Idling: Shutting 'em down

Whistler, Deborah
May 2012
Fleet Owner Blog;5/8/2012, p28
Blog Entry
The article discusses engine idling and the benefits of shutting down engines. It notes that shutting down engines serve as a fuel saving and environmental friendly approach and a way to avoid idling fines. Studies from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggest that long duration truck idling can lead to annual diesel fuel consumption of over one billion gallons (gals.). Several timer-activation systems used in idle limiters are mentioned, one is parking brake-activated.


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