5 corridor. During busier freight periods, there are more than 35,000 trucks hitting the road daily.

"When the highway administration declared the 1-5 corridor as one of the six interstate routes considered as corridors of the future in 2007, it projected average daily truck traffic would more than double to 22,000 by 2035 without further infrastructure improvements," Bates added. 

"Plus, 95 percent of I-5's urban segments will be under heavy congestion up from 65 percent," he said. "This means trips through urban areas will take much longer, extending the amount of time it takes for freight to move from point A to point B. This may require truck drivers to take additional rest stops when hauling freight up and down the I-5 corridor.

"These initial locations will allow us to demonstrate the value of shore power to more truck drivers and fleet operators," Bates said. "And increased usage of these sites will convince truckstop operators to add more pedestals to their locations as a way to appeal to truck fleets and operators and capture more of their business."

The TSE locations along the I-5 corridor are (from north to south – near Interstate 5 exits, unless otherwise noted):

  • Gee Cee's Truck Stop, Exit 57, 123 Foster Creek Rd., Toledo, Wash. 98591 — 24 plug-ins.
  • Jubitz Travel Center, Exit 307, 33 N.E. Middlefield Road, Portland, Ore. 97211 – 24 plug-ins. 
  • Truck 'N Travel/TA, Exit 199, 32910 E. Pearl St., Coburg, Ore. 97408 — 24 plug-ins.
  • Seven Feathers Truck and Travel, Exit 99, 130 Jeffreys Road, Canyonville, Ore. 97417 — 36 plug-ins and six 480V refrigeration unit connections.  
  • Pilot Travel Center, Exit 745, 395 E. Vista Dr., Weed, Calif. 96094 — 36 plug-ins and nine 480V refrigeration unit connections.  
  • Pilot Travel Center, County Road 8/Exit 554, 30035 County Road 8, Dunnigan, Calif. 95937 — 24 plug-ins and five 480V refrigeration unit connections.  
  • Sacramento 49er Travel Plaza, 2828 El Centro Road, Sacramento, Calif. 95833. This non-Shorepower Technologies TSE location is near the Interstate 80 and Interstate 5 interchange, Exit 522. 
  • Flying J Travel Plaza, Exit 485, 15100 N. Thornton Road, Lodi, Calif. 95242 — 36 plug-ins and five 480V refrigeration unit connections.  
  • Pilot Travel Center, 22717 Ave. 18 1Ž2 Suite A, Madera, Calif. 93637. This non-Shorepower Technologies TSE location is located near Exit 159 on California State Route 99 about 60 miles east of Exit 403 on Interstate 5. 
  • Love's Travel Stops, 1553 Colony Rd., Suite B, Ripon Calif. 95366. This non-Shorepower Technologies TSE location is 11 miles east of the Interstate 5 and Highway 120 interchange.
  • E-Z Trip Golden State, 6725 N. Golden State Blvd., Fresno, Calif. 93722 — 24 plug-ins and five 480V refrigeration unit connections. E-Z Trip Golden State is located near Exit 142/3 on California State Route 99, about 50 miles east of Exit 368 on Interstate 5. 
  • Flying J Travel Plaza – Bakersfield, 17047 Zachary Ave., Bakersfield, Calif. 93308 — 36 plug-ins and five 480V refrigeration unit connections. This Shorepower Technologies location is near Exit 39/Merced Avenue on California State Route 99, about 31 miles southeast of Exit 278/California 46 East/Paso Robles Highway on Interstate 5. 
  • Bruce's Truck Stop, 8401 E. Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, Calif. 93307. This non-Shorepower Technologies TSE location is 30 miles east of Exit 253 on Interstate 5. 
  • Flying J Travel Plaza, Exit 205, 42810 Frazier Mountain Park Road, Frazier Park/Lebec, Calif. 93243 — 24 plug-ins and five 480V refrigeration unit connections.

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