The American Transportation Research Institute has published an update to its free compendium of state and local idling regulations.
 
 - Photo: Jim Park

The American Transportation Research Institute has published an update to its free compendium of state and local idling regulations.
 

Photo: Jim Park

The American Transportation Research Institute has published an update to the list of state and local idling regulations on its website.

The list is offered as part of an online compendium with detailed information and hyperlinks to each of the 65 state and local regulations that have been identified. ATRI also offers the list as a cab card with a consolidated listing of regulations that can be downloaded and carried in the glove box of a truck.

ATRI continues to monitor the development of idling regulations across the country and provides the compendium and cab card as a free service to help trucking companies and truck drivers comply with the myriad of state and local idling regulations.

Newly enacted idling regulations that are part of the update include:

  • Madison, Wisconsin, has a 5-minute idling limit with limited exemptions, one of which is if the temperature is less than 20ºF or more than 90ºF. Fines can range from $25 to $200.
  • Sandy City, Utah, has a 1-minute idling limit with limited exemptions. Violators will be given up to three warnings before a citation not exceeding $750 can be issued.

Other regulations now listed in the compendium include Newark, Delaware; Ithaca, New York; Logan, Utah; and Summit County, Utah.

“Even though enforcement tends to vary among jurisdictions, with areas such as California and New York City being more active, the regulations highlight communities that are concerned about emissions from idling vehicles,” said Mike Tunnell, ATRI’s director of environmental research. “We urge trucking companies to be aware of these regulations not only to comply and avoid fines but to be good neighbors in the communities in which they operate.”

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