Nov. 1, idling your truck at Hunts Point Market in the Bronx will
to The Packer newspaper, an agreement was recently signed
by the city, borough and Hunts Point officers that will crack down
on trucks idling around the market.
full-time officers will be hired by the market Nov. 1 to issue summonses
with fines from $250 to $875 for trucks caught idling longer than
the limit, says The Packer. The state regs allow no more
than five minutes of idling, excluding loading and unloading time,
while New York City allows three minutes.
market is the site of the nation’s first anti-idling truckstop electrification
program, a result of a partnership with Hunts Point Cooperative
Market, Sustainable South Bronx, Clean Air Communities Foundation
and Idle Aire Technologies. As part of the program, overhead climate-control
systems and electrical hook-ups have been installed at some parking
bays, allowing drivers at the world's largest wholesale food distribution
center to power their on-board appliances and refrigerated trailers
without running their engines. At present, there are 28 parking
spaces with available hookups.