Wisconsin officials offering truckers compensation for newly bought ecological equipment
Vehicle idling is an ongoing issue in the trucking industry, as this occurrence is expensive for fleet management owners and damaging to the atmosphere. To address these problems, officials from the state of Wisconsin's Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) are offering trucking companies refunds for idle reduction equipment they purchase for their vehicles, reports Fleet Owner.
Called the Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program, this initiative aims to reimburse businesses for up to half of what they pay for installing new emission-reducing parts in their diesel big rigs, according to the news source.
Dave Ross, DSPS secretary, says he promotes this unique compensation program for any qualified trucking company that wishes to participate.
"Wisconsin motor carriers can increase their operational efficiencies and grow their bottom lines through the use of idling technology," he told the news source.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, owners of freight hauling companies can apply for up to $100,000 worth of refunds when they have made improvements to their trucks, such as upgrading their engines to reduce emissions or installing exhaust control retrofit devices. DSPS expects to allocate around $1 million to the program over the next year.
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
Vehicle idling is an ongoing issue in the trucking industry, as this occurrence is expensive for fleet management owners and damaging to the atmosphere.