The hidden costs of idling

Deierleine, Bob
October 1997
World Wastes;Oct97, Vol. 40 Issue 10, p14
Trade Publication
Discloses the cost ramifications of engine idling. Fuel consumption; Reduction in oil drain intervals; Potential injector carboning; Increased engine wear; Battery life; Average daily cost of long-haul tractor idling; Maintenance costs associated with idling; Electronic engines' reporting capabilities; Condor Freight Lines' suggestion for reprogramming the electronic engine idle shut-off mechanism.


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