Heavy-Duty Truck Idle Reduction Technologies
How Much Can I Save?
Use the Idle Reduction Savings Worksheet to calculate your potential savings.
Heavy-duty truck drivers can choose from a variety of equipment to reduce idle time and save fuel. Argonne National Laboratory estimates that more than 650,000 long-haul heavy-duty trucks idle during required rest stops every day. Reducing the amount of fuel wasted on idling can provide significant cost savings. In addition, many idle reduction technologies can improve driver comfort through support for lighting and electronics, lower noise levels, and improved climate control.
Idle Reduction Equipment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay Program and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have evaluated the fuel-saving benefits of various idle reduction technologies. Both agencies provide information about grant funding that may be available for installation of qualifying equipment. EPA's SmartWay Program offers a list of Verified Idle Reduction Technologies. These technologies incude: