MILWAUKEE - The Department of Administrationís State
Energy Office has awarded nearly $1 million to 53
Wisconsin motor carriers to help fund diesel truck
idling reduction technologies.
Pewaukee-based Fairway Transit Inc. was awarded $10,400.
participate in the Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant
Program, the trucking company must be headquartered in
State Energy Office provides grants annually to
reimburse freight motor carriers up to 50 percent of
their cost to purchase and install idling reduction
units on their truck-tractor sleeper cab vehicles
purchased after 1999. Typical idling reduction devices
include auxiliary power units, battery-powered units,
diesel-fired heaters, and energy recovery systems which
reduce pollutants, including nitrogen oxide and
Since the programís inception in 2007, the State Energy
Office has funded the purchase of 2,418 idling reduction
units, which it says eliminates the combustion of nearly
22 million gallons of diesel fuel.