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EPA Seeks Comment on Proposed Truck Stop Idling Rules

Release Date: 08/12/2004
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John Millett, 202-564-7842 /

(08/12/04) EPA is seeking public comment on the development of uniform national standards for truck stop electrification infrastructure to eliminate long-duration truck idling. When trucks idle for long periods – typically to run the heat, air conditioning or other accessories while drivers rest – they waste fuel and emit harmful pollutants. A nationally consistent set of codes and standards for electric hook-ups will encourage truck-stop electrification and prevent the need to idle during rest stops. EPA developed a set of proposed codes and electrical standards in consultation with a range of interested parties. The Federal Register notice was published on July 8, and the comment deadline is Oct. 9. The truck-stop electrification initiative is part of EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership. For more information on both please visit: