Truckers Eligible for Fuel-efficient Equipment Rebates

Cascade Sierra Solutions (CSS) has announced a rebate program for New England truck owners based in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

The "Great SmartWay Rebate Program" will distribute rebates ranging from $100 up to $1,000 for fuel-saving equipment on tractors and trailers.

CSS will provide rebate vouchers and low-interest financing for truck owners to outfit their rigs with clean technologies like idle-reduction, aerodynamic improvements, low rolling resistance tires and exhaust filtration. Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs) are also eligible for repowers and replacements when the old unit is scrapped.

The U.S. EPA Region 1 awarded CSS more than $1 million as part of the Recovery Act /Clean Diesel funding. Equipment suppliers throughout the region have signed on with CSS to support the program.

Heavy-duty diesel trucks must be physically based and operating in the six New England States. Upgraded tractor and/or trailer must be owned or on a lease-to-own basis (no operational leases) and the equipment must have at least five years of projected useful life remaining to qualify for upgrades.

The program is open to independent owner-operators as well as fleets, but any single participating company is limited to less than 10 percent of the program funding.

For more information about how the program works, calling CSS at 866.345.3390 Ext. 277.

CSS is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 and dedicated to reducing emissions and fuel consumption from heavy-duty diesel trucks. CSS accomplishes its mission by promoting and installing the US EPA's SmartWay technology packages providing idle reduction, aerodynamics, exhaust filtration and efficient tires. CSS also works to replace the oldest, dirtiest trucks with the cleanest, newest ones.

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