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That is why heavy-duty fleets are encouraged to eliminate unnecessary idling. Idle Reduction Materials have been developed by Mecklenburg County Air Quality (MCAQ) to assist companies in creating an idle reduction plan and to encourage their vehicle operators to comply with company anti-idling practices. The resources below are aimed at reducing unnecessary idling by heavy-duty vehicles.
Click to download these idle reduction materials:
If you have any questions regarding idle reduction or if you would like to request free 12" x 18" metal “Turn Off Your Engine” signs, please call 704-336-5430.
For additional facts and frequently asked questions about idling, please visit the NC Division of Air Quality's
Idle Reduction website or the Department of Energy's
RESPOND to an idling heavy-duty vehicle letter.
To REPORT excessive idling of heavy-duty vehicles (more than five consecutive minutes in one hour)in Mecklenburg County, complete the Unnecessary Idling Complaint form or call 311. License plates on most vehicles are typically in the rear of the vehicle with company information and US DOT Number on the side.
MCAQ will contact the owner of the vehicle and provide them with information and assistance to help improve their idling practices.
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