Port of Oakland distributes grants for retrofits, new trucks

| 7/30/2009

Truckers at the Port of Oakland may have an opportunity to upgrade their truck at a reduced price.

The Port of Oakland and several other government agencies are partnering for a $22 million clean trucks program aimed at reducing emissions from older drayage trucks.

The program will provide grants of up to $50,000 to replace pre-1994 model year engine trucks, and about $15,000 per truck to retrofit 1994 and newer model year engine trucks with particulate matter filters.

The program was funded partially by $10 million from the California Air Resources Board. The port and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District are each contributing $5 million toward the program, and the EPA provided $2 million.

More information on the program can be found on the air quality district’s Web site at www.baaqmd.gov, and applications are available at the port’s outreach center.

The Port of Oakland can be reached at:

530 Water Street
Oakland, CA 94607

– By Charlie Morasch, staff writer