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School Districts Getting Involved in Idle Reduction
Posted on 03/04/2013 by Chelsea Holmes | 0 Comments
Clean School Bus’s National Idle Reduction Campaign is designed to promote a healthier environment for children, bus drivers and communities. Excessive idling not only spreads harmful pollution throughout the environment, but it wastes fuel and leads to engine wear. By taking part in the National Idle Reduction Campaign, school districts, transportation managers, bus drivers, teachers, parents and students are provided with materials to help them learn more about air quality and diesel emissions. The campaign also offers tips to get schools and school districts involved in idle reduction, which are:
- Train bus drivers to understand and follow the idle reduction policy.
- Provide a comfortable space inside where bus drivers can wait.
- Spot-check loading and unloading areas, delivery areas and bus depots for compliance with the idling guidelines.
- Consider idle reduction technologies to help with cabin comfort, extreme weather and equipment operation.
- Follow idling laws and guidelines in your state or community.
In addition to the helpful tips listed above, school districts can also implement GPS fleet tracking technology to help monitor and reduce excessive school bus idling. With a fleet tracking solution, transportation managers can see which drivers are idling and how long they have been idling for. Not only that, but when drivers exceed the user-defined idle limit, transportation managers can receive instant notification, allowing them to hold those drivers accountable for their actions.