The CleanBC HDVE Program consists of two components:
A free, half-day pre-requisite course for fleets on fuel management and fuel-efficiency devices, and
Incentives for investing in certified strategies - including a wide range of equipment and devices, as well as driver training - at rebates of up to 50 percent.
CleanBC HDVE Program Course
Registration is now open. The free, half-day pre-requisite CleanBC HDVE Program Course describes the benefits from using different fuel-saving technologies and practices. It also teaches participants how to develop a Fuel Management Program for any size fleet (from one truck to many), incorporating measures to improve fuel economy based on what will work best for each operation. It will also show how to develop a baseline of fuel consumption and track progress as part of the company’s program.
Note that successful completion of the CleanBC HDVE Program Course is required for BCTA to consider your application.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants are eligible to apply for CleanBC HDVE Program Incentives, featuring rebates on the purchase and installation of qualifying fuel-saving equipment for tractors and trailers. Incentive amounts are up to $15,000 per vehicle and up to $100,000 per fleet.
For successful course participants, applications for incentives open:
August 9, 2021: new applicants
September 13, 2021: all applicants
The Program will run until March 31, 2022 or until the funds are fully allocated, whichever comes first. Refer to the Program Guide for more details.
To be eligible to participate, 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 British Columbia,
Conducts business in British Columbia, and
Has a terminal located in British Columbia.
BCTA will be ensuring that funding is allocated equitably among successful applicants by region, and carrier type and size. BCTA is working in collaboration with Indigenous businesses and communities to encourage program participation.
Although BCTA is a member-based organization, there is no requirement to belong to the association to participate in the CleanBC HDVE Program.