Senate bill would restrict most truckers who stop in the state from idling
their rigs for more than five minutes. Violators could be fined $150.
In an effort
to reduce diesel emissions, SB823, sponsored by Sen. Ginny Burdick, D-Portland,
would cut idling time to five minutes for vehicles weighing more than 8,500
pounds. In addition, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality would
be required to test heavy-duty diesel vehicles.
diesel vehicle shall be tested for emissions if the vehicle is observed
producing visible emissions or if the age of the vehicle indicates that
it is likely to produce emissions that would exceed the standards adopted,” Burdick
exempt from the idling restriction reefers and trucks with “auxiliary equipment
that requires the engine to idle to provide power to the equipment.”
has been referred to the Senate Transportation and Economic Development