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:

In Central Indiana, another great resource for learning how to reduce idling is the Central Indiana Clean Air Partnership (CICAP).