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.

Advertisers:

Cab Comfort, a Div. of The Dometic Corp.
Elkhart, IN
219-294-2511
www.dometic.com

Espar Heating Systems
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada
800-387-4800
www.espar.com

IdleAire Technologies Corp.
Knoxville, TN
865-342-3600
www.IdleAire.com

New York State Thruway Authority
Albany, NY
518-436-2700
www.thruway.state.ny.us

Pony Pack Inc.
Albuquerque, NM
505-243-1381
www.ponypack.com

TruckGen
Jacksonville, FL
866-878-2543
www.truckgen.com

Webasto Thermosystems Inc.
Lapeer, MI
810-245-2400
www.webasto.com

Xantrex Technology Inc.
Burnaby B.C., Canada
604-422-8595
www.xantrex.com

Sponsors:

Argonne National Laboratory Center for Transportation Research
Argonne, IL
630-252-3724
www.anl.gov

Caterpillar Inc.
Engine Div.
Mossville, IL
800-321-7332
www.cat.com

Phillips Industries
Santa Fe Springs, CA
562-781-2121
www.phillipsind.com