CARB opens up truck funding, loan assistance

By Charlie Morasch, Land Line contributing writer | Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The California Air Resources Board is making financial incentives for emissions upgrades available to truck owners whose trucks travel among six of the state’s local air districts.

CARB recently announced an open application period for its Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program

“These funds are available for eligible trucks operating primarily in the four high priority trade corridors in the Bay Area, Central Valley, Los Angeles/Inland Empire, and San Diego/Border corridors,” CARB said in the funding announcement, which also will apply for truck electrification projects.

To apply for the incentive funding, click here.

If a company’s trucks don’t operate in the trade corridors often enough to be eligible for cash incentives, they may still be eligible for loans.

In addition to emissions upgrade incentives, CARB is making loan assistance available for owners of fleets of 40 or fewer trucks “without the Prop. 1B grand limitations regarding goods movement and operation in the trade corridors.”

To apply or to learn more, click here.

For more information, call CARB’s Goods Movement Information Line at 916-44-GOODS (444-6637) or email gmbond@arb.ca.gov.

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