Truck owners from Florida have to move fast if they want in on an APU rebate program designed to help truckers comply with the state’s new idling regulation.
Owners of Class 8 on-road commercial diesel trucks model year 2006 and older can apply for up to three $1,500 rebates for APUs purchased and installed in 2009 through the Florida Clean Diesel Rebate Program.
The grants are available through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which has $300,000 total for the program.
“Since funding for this program is limited, rebates will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis, and continue while they’re still available,” a statement from the Florida DEP said.
In December, Florida will begin enforcing its new ban on truck idling for drivers who aren’t in their sleeper berth. The sleeper berth exemption expires in 2013.
For more information and to apply, click here. OOIDA members can also call the Association at 800-444-5791.
– By Charlie Morasch, staff writer