Cascade Sierra Solutions has approximately $20 million in funding available to help small trucking companies and owner-operators upgrade or replace their trucks to save fuel and reduce emissions.
Combining funding from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant and a partnership of socially responsible investors, CSS will deploy the funds to finance truck and/or trailer replacements, SmartWay verified equipment upgrades and other clean diesel retrofits for in-use vehicles.
Financing is available for vehicles based and operating anywhere in the U.S. and works with state truck replacement incentive programs where a scrap vehicle is required. CSS has information regarding a variety of state grant programs for trucking companies.
Among the programs are Carl Moyer VIP grants for California-based trucking operations, ports of Tacoma, Wash., and Charleston, S.C., and a U.S. Department of Energy grant to finance plug-in equipment.
Information is available by calling (541) 302-0900 or (866) 345-3390, or visit CSS offices in Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and Coburg, Ore., and Charleston.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.