ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has updated the listing of state and local idling regulations found on its website, www.atri-online.org. The updated listing is provided in two forms, a cab card which can be downloaded and carried in the glove box of a truck and the online compendium which provides links to each regulation.
Two newly enacted regulations are highlighted as well as an upcoming change to an existing law. These updates include:
- The State of Oregon's 5-minute idling limit took effect on January 1, 2012. An exemption for air conditioning or heating during a rest or sleep period when the outside temperature is less than 50 degrees or greater then 75 degrees is provided. Violations can result in fines of up to $180.
- Salt Lake City enacted a 2-minute limit with a number of exemptions including idling to power auxiliary equipment other than heaters or air conditioners. First-time offenders will be issued a warning.
- West Virginia's exemption from the state's 15-minute limit for air conditioning or heating during a rest or sleep period is set to expire on May 1, 2012.
ATRI continues to monitor the development of idling regulations across the country and maintains the compendium and cab card as a free service to help trucking companies and truck drivers comply with the myriad of state and local idling regulations.
ATRI is the trucking industry's 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation's essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.