ATRI updates cab card with new idling regulations

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The American Transportation Research Institute has announced the addition of three new state regulations to the idling regulations compendium and cab card posted on its website, www.atri-online.org. Three states currently developing idling regulations also have been added.

The compendium provides a listing of truck idling limits, exemptions and fines, as well as hyperlinks to more than 40 idling regulations throughout the United States. The cab card, which is one of ATRI’s most popular downloads, provides a quick reference guide to these limits and can be carried in the glove box of a truck.

Recent cab card additions include the following:

  • The State of Florida recently adopted a five-minute idling limit that takes effect Dec. 15. This new limit includes various exemptions, including when sleeping or resting in a sleeper berth.
  • The State of Maine recently adopted a five-minute limit that went into effect July 1. This new limit includes various exemptions, including for sleeper-berth heating or cooling during rest or sleep periods.
  • The State of South Carolina recently adopted a 10-minute limit that went into effect July 1, with warning tickets being issued during the first year. This new limit includes various exemptions, including for sleeper-berth heating or cooling during rest or sleep periods.
  • Idling regulations are being developed in the states of Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
  • ATRI, the trucking industry’s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization, says it continues to monitor the development of idling regulations across the country and maintains the compendium and cab card as a free service to help trucking companies and truck drivers comply with the increasing number of state and local idling regulations.