No 'Fire inside': Motor City bans idling for diesel trucks

By Charlie Morasch, Land Line staff writer | Friday, March 12, 2010

Detroit may be known for Bob Seger, the Big Three automakers, and a $300 million city budget shortfall, but its leaders want truckers to know one thing first: Idling beyond five minutes is prohibited.

This week, the Detroit City Council approved an ordinance limiting idling to five minutes during any one-hour period.

The ordinance exempts commercial truck drivers who are stuck in traffic.

The ordinance was sponsored by Councilman Ken Cockrel Jr.

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