Fact #917: March 21, 2016 Work Truck Daily Idle Time by Industry

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Results of the 2015 Work Truck Electrification and Idle Management Study showed the daily idle time for work truck fleets. Daily idle times by industry show that the truck fleets in the utility/telecommunications industry had the longest idle times. Thirty-nine percent of respondents indicated that their fleets idled three to four hours per day while another 14% of fleets idled more than 4 hours per day. More than half of all fleets, regardless of the industry, exceeded one hour of idling per day. A weighted average across the industries indicates that only 34% of respondents’ fleets idled less than one hour per day.

Daily Idle Time by Industry, 2015

Daily idle time by industry in 2015. Industries are construction, delivery/cartage, government/municipal, utility/telecom, and other.

Note: The 2015 Work Truck Electrification and Idle Management Study was conducted by the National Truck Equipment Association. The study involved fleets operating throughout the United States ranging in size from less than 10 vehicles to fleets with more than 5,000 vehicles.

Fact #917 Dataset

Supporting Information

Daily Idle Time by Industry, 2015
Daily Idle TimePercent of Respondents
ConstructionDelivery/
Cartage
Government/
Municipal
Utility/TelecomWeighted AverageOther
<1 hour30%38%41%11%49%34%
1-2 hours40%33%35%36%20%33%
3-4 hours20%19%22%39%20%25%
>4 hours10%10%2%14%11%8%
Share of Survey Respondents in Each Industry
 9%10%39%25%17% 

Source:
National Truck Equipment Association, "2015 Work Truck Electrification and Idle Management Study: Study Exploring advanced vehicle technologies," Page 14.

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