Truck Fleet Idle Reduction Demonstration Project

Location: California I-5 corridor

EPA is providing a $100,000 grant to the Sacramento Municipal Utility Planning District (SMUD), with matching funds of $117,753. This project will install idle reduction technology on a fleet of five John Christner Trucking vehicles that primarily travel the I-5 corridor and will install the necessary infrastructure to use this technology at local terminals and travel plazas. The trucks will be retrofitted with technology that allows them to “plug in” while resting at terminals and travel plazas rather than rely on engine power. This project is expected to reduce annual emissions of nitrogen oxides by 1.58 tons and particulate matter by 47 pounds; reduce fuel consumption annually by 8 percent; and save approximately $4,000 in fuel costs per truck.