Monday, November 5, 2007
IdleAire Saves Money On Trucking
I had my wisdom teeth out last week, so I had a lot of TV-watching time. I saw part of an episode of History Channel's Modern Marvels on trucking. The episode featured a cool invention called IdleAire that saves money on trucking downtime.
IdleAire is a unit that brings central heat and air, cable TV, Internet connection, electrical outlets, touch screen computer and telephone and USB ports into the cabs of trucks. It's all piped in through the passenger-side window. So when they're at a rest stop taking a break, drivers can turn off their engines, conserving fuel. The service is available at a bunch of rest stops across the U.S. (there's a map on the Web site) and the truck retrofit costs $10.