As part of its ongoing effort to educate truckers about the
benefits of idling reduction, Argonne National Laboratory has prepared a
worksheet to enable truck owners to estimate their savings and payback when
using idling reduction equipment.
Argonne, a Department of Energy lab managed by the
University of Chicago, would like potential users to try it and make any
suggestions about how to make the worksheet easier to use and more meaningful
to truck operators.
worksheet is valid for onboard equipment ranging from generators and auxiliary
power units to fuel-fired heaters and battery-powered air conditioners, and is
also applicable for those using truck stop electrification. It allows owners to
compare savings from alternative devices.
worksheet can be found at www.transportation.anl.gov/pdfs/EE/361.pdf.
Send comments about the worksheet to Linda Gaines at Argonne Laboratory in Argonne, IL. You can e-mail her at: email@example.com.
senior systems analyst with the Center for Transportation Research, Energy
Systems Division. She is the lead analyst for
U.S. Department of Energy’s heavy vehicle idling studies and is working with Land Line Senior Technical Editor Paul
Abelson to develop ways to promote money-saving idling reduction techniques to
owner-operators and fleets.