BC Trucking Association Announces Application Window for CleanBC HDVE Program Incentives

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For immediate release: 
Dec 17, 2019

Langley, British Columbia—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.

Carriers may apply for CleanBC HDVE Program Incentives from February 3 to February 21, 2020. 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.
  • Rebates are not retroactive; fleets cannot apply for incentives for equipment they have already purchased.

BCTA will issue a Commitment Letter to successful applicants following the end of the application period. From the date of the letter, recipients have:

  • 45 days to install/retrofit the qualifying equipment awarded through the Incentive Program on any existing vehicle, and/or
  • 90 days to install or take delivery of vehicles equipped with the qualifying equipment awarded through the Incentive Program on any new vehicle.

BCTA will be posting an application template for carriers to use as a guide for submitting an application for Program Incentives on bctrucking.com in January 2020.

In the meantime, interested motor carriers should register to attend a CleanBC HDVE Program Course if they have not done so.  Sessions are scheduled in Langley (January 15 and January 29), and Prince George (January 22).  Details and registration forms are available at this link: https://www.bctrucking.com/training/cleanbc-heavy-duty-vehicle-efficiency-program-course

BCTA is a long-term advocate for outreach and incentives for carriers to adopt fuel-efficiency technology and practices that have reliable and documented results in reducing fuel usage and GHG emissions. We are extremely pleased that the Province of BC has recognized the benefit of enabling our industry to take an active role in reducing pollution.

For a backgrounder describing qualifying equipment eligible for CleanBC HDVE Program Incentives and the rebates available for each, go to:

https://www.bctrucking.com/news/backgrounder-cleanbc-heavy-duty-vehicle-efficiency-program-qualifying-equipment

For more information on CleanBC, please visit https://cleanbc.gov.bc.ca/.

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BCTA, a member-based, non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization, is the recognised voice of the provincial motor carrier industry, representing over 1,200 truck and motor coach fleets and over 250 suppliers to the industry. BCTA members operate over 13,000 vehicles, employ 26,000 people, and generate over $2 billion in revenue annually in the province.

For more information, please contact: Dave Earle, President & CEO
Office: 604-888-5319 Mobile: 604-787-1335 Toll-free in BC: 1-800-565-2282