At some point in the not-to-distant future (starting in less than four years), the idling generators on refrigerated trailers will be severely restricted. First, by the state of California who has proposed a phased in approach to curb the stationary idling and its associated noise and emissions. Within the next decade, reefers will transition to alternative technology including hybrid electric.
The discussion in CA currently suggests gradually reducing the stationary idling time through phases:
- Phase I: 24 hours stationary idling maximum, effective January 1, 2020
- Phase II: One hour stationary idling maximum, effective January 1, 2022
- Phase III: Five minutes stationary idling maximum, effective January 1, 2025
Shorepower’s turnkey infrastructure for reefers is now helping warehouses and distribution centers save 40% to 70% on diesel fuel and comply with these new laws. Plus we have options for drive away prevention.