At $4 a gallon, letting a piece of equipment idle for an hour is just like burning a $10 bill.
Our experience shows for instance that idle time on excavators is lower than that average, while loaders and haul trucks are higher than average as they legitimately have to "wait" in their normal daily operation.
By some estimates, a typical truck driver may idle an average of six to eight hours a day.
The new regulation states that trucks cannot idle for longer than five minutes (with some exceptions) unless a vehicle is equipped with a verified auxiliary power unit (APU) or has an engine that meets the N[O.
A recent study suggests that in the peak of winter, Canadians voluntarily idle their vehicles for a combined total of more than 75 million minutes a day--equivalent to one vehicle idling for 144 years.
There are many reasons why people will tell you they should idle their vehicles' engines.
EPA data have shown that a long-haul truck at idle for 1 hour burns approximately 3.
State agencies, such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority--a pioneer in the field of idle reduction--and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, also have funded numerous projects.
During a normal operating year, the foundry has 4000 hours of sand process time and 4760 hours of idle
The bill proposes a tax credit for the purchase of idle
reduction equipment outfitted in commercial diesel trucks.
In addition, vehicle maintenance can be tracked through usage hours, idle
time, trip details and vehicle history report.
AdSavers are animated screensaver ads that are activated on a PC screen when it is in idle