Development of Idle Reduction and Fuel-Efficient Driving Programs

Archived: 12/01/2012

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB) and the Department of Transportation must develop a Truck Idling Program for the state's fleet of motor vehicles, buses, and heavy-duty equipment. Additionally, the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment and the DTMB must develop an Eco-Driver Program for all employees using state vehicles. This program will provide education and training materials designed to maximize vehicle fuel economy by educating drivers on how driving patterns, vehicle technologies, and vehicle maintenance impact fuel economy. The Eco-Driver Program will serve as a model for the future development of an Eco-Driver Program targeted towards the general public. (Reference Executive Directive 2009-4)