As part of its Smartway Transport Program, the Environmental
Protection Agency is awarding up to $5 million in grants toward proposals for
initiatives to demonstrate and deploy commercially available technologies to
reduce engine idling.
The agency said in a news release that it is requesting
proposals for the following kinds of technologies:
that small trucking fleets can use to equip trucks they already own;
that can be packaged by truck engine manufacturers into an easily used
installation kit for aftermarket use; and
designed for use by trucks parked at truck stops, terminals, ports and
The deadline for proposal submissions is June 6. The EPA
said it expects to award the grants by this fall.
For more information, check out the
Web site at www.epa.gov/air/grants/05-09.pdf.
For more information on the Smartway Transport Program, go to www.epa.gov/smartway/.