Retrofit timer device cuts down idling

Transportation Safety Technologies (TST) has introduced its Idle Guard 200, which it calls a “solid state, reliable timer that automatically prevents unnecessary engine idling in fleet and delivery vehicles

Transportation Safety Technologies (TST) has introduced its Idle Guard 200, which it calls a “solid state, reliable timer that automatically prevents unnecessary engine idling in fleet and delivery vehicles.” The device, usable with diesel or gas engines and manual or automatic transmissions, is “triggered” either by a positive or negative signal from the park brake on a manual transmission or the park/neutral switch on an automatic transmission.

The Idle Guard 200 is offered in three models providing engine shut off after 3, 5 or 15 minutes of idling-- either via fuel shutoff for a diesel, or by turning the ignition off for a gas engine.

“Several states, counties and cities have implemented anti-idling regulations to address issues ranging from environmental concerns to economic costs that are associated with vehicle emissions, and fines could be levied against users in certain states,” said Fred Merritt, CEO of TST. “Installing the Idle Guard 200 in fleet and delivery vehicles not only helps operators save fuel, but also allows them to save money on potential fines by remaining compliant with anti-idle regulations in their respective state.”

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