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DEP to Consider Truck Idling Limits for State: Patriot News

May 6, 2007: The Patriot News

Agency to Consider Truck Idling Limits for State (Archive Fee Required)

by Charles Thompson


Air-quality experts at the state Department of Environmental Protection are recommending a statewide rule that would limit idling by trucks and the diesel exhaust they generate. The proposed rule would attack the common trucking industry practice in which drivers keep their trucks running during mandatory 10-hour rest stops to heat or air condition their cabs and to power television, Internet access and other comforts.


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