Trucking Firms Pledge Crackdown on Idling: Sentinel News

June 28th, 2006: The Sentinel News

Firms Pledge Crackdown on Idling

By Linda Franz

Excerpt: Representatives from about a dozen Carlisle area truck companies and warehousing and distribution firms Tuesday signed an anti-idling resolution aimed at reducing diesel exhaust pollution.

“I think the No. 1 thing we can do is educate our drivers,” said Jesse Keen, vice president of Keen Transportation, Middlesex Township, and cosponsor of the meeting along with the Clean Air Board of Central Pennsylvania. “Fuel is money. When you’re out of the truck, shut it down.”

The voluntary pledge calls on participants to:

• provide anti-idling training to drivers and monitor their compliance.

• post “no unauthorized idling” signs at its facilities.

• inform independent drivers and contracted delivery companies who enter their facilities of their policy.

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