Improve air quality in your community

Everyday, well over 100,000 long haul trucks will park and idle their engines for many hours each.  The cost to the trucker and air quality is huge.  Why is this still happening?  There are things you can do limit the practice in your community.

Reduce Truck Idling in Your Community

If you’re interested in improving air quality and reducing noise in your community, read “A Municipal Official’s Guide to Diesel Idling Reduction” to see how towns and counties can develop strategies to reduce engine idling.  This document was produced for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to assist local communities with idle-reduction programs.  the information is applicable elsewhere.

When diesel engines shut down, everyone benefits:shorepower-no-idle-zone-sign-a

  • Truckers, fleets, and shippers – benefit lower fuel and engine maintenance costs
  • The Environment – better air quality, reduced greenhouse gases, reduced soot and diesel particulates
  • People – healthier air
  • The Economy – less dependence on foreign oil

Shorepower solves the problem.

Drivers who live on the road and overnight in their cab can plug-in to Shorepower and stay comfortable in their cabs in any weather. They can use a laptop for business and other conveniences like a microwave or small refrigerator.  It’s a clean and quiet way to reduce idling that saves money!

Shorepower has been recognized by renewable energy organizations, environmental groups, and the U.S. Department of Energy for its network of electrified parking spaces at truck stops nationwide, which enable drivers to reduce idling and save money.

Contact us if you’d like more information about idling and idle-reduction options.

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A majority of states and idle-reduction regulations of some kind.

 Click here for a PDF cab card of these regulations

 

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