Strategy #2: Anti-Idling Requirements and Training
Reduced idling decreases fuel consumption and the associated costs and GHG emissions. Adoption of an anti-idling policy through employee training or monitoring is an effective method to reduce emissions.
Education and incentives play an important role in changing behavior by informing the driver or operator about the adverse impacts of unnecessary idling on emissions, fuel consumption, engine wear, and potential health risks, as well as by encouraging desired behaviors. Companies may institute an idle reduction policy that includes training for their drivers on vehicle operation procedures to improve efficiency.
Computer programs may be used to monitor the amount of time that vehicles spend idling.