Shorepower – Plug In and Save

States pursue anti-idling incentives…Shorepower-capable equipment can get a weight exemption.

Land Line Magazine details the latest updates in State Anti-Idling (1)

“States were given the ability in 2005 to allow heavy-duty trucks to exceed the 80,000-pound maximum weight limit to encourage the use of idling-reduction equipment.

“In recent years many states have adopted rules at their statehouses to increase the weight limits for trucks equipped with auxiliary power units up to an additional 400 pounds.

“According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 29 states have laws that authorize the weight allowance for commercial vehicles. There are 15 states where the weight allowance is granted by enforcement policy rather than by state law.”

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