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Truckers to save on electrical power; ceremony Thursday

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Posted: Monday, August 6, 2012 12:28 pm | Updated: 2:08 pm, Mon Aug 6, 2012.

Truckers will soon be able to electrical power while taking a rest break at Flying J truck stop in Flag City.

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District officials are excited about the new electrical system because truckers will no longer have to idle their trucks to use electricity, according to Anthony Presto, a pollution control district spokesman. It will also reduce air pollution, Presto added.

A celebration of the “electrification project” will be held Thursday and Friday at Flying J, 15237 N. Thornton Road, northeast of Highway 12 and Interstate 5. Lodi City Councilman Larry Hansen and chamber President/CEO Pat Patrick will join air pollution control officials during the 2 p.m. ceremony Thursday.

Demonstrations will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, and a vendor fair is scheduled from noon to 9 p.m. A driver Q&A and giveaways are planned for noon to 6 p.m. on Friday.

For more information, call Alan Bates at 503-892-7345.

Contact reporter Ross Farrow at rossf@lodinews.com.

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