Reducing truck engine idling has been a subject of discussion for much of the past decade. In the weeks since the publication of the recommendations from the National Energy Policy Development Group to President George Bush, however, reducing truck engine idling has gone from a topic of conversation to an immediate action item.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dept. of Energy (DOE) and Dept. of Transportation (DOT), along with industry partners, are planning a series of workshops on idling, beginning this month. Individual states and municipalities are also launching their own anti-idling initiatives, including both financial incentives for reducing idling and tougher regulations.
For truck fleets willing to get involved and voluntarily implement idle control measures, however, there are more potential benefits, more sources of technical and financial support, and more good solution options than ever before. This FLEET OWNER Special Industry Report is designed to provide you with the latest information on new programs, idling regulations, and the alternatives to vehicle engine idling.
Cab Comfort, a Div. of The Dometic Corp.
Espar Heating Systems
IdleAire Technologies Corp.
New York State Thruway Authority
Pony Pack Inc.
Webasto Thermosystems Inc.
Xantrex Technology Inc.
Burnaby B.C., Canada
Argonne National Laboratory Center for Transportation Research
Santa Fe Springs, CA