While your commercial truck is idle you cannot idle, at least not for very long. Unfortunately, this is no longer an idle trend as many municipalities across the country are enacting such laws.


As of September 1, 2009, certain cities and counties in Texas are no longer allowing drivers to idle their trucks while using a sleeper berth to comply with government-mandated rest periods. A number of Texas cities and counties have agreed to enforcement of a State regulation which limits idling to 5-minutes from April through October while providing some operational exemptions. Local enforcement agreements have been established in the following areas:

Cities: Arlington, Austin, Bastrop, Benbrook, Celina, Cedar Hill, Colleyville, Dallas, Elgin, Euless, Georgetown, Hurst, Hutto, Keene, Lake Worth, Lancaster, Little Elm, Lockhart, Luling, Mabank, McKinney, Mesquite, North Richland Hills, Pecan Hill, Round Rock, Rowlett, San Marcos, University Park, Westlake

Counties: Bastrop, Caldwell, Collin, Hays, Kaufman, Tarrant, Travis, Williamson

Some twenty five states have already put fines in place, ranging from $50 to $1000 for idling for periods as short as 3 minutes. For a complete list visit http://www.atri-online.org.

Source: American Transportation Research Institute ATRI.

Down the Road – Mike


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