Energy Office Awards $1 Million to Wisconsin Trucking Companies

The Wisconsin State Energy Office awarded nearly $1 million to 53 trucking companies to fund diesel truck idling reduction technologies.

Truck idling reduction technology provides power to heat, cool, or provide electricity to the truck as an alternative to the main engine, thereby saving fuel and reducing diesel fuel pollutants. Grants provide reimbursements for up to 50 percent of the cost to purchase and install idling technologies. Since 2007, the State Energy Office has funded 2,418 units, which have saved 22 million gallons of diesel fuel.