Idle Reduction

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IdleBox Toolkit

IdleBox is a toolkit of print products, templates, presentations, and information resources to assist with idle-reduction projects for fleets with light- and medium-duty vehicles. IdleBox tools can be used to educate and engage policymakers, fleet managers, drivers, and other decision makers about the benefits of reducing idling.

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Idle reduction describes technologies and practices that reduce the amount of time drivers idle their engines unnecessarily. Reducing idling time has many benefits, including reductions in fuel costs, engine wear, emissions, and noise.

Drivers idle for a variety of reasons, such as to keep vehicles warm, operate radios, or power equipment. Sometimes drivers idle for no reason at all. Each year, U.S. passenger cars, light trucks, medium-duty trucks, and heavy-duty vehicles consume more than 6 billion gallons of diesel fuel and gasoline—without even moving. Roughly half of that fuel is wasted by passenger vehicles.

Idling can usually be reduced without compromising driver comfort or vehicle equipment operations. Learn about: