Updated state and local idling regulations have been added to the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)’s website, www.atri-online.org.

The updated listings are provided in both a cab card form which can be downloaded and as an online compendium with links to individual regulations. Recent updates include enactment of new idling limits in Chicago and Cleveland, fine increases in Illinois and a change in the sleeper berth exemption in New Jersey.

The specific updates include:

  • A new 3-minute limit, with exemptions, has been enacted in Chicago, Illinois.
  • New 5-minute limits, with exemptions, have been enacted in the cities of Cleveland and Maple Heights, Ohio.
  • A change to the Illinois state limit increases the initial fine to $90 and adds an exemption for the use of idle reduction technologies.
  • A change to the New Jersey state limit is scheduled to take effect on May 1, 2010 which will restrict the current sleeper berth exemption to only those sleeper berths which have 2007 or newer diesel engines or diesel particulate filters. (The Pennsylvania state limit is scheduled to eliminate its current sleeper berth exemption on May 1, 2010, as well.)
  • Changes to the South Euclid, Ohio limit have been added.