More green for Manitoba’s grEEEn program

WINNIPEG – After a successful spring run, the Manitoba Trucking Association is ready to launch the second phase of the GrEEEn (Economic, and Environmentally Efficient) Trucking Program.

The program was re-launched last week and the MTA is currently accepting applications for the fall period.

The GrEEEn Trucking program offers a flexible way for Manitoba’s trucking industry to combine technologies, enhance efficiency and reduce GHG emissions.

It offers incentives on green technologies, such as low rolling resistance tires, aerodynamic tractors and trailers, trailer side skirts, auxiliary power units, tractor-trailer gap fairing, and trailer side skirts that can be costly.

Participants are required to invest a minimum of $2,000 in technologies to be eligible for rebates. These rebates range from 15 percent up to 25 percent (maximum $2,500 per unit) of the company’s capital investment.

The Manitoba Trucking Association, together with Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation, the Centre for Sustainable Transportation, and the University of Manitoba Transport Institute, initially launched the program in the spring of this year.

Bob Dolyniuk, general manager of the MTA says, “we are pleased to have the Manitoba government’s financial support in making fuel efficient options more feasible for our industry.”

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