By Charlie Morasch, Land Line staff writer
Dozens of OOIDA members have obtained grants through Wisconsin’s diesel emission reduction programs, and now truckers have yet another crack at those grants through the state’s 2011-2012 program.
The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services is providing reimbursement grants for up to 50 percent of the cost of idling-reduction equipment such as APUs.
Applicants must be headquartered in Wisconsin, must pay at least half of eligible costs for each idling-reduction unit, as well as collect and report information about the unit’s operation and performance. The truck the units are installed on must have a 1999 model year or newer engine.
Though the state did not release a definite dollar total of grants, an informational sheet says it expects to dole out $1 million during the 2011-2012 grant cycle.
Wisconsin’s diesel programs have attempted to spread the grants to owner-operators and small-business trucking operations, as well as larger transportation businesses – something not every state has tried.
The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services website has more information.
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