ATRI Updates Online Compendium For New Idling Regulations

by Jake Tully - Published: 1/09/2019

Earlier this week, the American Transportation Research Institute reported that it has established the latest update of idling regulations on the state and local level on its website.

Among the newly listed and enacted regulations are Madison, Wisconsin’s 5-minute idling limit outside of exemptions if the temperature is less than 20 degrees or greater than 90 degrees, and Sand City, Utah’s 1-minute idling limit with limited exemptions.

“Even though enforcement tends to vary among jurisdictions, with areas such as California and New York City being more active, the regulations highlight communities that are concerned about emissions from idling vehicles,” said Mike Tunnell, ATRI’s Director of Environmental Research. “We urge trucking companies to be aware of these regulations not only to comply and avoid fines but to be good neighbors in the communities in which they operate.”

According to the ATRI, other newly listed regulations in the compendium include those in multiple cities in Utah, Ithaca, New York, and Newark, Delaware.

The ATRI reports that the listing is provided in two forms, both in an online compendium of regulations as well as a cab card providing consolidated listings that drivers may download and carry in their truck.

The ATRI will reportedly continue to monitor idling regulations across the country and update their online compendium with information as a free resource to drivers and trucking companies aware of emissions regulations.