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Engine idling is when you are running your engine while remaining stationary.
The department of transporation manages the fleet for the entire county, including sheriff's vehicles, which are most likely to be idling and most likely to benefit.
"If you are not using many of these solutions, you could be idling in the 40 percent to 50 percent range in over-the-road tractors pretty regularly," Roeth said.
Besides the risk of losing your car there are many other reasons why idling cannot be justified.
By replacing aging diesel buses and limiting idling time, school districts throughout the state have an opportunity to create safer learning and work environments for their students, drivers, and school personnel.
Idling means the engine of a parked vehicle is running.
Nottingham's proposals to limit idling come as part of a larger air quality consultation, which also includes projects to retrofit clean exhaust technology on buses, replace heavy vehicles such as bin lorries with electric equivalents and bring in cleaner, more efficient taxis.
Customers who are charged idling fee will be notified through alerts, and will be billed whenever they next visit a service center.
Idling actually increases overall engine wear by causing the car to operate for longer than necessary compared to frequent starts.
"No Idling" is an intervention program of the Alabama Asthma Program (AAP) and the Alabama Asthma Coalition (AAC).
A check with several national insurers shows that cars stolen while idling will still be covered by insurers for theft, although authorities recommend against leaving a car running without anyone in it, because the driver may be violating some local ordinances that could result in a ticket or fine, or in some cities even imprisonment.
Oxford Resource Partners was the second company behind Alpha with impacted production of 137,232 tons due to idling in the first half of 2014.