SmartWay equipment rebate program extended

| September 14, 2010

The Great SmartWay Rebate Program operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been extended.

Rebate requests will be accepted until May 31, 2011, and all completed installation documents must be turned into Cascade Sierra Solutions by June 30.

The program is open to independent owners and fleets operating heavy-duty trucks based or working in New England states, CSS said. Upgraded tractors and/or trailers must be owned or on a lease-to-own basis (operational leases must be at least two years) and the equipment must have five years of projected use remaining.

Program rebates range from $100 for trailer gap reducing add-ons to $1,000 for auxiliary power units or battery-powered air conditioning systems, exhaust retrofits or transport refrigeration unit replacements. Rebates for equipment such as trailer skirts and end fairings also are available, said CSS, a Coburg, Ore.-based non-profit organization that promotes use of and provides funding for emissions-reducing truck equipment.

EPA’s New England office provided CSS $1 million in clean diesel funding to provide rebates to install SmartWay certified technology on trucks.

To apply for rebates click GSRP website here.

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