Improving truck efficiency and reducing idling

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Abstract/Description: "In 2009 the 75th Oregon Legislative Assembly enacted House Bill 2186, directing the Department of Environmental Quality to conduct a study of potential requirements regarding the maintenance or retrofitting of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in order to reduce aerodynamic drag and greenhouse gas emissions from those trucks. As part of the study, the department was also directed to study potential restrictions on engine use by parked commercial vehicles, including but not limited to medium- and heavy-duty trucks. These particular issues were among those identified earlier as recommended strategies to address climate change by the Governor's Task Force on Global Warming in 2006. Specifically the Task Force recommended that the state set and meet goals for reduced truck idling at truck and safety stops, and set and meet goals for freight (truck/rail) transportation efficiency; achieve this through equipment coordination and land use"--Preliminary page.
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Trucks -- Motors -- Exhaust gas -- Oregon
Truck driving -- Environmental aspects -- Oregon
Air -- Pollution -- Oregon -- Prevention
Date Issued: October 1, 2010