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1 Wayne Michaud of Idle-Free VT Inc. presents IDLE-FREE FOR FLEET$ How you benefit by avoiding unnecessary idling

2 Idle-Free VT Inc. was founded in 2006 to raise awareness of the unnecessary idling of all motor vehicles Partnered in legislation of Vermont’s school bus idling rule Offers Idle-Free VT flyers in DMV office locations around the state Coordinated American Lung Association’s Vermont Idle-Free Fleets Developing Idle-Free for Fleet$ project

3 THE BENEFITS GAINED IN AVOIDING UNNECESSARY IDLING Improves health Saves money by Avoiding needless fuel use Avoiding needless engine wear Saves energy Cuts air pollution Lessens carbon footprint Comply with client rules, and municipal and state laws Projects a better community image

4 WHEN IDLING IS NECESSARY THERE ARE LEGITIMATE REASONS TO IDLE Warming up (5 minute max. unless 0 0 ) For adequate cold weather defrosting Stopped in traffic Operating certain auxiliary equipment High-speed, high-load turbo cool down Heating cabin in very cold weather (but not for cooling in hot weather) Long haul sleeper berth (if idle reduction devices not available) For maintenance, repairing or testing

5 WHEN IDLING CAN BE AVOIDED IN GENERAL, SHUT OFF & RESTART Making a delivery Refrigerated trucks can shut down engine; operate reefer unit Go beyond auto shutdown When not operating auxiliary equipment Utility vehicles: strobe lights run off battery for one half hour or more In hot weather, shut down engine and open windows Off road vehicles can shut down and restart, too

6 MYTHS & REALITIES OF TRUCK & BUS ENGINE IDLING While there are some legitimate reasons trucks and buses need to idle, there are also some misconceptions. Let’s take a look at some MYTHS & REALITIES

7 MYTHS & REALITIES INITIAL STARTING / WARM UP TIME MYTH: Warm up a medium- or heavy-duty engine for 10 minutes or more. REALITY: Most engine manufacturers recommend limiting warm up to three to five minutes before driving.

8 MYTHS & REALITIES SHUTTING OFF & RESTARTING MYTH: Shutting off and restarting an engine causes increased wear. REALITY: There is no additional wear when shutting the truck off/on several times a day. UPS saves millions of dollars annually shutting off and restarting at every delivery point.

9 MYTHS & REALITIES DIESEL FUEL GELLING MYTH: To avoid fuel gelling, diesel engines should not be shut off in cold weather. REALITY: Refiners have virtually resolved the issue of gelling by creating winter blends that better withstand colder temperatures, combined with use of anti-gelling additives.

10 MYTHS & REALITIES FUEL WASTE & ENGINE WEAR MYTH: Letting a medium- or heavy-duty engine idle for the day is best for the engine. REALITY: Letting an engine idle actually does more damage to the engine than starting and stopping.

11 WAYS TO REDUCE IDLING & BE FUEL EFFICIENT Behavioral change Eco-driving techniques Maintenance and repairing Operational efficiencies Idling reduction technologies

12 THE HEALTH IMPACT OF DIESEL EMISSIONS & EXHAUST Diesels engines provide essential services for Vermont and America, but… Diesel engine exhaust emissions impact the air we breathe

13 THE HEALTH IMPACT WHAT’S IN DIESEL EXHAUST EMISSIONS? DIESEL EXHAUST: Contains 40 known toxic chemicals, including: Particulate matter Nitrogen oxides Carbon monoxide Hydrocarbons DIESEL EXHAUST: Potentially causes many health problems, including: Respiratory illness Cardiovascular disease Aggravation of existing asthma Decreased lung function Cancer Premature mortality Lung inflammation Emphysema

14 THE CARBON FOOTPRINT OF TRUCK & BUS ENGINE IDLING CO 2 emissions from a gallon of gasoline = 19.4 pounds/gallon CO 2 emissions from a gallon of diesel = 22.2 pounds/gallon

15 IDLING & THE LAW LAWS PROHIBIT OR RESTRICT IDLING Vermont Unattended Motor Vehicles law Vermont School Bus Idling rule Vermont is the lone Northeastern U.S. state without a 10,000 lbs. idling reduction law/regulation

16 THE ECONOMIC IMPACT WHAT DOES EXTENDED IDLING COST? Medium-Duty Diesel Truck using.5 $4.20/gal. 1 Truck - Daily Idling Time 1 Truck - Daily Fuel Cost 1 Truck - Annual* Fuel Cost 10 Truck Fleet - Annual Fuel Cost 25 Truck Fleet - Annual Fuel Cost 30 min.$1.05$273$2,730$6,825 1 hour$2.10$546$5,460$13,650 2 hours$4.20$1,092$10,092$25,230 *260 days/yr. Source: Estimation of Fuel Use by Idling Commercial Trucks Center for Transportation Research, Argonne National Laboratory, Jan Costs do not include increased maintenance for engine wear caused by extended idling.

17 THE ECONOMIC IMPACT WHAT DOES EXTENDED IDLING COST? Heavy-Duty Diesel Truck using.9 $4.20/gal. *260 days/yr. Source: Estimation of Fuel Use by Idling Commercial Trucks Center for Transportation Research, Argonne National Laboratory, Jan Costs do not include increased maintenance for engine wear caused by extended idling. 1 Truck - Daily Idling Time 1 Truck - Daily Fuel Cost 1 Truck - Annual* Fuel Cost 10 Truck Fleet - Annual Fuel Cost 25 Truck Fleet - Annual Fuel Cost 30 min.$1.89$491$4,910$12,275 1 hour$3.78$983$9,830$24,575 2 hours$7.56$1,966$19,660$49,150

18 Revised 08/01/2011 Bottling Company of Northern New England, Inc.

19 Idle Reduction Strategy

20 CCNNE’s Fleet State of Vermont CCNNE Fleet: 36 cars, vans, and pickup trucks 30 trucks / tractors 28 trailers varying sizes 94 = Total CCNNE VT Fleet CCNNE Fleet (VT, NH, ME, CT, RI, MA, NY) 501 cars, vans, and pickup trucks 262 trucks / tractors 335 trailers varying sizes 1,098 = Total CCNNE Fleet

21 Analysis 2004 to 2010 In 2004, Burlington Coca-Cola’s idle run time was measured at 15%. In 2010, Burlington Coca-Cola’s idle run time was measured at 5% to 2010 results: – 2004 (15% Idle time = 18,012 gallons of diesel) – 2010 (5% Idle time = 4,519 gallons of diesel) – Annual reduction of 13,493 gallons diesel / year – One gallon of diesel emits 22.4 lbs. / gallon of CO 2 – Annual reduction of CO 2 gas 302,243 lbs. / year

22 Saving Fuel: The Benefits of No Idling With more than 100,000 vehicles delivering over 15 million packages and documents worldwide each day, UPS knows first-hand the importance of no-idling measures. More than $12,000,000 saved annually!

23 Business fleets from Vermont or serving Vermont, Vermont State agencies, and Vermont towns have combined for more than 35 idling reduction policies in our Green Mountain state. Come join them and realize the benefits!

24 Thank you. Wayne Michaud Idle-Free For Fleet$


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