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Trucks May Have to Limit Idling Time Under Law

Posted on the 08 June 2012 by Easytracgps @EasyTracGPS

The Senate approves a House bill aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions

SALEM — The Oregon Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would restrict how long trucks and other commercial vehicles can be left idling, so as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Under House Bill 2081, which the Senate passed by a 27-3 vote, trucks could only be left idling for a maximum of five minutes during a one-hour period. Violators would face a $180 fine.

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Truck drivers would also be allowed to idle for longer if outside temperatures dictate the need for their air conditioning or heating systems to be on.

“This is good legislation,” said Sen. Bruce Starr, R-Hillsboro, who carried the bill to the floor. “It creates a one-size-fits-all enforcement across the state, (and) it will save the trucking industry money.”

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Trucks may have to limit idling time under law

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