KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — IdleAire — a company praised as offering a green technology option to long-haul truck drivers — has closed its doors.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reported the shut-down of IdleAire on Thursday left 315 people without jobs — 60 of them in Knoxville.
IdleAire provided heat, air conditioning, electrical outlets, Internet link, telephone and cable television connections through a console that attached to truck window openings, allowing drivers to turn off their engines at truck stops.
A statement from the company said IdleAire officials were disappointed the company was forced to cease operations.
IdleAire was owned by six investment management companies who were unable to find a buyer for its assets after the company filed for bankruptcy protection May 12, 2008.
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