Heavy-Duty Truck Idle Reduction Technologies
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 one million long-haul heavy-duty trucks idle during required overnight 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 improved climate control, support for lighting and electronics, better air quality, and reduced noise levels.
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 include:
See the monthly National Idling Reduction Network News for the latest news about funding opportunities.