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Idle

Describing a project or asset that is not being used and therefore is not generating revenue. An idle asset usually has a maintenance cost associated with it. Companies therefore attempt not to have idle assets unless demand drops below a certain level.
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As far as noise, anyone who has been at or near a truck stop where dozens or even hundreds of idling trucks are congregated understands the challenge.
Many countries levy fines for idling as part of pollution control measures.
Louis say that if drivers must leave their cars idling, they should have two sets of keys so the car can be locked while running and the extra set can be used to unlock the door when the driver leaves.
Air samples from before and after buses ceased idling show that cutting the engines dropped soot levels and particle concentration at multiple elementary schools.
In addition, a presentation was created detailing the rationale behind the anti-idling campaign, which emphasized the increase in particulate exposure due to idling that may result in negative health effects on both children and adults.
While moving toward cleaner diesel fuel is essential, it's also possible to reduce the amount of diesel that's burned in the first place by turning off idling engines.
How a parent is supposed to while away those long, idle minutes when they aren't idling is up to them, of course.
According to the American Transportation Research Institute, fines for excessive idling vary widely by state, ranging anywhere from $100 up to $15,000 for a first-time offense.
Idling for five minutes a day in a small car will burn 38 liters of gas a year and release 88 kilograms of carbon dioxide (twice as much in a large car.
One researcher reported experiencing approximately 10 minutes idling at stoplights when driving 25 miles round trip to work in stop-and-go traffic.
Students created posters, decals and brochures that encouraged parents and school bus operators to stop idling their vehicles while waiting to pick up or drop off students.