BC Trucking Association announces application window for CleanBC HDVE Program Incentives

THE BC Trucking Association (BCTA) will be accepting applications from BC motor carriers from February 3 to 21, 2020, for incentives to purchase eligible fuel-efficient technology under the CleanBC Heavy-duty Vehicle Efficiency (HDVE) Program.

The program, funded by the Province of British Columbia, offers rebates for up to 30 to 50 percent of eligible costs, to a maximum of $10,000 per vehicle or $100,000 per fleet.

The CleanBC HDVE Program Incentives are available to eligible BC carriers for investment in approved fuel-efficiency equipment that promises documented savings in fuel usage and decreased greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Eligible equipment includes wide-based single tires (445mm or wider), selected aerodynamic devices and engine or fuel system modifications.

While BCTA is administering the program, a BCTA membership is not required to participate. The primary goal of Program Incentive distribution is the reduction of GHG emissions from heavy-duty on-road commercial vehicles. Incentive applications are open to all BC-based carriers, including owner-operators. To ensure access to funding province wide, BCTA will distribute Program Incentives among eligible applicants in a way that supports diversification across provincial regions as well as across motor carrier types and fleet size.

The following eligibility requirements apply:

* Companies must have one or more heavy-duty commercial vehicles in their fleet (a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight greater than 11,794 kg) that is licensed and insured to operate in BC, conducts business in BC and has a terminal located in BC.

* At least one company representative must successfully complete the free, one-day CleanBC Heavy-duty Vehicle Efficiency Program Course prior to applying for incentives.