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While burning fuel is necessary to move goods, some of that fuel is wasted due to inefficient practices such as excessive idling. Increasing your company’s fuel efficiency reduces petroleum consumption, fuel costs, engine wear and maintenance costs, diesel emissions, and noise.
There are many alternatives to idling that range from no-cost options to options costing several thousand dollars. Much depends on the extent of the idling problem and the ability to convince the truck operator to adopt the alternative(s).
In order to assist freight carriers and manufacturers, distributors, and retailers located in Indiana reduce or eliminate unnecessary heavy-duty diesel truck idling, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has developed the Voluntary Idling Program (VIP) for Cleaner Air.
After your company has signed up to become a VIP partner you will receive additional information that will help your drivers stop their idling habits.
The following pages provide additional information about the Voluntary Idling Program:
In Central Indiana, another great resource for learning how to reduce idling is the Central Indiana Clean Air Partnership (CICAP).