Idling-Reduction Workshop (Kansas City)

Idling-Reduction Workshop


May 15, 2007


12:30 p.m. Registration

12:55 p.m. Welcome — Nancy Larson Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program Introductions----Kay Johnston, Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program

1:00 p.m. Idling-reduction overview—Tom Gross, Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment

Learn about KDHE air quality status, why reducing emissions is so important in the region, and model idling-reduction law and trends.

1:30 p.m. Idling-reduction experiences and best practices—Elisha Sawyer, O and S Trucking;
           Bruce Stockton, Contract Freighter, Inc.

Hear from two leading trucking company employees as they share their stories on fuel savings, health and safety benefits, and emissions reduction.

2:10 p.m. Idling policies—Tom Weakley, OOIDA

Sit in on a discussion on “No Idling Policies” for distribution, delivery services and warehouses that are implementing idling-reduction policies as part of a national trend to reduce emissions, and the perspective of the independent truck driver.

2:30 p.m. Break

2:50-3:40 p.m. Idling-reduction technologies— I.K Hwang, Cummins Engine and Patrick Russell, IdleAireTechologies

New technologies are rapidly becoming mainstream for fleet owners by saving dollars and reducing emissions, while maintaining driver comfort.


3:40 – 3:50p.m. Financing options—Neida Heusinkvelt, SBA
The Small Business Administration has partnered with EPA’s SmartWay to offer financing and other resources to reduce idling.

4:05 p.m. Wrap-up and evaluation—Kay Johnston

4 :10 p.m. Demonstrations and displays
Take a closer look at idling-reduction technologies, and network with industry professionals.



For more information and resources offered at today’s workshop on idling reduction, please follow the link to or call the Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program at 800-578-8898.


Thank you for participating in the Idling-Reduction Workshop!

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Workshop Resources and Contact Information

Tom Gross
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Bureau of Air and Radiation
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 310
Topeka , KS 66612
(785) 296-1593
Nancy Larson
Small Business Environmental Assistance Program
316/722-7721 ext. 104
Amy Bhesania
U. S. EPA Region 7-Blue Skies
901 N. 5th Street
Kansas City , KS 66101
Toll-Free: 1-800-223-0425
Bruce Stockton
Contract Freighters, Inc.
P.O. Box 2547
Joplin, MO   64803
417-659-5085 Phone
417-659-5086 Fax 
Elisha Sawyer
O and S Trucking
3769 E Evergreen St
Springfield , 65803
417) 864-4780
Neida Heusinkvelt
Small Business Administration
Cummins Engine
Jeffrey P Seger
Box 3005 ,
Columbus , IN 47202-3005
812 377 7060
IdleAire Technologies Corporation
410 North Cedar Bluff Road, Suite 200
Knoxville , TN 37923
Phone: 865.437.3600