CARB opens up $60,000 voucher program for in-state log truck owners

By Charlie Morasch, Land Line contributing writer | Tuesday, October 22, 2013

California-based truck owners have an opportunity to obtain $60,000 toward the purchase of newer, lower-polluting vehicles.

The California Air Resources Board notified truck owners this week about the Truck Improvement/Modernization Benefiting Emission Reductions, or TIMBER Program. In a message emailed to CARB subscribers, TIMBER was described as a “streamlined voucher program” aimed at replacing 2002 model year and older logging trucks. Eligible truck owners must be based in California and must own fleets that have 10 trucks or fewer.

The TIMBER Program requires that the replacement trucks must have 2010 or newer model year engines, and must run 7,000 miles annually. The trucks they’re replacing must have been used in-state for 75 percent of total miles during the previous two years.

For questions or more information on the TIMBER Program, call Aaron Hilliard, CARB Air Resources Engineer, at 916-322-4781 or email ahilliar@arb.ca.gov.

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