Diesel Idling Reduction Association created

| 9/6/2002

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.