Diesel engines left idling while the trucker naps in the sleeper or while the bus driver waits before continuing on the route wastes fuel, adds to air pollution, increases engine wear and can cause operating problems. Diesel engines are kept running for a variety of reasons — to keep batteries charged, maintain cabin comfort or to save wear-and-tear on starters. Many operators still believe it's better to idle older diesel engines rather than shut them down only to restart them again. ...

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