FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mike Tunnell
February 1, 2017
Arlington, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) continues to update and maintain a listing of state and local idling regulations on its website by clicking here. The listing is provided in two forms, an online compendium which provides detailed information and Internet links to each of the 60 state and local regulations which have been identified; and a cab card which provides a consolidated listing of the state and local limits. The cab card is designed to be downloaded and carried in the glove box of a truck.
The latest update includes two newly enacted regulations.
- San Antonio joins the growing number of Texas cities and counties that have implemented a 5 minute idling limit. Exemptions include Hours-of-Service compliance beyond two miles of facilities with available external heat or air connections and trucks with Certified Clean Idle engines. The new limit went into effect on January 1, 2017 with fines up to $500.
- Ann Arbor, Michigan will implement a new 5 minute limit beginning on July 1, 2017. Exemptions will be provided for rest or sleep breaks beyond 25 miles of available truck stop electrification or shore power or when temperatures are less than 32° F or greater than 85° F and a temperature-controlled area is not accessible. Violations may result in a minimum fine of $500.
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.
ATRI is the trucking industry’s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation’s essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.