Pegasus Transportation is a CRST Company

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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

Pegasus Transportation is committed to minimizing harmful effects of its operation on the environment.  Pegasus seeks to reduce air pollution by turning off idling engines whenever possible.  Exhaust from idling contributes significantly to air pollution, wear on engines, fuel consumption, and operational costs.  It is our intent to protect the health of drivers, the public and the environment.  Eliminating idling whenever possible mitigates these negative effects.  Therefore Pegasus is establishing an official “Idle Reduction Policy.”

STATEMENT OF POLICY

It is the policy of Pegasus Transportation that drivers of all vehicles owned, leased, or rented by Pegasus or vehicles on Pegasus property turn off vehicle engines when a vehicle will be stopped for more than 60 seconds, except when in traffic.  This policy applies, but is not limited, to the following situations:

  • While on break

  • When loading or unloading

  • When fueling

  • When while dropping or hooking to a trailer

  • When coming into an office to pickup or drop off paperwork

  • When stopped for extended delays in traffic or road construction

 

This policy applies to all vehicles, including:

  • Vehicles owned or leased by Pegasus,

  • Vehicles operated by employees, customers, vendors or visitors on site at Pegasus,

 

Pegasus shall notify its employees, customers and visitors of this policy by:

  • Posting “Idle Free Zone” signs where they can be easily seen by vehicles parked at Pegasus.

  • Posting “Idle Free Zone” posters and window stickers, as appropriate, on the premises.

  • Providing literature on the benefits of not idling.


Exemptions:

The policy of turning off vehicles when stopped does not apply for periods when idling is necessary for safety or emergencies including, but not limited to, the following situations:

  • To provide climate control for the safety of vehicle occupants in cases of extreme hot or cold.

  • When stopped in traffic, such as when waiting at a traffic light.

  • When specific traffic, safety, or emergency situations arise.

 

In any of the above exemption cases if equipment can be run from the battery, drivers should refrain from idling unless there is a significant concern of draining the battery.