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Heavy Duty Idle Reduction

Unnecessary idling wastes fuel, costs money, and pollutes the air! That is why heavy-duty fleets are encouraged to eliminate unnecessary idling. North Carolina's idle-reduction rule is aimed at reducing unnecessary idling by heavy-duty vehicles. More details about the idle rule, 15A NCAC 02D .1010, and exemptions can be found here.

Unnecessary Idling Complaint Form -
To report potential violations (more than five consecutive minutes in one hour) of the heavy-duty idle-reduction rule in Mecklenburg County, see the Unnecessary Idling Complaint form below or call 311.

Materials have been developed to assist you in creating an idle reduction policy and encourage heavy-duty vehicle operators compliance with company anti idling policy.

Idle Reduction Resource Materials -  Click below to download these idle reduction materials:
• Idle Reduction Tool-kit (PDF)

• Model Idle Reduction Policy (Doc)

• Management information page (PDF)
• Driver/operator information card (PDF)

• Don't Idle Air freshener (JPG

If you have any questions regarding idle reduction or if you would like to request any of these materials, including free 12" x 18" metal “Turn Off Your Engine” signs, please call 704-336-5430.

More information about idle reduction in North Carolina can be found at

License plates on most vehicles are typically in the rear of the vehicle with company information and US DOT Number on the side. The exception is with long haul trucks as shown below.


Unnecessary Idling Complaint Form

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