New Jersey ready to idle sleeper berth rule

TENTON, N.J. — New Jersey is doing some spring cleaning on its anti-idling regulation and its going to affect truckers traveling in the Garden State.

Beginning in May, drivers of diesel-powered vehicles in New Jersey will no longer be exempt from the Department of Environmental Protection’s anti-idling regulation.

Under the current regulation, diesel-powered vehicles are prohibited from idling for more than three consecutive minutes if the vehicle is stopped. However, an exemption, which allowed drivers to idle while resting or sleeping in a sleeper berth, is set to expire on May 1.

As part of a statewide effort by the department to reduce diesel emissions in New Jersey, the department approved a measure to phase out sleeper berth idling in July 2007.

For more information on this and other New Jersey diesel emissions rules, go to

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