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Truck Efficiency/Reduced Idling Study Group   Bookmark or Share This Page

DEQ was directed by the 2009 Oregon Legislature to evaluate requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from commercial heavy and medium duty vehicles. DEQ formed a study group to provide input on evaluating potential requirements to reduce aerodynamic drag and unnecessary long duration idling by commercial vehicles, thereby decreasing resultant greenhouse gas emissions.

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Background

The 2009 Oregon Legislature adopted House Bill 2186, which directed DEQ to study potential requirements regarding the maintenance or retrofitting of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in order to reduce aerodynamic drag and otherwise reduce greenhouse gas emissions. DEQ also plans to study potential restrictions on engine use by parked commercial vehicles, including but not limited to medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Advisory Committee Membership

DEQ recruited a diverse group of stakeholders and citizens with the expertise to help DEQ develop the best possible recommendations to enhance truck efficiency and reduce unnecessary long duration idling in commercial vehicles, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Final Report

In 2009 the 75th Oregon Legislative Assembly enacted House Bill 2186, directing DEQ to conduct a study of potential requirements regarding the maintenance or retrofitting of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in order to reduce aerodynamic drag and greenhouse gas emissions from those trucks. As part of the study, DEQ was directed to study potential restrictions on engine use by parked commercial vehicles, including but not limited to medium- and heavy-duty trucks. This final report is intended to fill the legislative directive for DEQ, after consultation with stakeholders, to report to the legislative interim committees on environment and natural resources on recommendations for improvements to truck efficiency and reduced idling by Oct. 1, 2010.

Meetings

Date/Location Materials
July 29, 2010
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
DEQ Headquarters
Room EQC-A, 10th fl.
811 SW 6th Avenue
Portland
Handouts:  
June 29, 2010
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
DEQ Headquarters
Room EQC-A, 10th fl.
811 SW 6th Avenue
Portland

Meeting recordings (mp3)
Handouts:
Presentations
May 19, 2010
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
PSU Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Rm 315
1930 SW 4th Avenue
Portland

Meeting recording (mp3)
Handouts: Presentations
April 27, 2010
1 p.m. to 5 pm.
DEQ, Headquarters
Room EQC-A, 10th fl.
811 SW 6th Avenue
Portland

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Contact Information

For more information about DEQ's efforts to develop recommendations on reducing greenhouse gases from improvements in truck efficiency and reducing unnecessary long duration idling, contact Kevin Downing at 503-229-6549 or email Truck Efficiency.

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