WINNIPEG, Man. — The Province of Manitoba is spearheading a new incentive program designed to make the adoption of green technologies by the Manitoba trucking industry more economically feasible.
The program, titled the GrEEEn Trucking Program (yes, three Es), will offer incentives on green technologies, such as low rolling resistance tires, aerodynamics for tractors, auxiliary power units, tractor-trailer gap fairings, and trailer side skirts that can be costly, but help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“The key to enabling our industry to make the largest possible contribution to reducing its GHG footprint is to get as many new trucks and environmental technologies introduced into our fleets as possible,” said Bob Dolyniuk, general manager of the Manitoba Trucking Association. “We are pleased to have the government’s support in making fuel efficient options more feasible for our industry. We are happy to have been given the opportunity to take this step forward in helping create a greener transportation industry. This program will be a benefit to not only the trucking industry, but also to our community at large.”
The GrEEEn Trucking Program was developed by Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation (MIT), the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA), the Centre for Sustainable Transportation (CST), and the University of Manitoba Transport Institute. For more information, visit www.greeentrucking.ca.
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