For truckers living in Delaware or Pennsylvania, there may
be an opportunity to snag some financial assistance to help pay for anti-idling
On Friday, Dec. 1, the
Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association announced the program - known
as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Small Business Anti-Idling Initiative - that will
provide funding to help independent truckers and small trucking companies in the
two states purchase an auxiliary power unit.
To qualify, participants must be domiciled and pay taxes in either
Pennsylvania or Delaware, and must be able to prove that they are commercially
licensed by either Pennsylvania or Delaware. The applicant must be a business
enterprise that has no more than 50 vehicles in its truck fleet.
If an applicant is awarded funding, he or she must first
purchase the APU, and will then be reimbursed for up to $3,000 of the purchase
and/or installation cost.
For more information on the program, visit the
organization's Web site by clicking here,
or contact one of the following individuals:
Alex Hense, (302) 739-9909
David Barnes, (717)
Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association:
Bill Gillespie, (410) 467-0170