California Bay Area group rolls out regional diesel grant program

By Charlie Morasch, Land Line staff writer | Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Truckers in the California bay area next week have an opportunity to learn about cash grants they may be eligible to apply for, while grabbing a free bite to eat.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is working with the Port of Oakland to announce its annual grant program to fund retrofitting of heavy-duty diesel trucks that work primarily in the region’s ports.

The district is hosting a grants cookout and information session at the Port of Oakland at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28. A hot lunch will be provided to truckers from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the port’s Trucker Information Center, located at 11 Burma Road, Oakland, CA 94607.

The retrofit grant program is working to help port truckers meet phase one of the California Air Resources Board’s Port Truck Regulation. The regulation requires trucks with 1994 through 2003 model year engines to have a diesel articulate filter installed by January 2010.

For a list of approved technologies covered by the grant and other information, click here.

– By Charlie Morasch, staff writer


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