Voluntary Idling Program
IDEM’s Voluntary Idling Program (VIP) is currently being restructured.
No VIP Challenge Pledge forms are being accepted at this time.
While burning fuel is necessary to move goods, some of that fuel is wasted due to inefficient practices such as excessive idling. Increasing your company’s fuel efficiency reduces petroleum consumption, fuel costs, engine wear and maintenance costs, diesel emissions, and noise.
There are many alternatives to idling that range from no-cost options to options costing several thousand dollars. Much depends on the extent of the idling problem and the ability to convince the truck operator to adopt the alternative(s).
IDEM can assist freight carriers and manufacturers, distributors, and retailers located in Indiana to reduce or eliminate unnecessary heavy-duty diesel truck idling,
The following pages provide additional information about Idling:
- Freight Carriers:
- Information for truck drivers, owner-operators, and fleet managers.
- Manufacturers, Distributors and Retailers:
- Information for manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and shipping receivers.
- Frequently Asked Questions:
- Answers to common questions regarding vehicle idling and the VIP program.
- Diesel Idling Facts and Myths:
- The facts about diesel engines and idling.
- Idling Reduction Resources:
- Technologies and grants.
- SmartWay Technology Savings Package Calculator:
- The calculator is designed to help truck owners compare the costs and estimate the fuel savings associated with various efficiency technologies.
In Central Indiana, another great resource for learning how to reduce idling is the Central Indiana Clean Air Partnership (CICAP).