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Idle-Reduction Solutions

Executive Summary

Focusing specifically on sleeper tractors pulling trailers, this report finds that each year fleets in the United States use around 3 billion gallons of diesel (approximately 8% of total fuel burned) while idling, and more importantly that two-thirds of that idling time could have been reasonably avoided using currently available technologies – meaning that 2 billion gallons of diesel were unnecessarily burned in the last year alone, costing the industry approximately $8 billion in fuel and generating over 20.3 million tonnes (Mt) of CO2 emissions.

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