In an effort to help truck drivers avoid hefty fines, the ATRI (American Transportation Research Institute) released an updated list of state and local idling regulations.
Two important call-outs of the regulations include:
Madison, Wisconsin—Five-minute idling limit with limited exemptions, one of which is if the temperature is less than 20 degrees F or more than 90 degrees F. Violation fines range from $25 to $200.
Sand City, Utah—One-minute idling limit with limited exemptions. Violators will be given up to three warnings before a citation not exceeding $750 can be issued.
ATRI’s Director of Environmental Research, Mike Tunnell, said, “We urge trucking companies to be aware of these regulations not only to comply and avoid fines but to be good neighbours in the communities in which they operate.”
ARTI publishes a compendium of current idling regulations by state, which is provided for free in two different PDF formats — the original compendium listing and a foldable cab card for quick reference. ARTI updates the compendium regularly.