Canadian province offers fleets substantial rebates for cutting fuel use

The province of Alberta’s Trucks of Tomorrow program will award rebates of up to $30,000 to fleets or owner-operators ready to add auxiliary power units (APUs), cab heaters or coolers, certain skirts or fairings, or hybrid trucks to their operations

The province of Alberta’s Trucks of Tomorrow program will award rebates of up to $30,000 to fleets or owner-operators ready to add auxiliary power units (APUs), cab heaters or coolers, certain skirts or fairings, or hybrid trucks to their operations. The program is a provincial initiative designed to help commercial trucking operations reduce fuel use, curb greenhouse gas emissions and save money.

The deadline for applications is December 31, 2011. Up to $2 million Canadian Dollars in total funds are currently available.

A user-friendly application Website offers tools designed to help applicants identify rebates of interest and to register and apply for funds. Information is also available on workshops, available dollars and other aids to assist interested fleets. The Q&A section addresses common questions about the process and availability.

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