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Welcome to the Idling-Reduction Workshop

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  1. Welcome to the Idling-Reduction Workshop

  2. Small Business Environmental Assistance Program • Provides air-focused technical assistance to Kansas small- and medium-sized businesses • Environmental regulatory compliance • Emissions reduction and pollution prevention • Permitting and reporting requirements • Similar program in every state

  3. Small Business Environmental Assistance Program • SBEAP services are provided via • Environmental hotline (800-578-8898) • On-site visits • Targeted regulatory or industry-specific workshops • Publications (hard copy or electronic) • Newsletters: AIRlines, EnviroLines • Fact sheets, manuals • E-tips • Web-based resources and training •

  4. Questions or Comments? Environmental Hotline 800-578-8898 Or e-mail

  5. What is Idle Reduction? • "Idle reduction" is typically used to describe technologies and practices that reduce the amount of time heavy-duty trucks idle their engines. • Reducing idle time saves fuel, engine wear, and money. In addition, it reduces emissions and noise.

  6. Why Idle? • Truckers idle their engines while they rest to provide heating, cooling, electrical power, and to keep the engine warm and the battery charged. • Service Providers idle their engines at stops to keep interiors cool in hot weather and heated during winter.

  7. Primary Idle Reduction Technologies • Auxiliary Power Units are small diesel-powered engines that are installed in the truck. Depending on the model selected, auxiliary power units can provide heat only or heat, air conditioning, and electric power. • Truck Stop Electrification involves modifying the truck stop parking space to provide electric power, heat, and air conditioning.

  8. Idle Reduction Benefits Reduces: • Petroleum Consumption and Fuel Costs • Engine Wear and Maintenance Costs • Diesel Emissions • Noise

  9. Petroleum Consumptionand Fuel Costs • Approximately 460,000 long-haul trucks currently operating in the United States Idle reduction technologies could reduce diesel fuel use by 838 million gallons per year. • Wasted diesel fuel translates to $1.4 billion that could be saved by drivers using idle reduction technologies (Argonne National Lab )

  10. Engine WearMaintenance Costs • Trucks idle, estimated at about 6 hours per day. • Drivers can significantly reduce engine wear and the associated maintenance costs. • Routine maintenance can be performed less often and trucks can travel farther before needing an engine overhaul.

  11. Diesel Emissions Idle reduction technologies used by the approximately 460,000 heavy-duty trucks operating on diesel fuel can reduce emissions* of: • NOx by 140,000 tons • CO by 2,400 tons • CO2 by 140,000 tons *per year

  12. Noise • Heavy-duty trucks may produce noise ranging from approximately 60 decibels to approximately 90 decibels. • Federal Highway Administration has set noise levels for trucks traveling along interstate highways at 85 decibels. • States and cities may set lower standards for specific areas, and even lower limits at night when trucks typically idle. New Jersey, for example, set a level of 65 decibels for private facilities, including truck terminals, during the day and 50 decibels at night.

  13. State Regulations • May 2004, 18 states and local governments, had some form of idling regulations. • Updated August 2006, 31 states and local governments, had some form of idling regulations The trend is growing.

  14. Idle Free

  15. Idling Gets You Nowhere! Did you know that – • Idling gives you zero miles per gallon. • Gasoline engines consume between two and a half and four liters of fuel per hour while idling. • Diesel engines use from one to four liters per hour, depending on the size of the engine, the idle speed, accessory loads and power take-offs.

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  17. For Our Health... • The average American breathes 3,400 gallons of air a day. • Children breathe 50% more air per pound than adults. • A single vehicle dropping off and picking up kids at one school puts three pounds of pollution into the air per month.

  18. HEALTH EFFECTS: • Children’s asthma symptoms increase as a result of car exhaust. • Asthma is the most common chronic illness in children and the cause of most school absences. • Asthma is the 3rd leading cause of hospitalization among children under 15 years.

  19. Driver Health Exhaust emits pollutants into your vehicle as well as the atmosphere.

  20. The Smallest Pollutants Can • Cause lung damage • Aggravate respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis • Increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks • Lead to cancer contribute to premature death