(LANGLEY, Mar 31, 2022)- Eligible companies in the commercial transportation sector will have five additional months to apply for generous incentives to purchase and install fuel-efficient technology through the CleanBC Heavy-Duty Vehicle Efficiency (HDVE) Program. Administered by the BC Trucking Association (BCTA), the HDVE Program also offers a free, online half-day fuel management course that describes the benefits of using various fuel-saving equipment and practices.
Eligible BC carriers will have until September 30, 2022, to apply to Year Three of the Program. Incentives are available for qualifying equipment that demonstrates documented savings in fuel usage and decreased greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Equipment includes wide-based single tires, selected aerodynamic devices, and engine or fuel system modifications. The complete list can be found on the BCTA website.
“We are excited to offer an extension to this year’s HDVE Program offering,” says Cory Paterson, BC Trucking Association Vice President. “BCTA wants to ensure that all the carriers who can apply take advantage of the funding provided by the Province of BC to adopt low carbon solutions that fit their operations. Emission reduction technology is not only beneficial for climate change, but also uses less fuel, which can equal thousands of dollars each year in cost savings making the goods our sector transports more affordable for all British Columbians.”
Emissions from the transportation sector are a major contributor to climate change. As part of BC’s 2030 commitment to reduce province-wide emissions by 40% from 2007 levels, the Province has set a 2030 target to reduce transportation emissions by about a third. The CleanBC: Roadmap to 2030 outlines actions to reach this target as well as their net-zero commitments by 2050. For the trucking industry to meet these goals, investment in low or net-zero carbon technology and infrastructure is required, and BCTA looks forward to continuing to work collaboratively with the Province to find ways of meeting our shared objectives to evolve to a lower carbon future.
For more information
For additional details on the CleanBC HDVE Program, please contact Cory Paterson, BCTA Vice President.
Read more about BCTA’s environmental advocacy initiatives here.
BC Trucking Association (BCTA), a member-based, non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization, is the recognized 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 visit BCtrucking.com.