Idle reduction describes technologies and practices that reduce the amount of time drivers idle their engines unnecessarily. Reducing idling time has many benefits including reductions in fuel costs, engine wear, emissions, and noise.
Idle Reduction Technologies such as auxiliary power units and automatic engine start-stop controls can also help fleets reduce unnecessary idling and reduce fuel costs.
What Can YOU Do About Idling?
YOU CAN BE AWARE
In 2016, New Orleans Public Belt Railroad's switcher locomotive idle-reduction system saved over 538,994 gallons of gasoline equivalent (GGE) and offset 6,683 tons of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).
US Dept. of Energy’s National Idling Reduction Network News: energy.gov/eere/vehicles/vehicle-technologies-office-national-idling-reduction-network-news