Engine Off North Texas
Engine Off North Texas (EONT) is a regional initiative dedicated to reducing the impacts associated with the unnecessary idling of vehicles. Efforts are focused on expanding the adoption of anti-idling ordinances, implementing policies for fleets, providing idle reduction technology options, and promoting various idle reduction strategies across the region.
Be more informed about idling from our collection of studies, factsheets, and other resources ,as well as learn how you can reduce unnecessary idling and make better choices. Currently, the majority of nitrogen oxide on- road mobile source emissions are from heavy- duty vehicles.
Truck Idling Electrified Parking Space (EPS) Per Vehicle Idling EPS Use Hours/Day 10 10 Days/Month 25 25 Hours/Month 250 250 Gallons/Hour .8 0 Gallons/Month 200 0 Fuel Cost/Gallon* $4.31 n/a Usage Cost/Hour** n/a $2.37** Total Cost/Month $862.00 $592.50
*Average weekly retail diesel price for gulf coast region as of 6/9/2022
**Typical cost per hour of use at local DFW electrified parking space provider
Source: North Central Texas Council of Government
Total Savings $1.08/Hour $10.78/Day $269.50/Month $3,234/Year
Heavy-duty diesel trucks contribute to 48% of on-road mobile source ozone causing emissions in the North Central Texas region. Reducing unnecessary idling can help decrease these emissions and provide better air quality for everyone. NCTCOG wants to help the trucking industry and heavy-duty diesel drivers do their part in improving the environment by providing:
Local governments play a major part in improving air quality for the north central Texas region by adopting and enforcing ordinances and implementing policies that encourage heavy-duty diesel vehicle idle reduction. NCTCOG has developed several resources available to local governments which includes;
- Guidance for Local Governments
- Clean Fleet Policy
- TCEQ Idling Limitations Rule Updates
- Idle Free School Zones