Truck Idling Scoping Study

Truck idling has been identified as a significant source of local air pollution around highway rest areas, major freight terminals, ports, and in freight-intensive areas such as Southern California. Restrictions on idling have been proposed and programs for encouraging deployment of stand-by power systems to reduce truck idling have been developed. While data exist on truck emissions while idling, data on the time trucks spend idling are anecdotal or speculative, and time spent idling could change significantly with recent and expected increases in fuel costs. Robust estimates of the time spent by trucks standing still with the engine running are needed by decision makers who are considering idle-reduction strategies to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The objective of this research is to develop the scope, methods, and cost estimates for obtaining national and regional estimates of the time spent idling by trucks, categorized by type of truck and activity served.</font></div>


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 28

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    National Cooperative Freight Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Rogers, William

  • Performing Organizations:

    Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Incorporated

    8283 Greensboro Drive
    McLean, VA  USA  22102
  • Principal Investigators:

    Brady, Stephen

  • Start Date: 20100630
  • Actual Completion Date: 20111002
  • Source Data: RiP Project 21217

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462189
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 28
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:59PM