Change coming for California’s idling limit

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A change to California’s statewide five-minute idling limit will take effect Jan. 1, 2008, that will eliminate the state’s current exception for sleeping or resting in a sleeper berth. Once the change takes effect, alternatives to main engine idling will be needed to supply cab heating, air conditioning and power beyond the five-minute limit.

The American Trucking Associations has been asked by the California Air Resources Board to help gauge the preparedness of trucking companies for complying with this change by completing a brief survey at