The average heavy-duty truck uses up to 2,500 gallons of fuel per year idling its engine to run auxiliary equipment. Fuel consumed for idling drives up transportation costs and produces thousands of pounds of greenhouse gas emissions. The economic and environmental costs associated with idling are magnified by 25 million medium and heavy-duty trucks currently in operation in the U.S.
In an effort to curb emissions from truck idling, no-idle laws are currently in effect in 28 states and 20 cities or counties in the U.S. Other laws such as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Clean Diesel regulations, California Air Resource Board emissions restrictions, and increased fuel efficiency standards also aim to reduce emissions from trucking.
Increasingly stringent regulations and rising diesel costs are fueling the market for idle reduction technologies. Conventional idle reduction technologies vary considerably in terms of cost, effectiveness, and reliability. Innovative solar powered idle reduction systems are emerging as a cleaner and more cost effective alternative.
Join the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) and eNow Energy Solutions for Transportation, to explore the regulatory and market forces behind the demand for idle reduction technologies, and review the range of solar powered alternatives. This webinar will also highlight local examples of communities faced with the challenge of meeting idle reduction standards.
Date(s) - March 25, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm