FreshDirect to Adopt ‘Anti-Idling’ Program

Internet grocer FreshDirect here has agreed to adopt a program to reduce the time its delivery trucks spend idling, state officials said. The retailer also agreed to pay a $50,000 fee for violations of city and state anti-idling laws.

NEW YORK — Internet grocer FreshDirect here has agreed to adopt a program to reduce the time its delivery trucks spend idling, state officials said. The retailer also agreed to pay a $50,000 fee for violations of city and state anti-idling laws.

The agreement includes installing electronic controls on delivery trucks that would automatically shut off engines after idling for three minutes. State laws restrict continuous idling of heavy-duty vehicles to five minutes.

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