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Truck Fleets Invest in Idle Reduction Technology

February 21, 2006

TAMPA – The trucking industry has already spent $8.8 million in idle-reduction technologies and plan to spend at least $56 million more to further deploy such systems over the next five years, according to the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). A recent report titled, “Idle Reduction Technology Fleet Preferences Survey,” previews data on more than 55,000 trucks. It details several idling-related topics, including current and future planned use idle reduction systems. According to the report, the technologies that companies have already spent money on include direct-fired heaters, auxiliary power units and generator sets, and battery-powered air conditioners.
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