Sept. 6, 2002, Dallas, TX - The Diesel Idling Reduction Association
was created at a meeting at the Great American Trucking Show. This
trade association will promote the reduction of idling by working
with industry and government to encourage the adoption of incentives
that will support the use of idling-reduction devices. It plans
to educate truck fleets and operators about the benefits to be gained
by reducing idling.
The group elected an interim slate of officers who will prepare
for a planned industry launch at the 2003 Mid-America Trucking Show
in Louisville, KY. Rex Greer, Pony Pack, was elected president,
Eric Jessiman representing Espar is vice president, and Tom Kelley,
noted industry journalist, is secretary/treasurer.
The group appointed Land Line Technical Editor Paul Abelson to
be interim managing director.