By Brian Schultz
Truck drivers now have a reason to outfit their big rigs to be as environmentally friendly as possible after an incentive program was launched on Tuesday.
The Manitoba Trucking Association, along with the University of Manitoba and provincial government, re-introduced the GrEEEn (Economically and Environmentally Efficient) trucking incentive program.
The idea is to further promote technology and innovation as a way to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the freight transportation sector and help the private sector, through financial incentives, implement GHG emission reduction technologies.
To be eligible for a rebate, operators must invest a minimum of $2,000 in technologies. Rebates range from 15 percent up to 25 percent (maximum $2,500 per unit) of the company’s capital investment.
The deadline for applications is November 30, 2010, but the program will end earlier if the allocated funds are expended.
More information is available at GreeenTrucking.ca.