Meeting topic: reduce idling with trailer power units

The prospect of installing auxiliary power units on tractor trailers to reduce prolonged idling was one of the topics discussed at an August meeting of state and local government officials and representatives from industry, according to information from the Environmental Protection Agency.

“State and local air agencies will need to utilize emission reduction projects like diesel retrofits to help meet air quality standards for fine particulate matter by 2010,” said Judith Katz, director of the Air Protection Division of EPA’s mid-Atlantic region.

The meeting, held August 21-22 in Philadelphia, was a workshop sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Diesel Collaborative to provide training on how to calculate emission reduction benefits from specific diesel reduction efforts. The area covered by the group includes Delaware, Maryland, Virginia Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

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