Truck Replacement Program

The truck replacement program was open to new applications from 2010 to 2013. As a result of this program, the Port Authority succeeded in disbursing all of the federal grant money to replace a total of 429 old, dirty trucks, which were scrapped and replaced with newer, cleaner, more fuel-efficient trucks.

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  • Retrofit Loan Program
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About the Truck Replacement Program

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To reduce diesel truck emissions while improving health and safety, the Port Authority implemented a plan to phase out older trucks that serve its marine terminals.

As of January 1, 2011, port drayage trucks equipped with engines Model Year 1993 and older have been denied access the Port Authority’s marine terminals. In addition, starting January 1, 2017, only trucks equipped with engines that meet or exceed engine Model Year 2007 federal emission standards will be allowed access to these same facilities.

To assist the transition, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey implemented its Regional Truck Replacement Program (TRP). This program has been an important component of the Clean Air Strategy for the Port of New York and New Jersey.

The TRP replaced trucks that had engines Model Year 2003 or older with trucks equipped with Model Year 2004 or newer EPA emissions-compliant engines. The program made available grants and financing to eligible truck owners. The grants and financing were used to purchase the stipulated newer, cleaner, and more environmentally-friendly trucks.

Eligible applicants received a grant that covers up to 25 percent of the purchase price of a newer truck. And if needed, they received  low-interest financing on the remaining 75 percent.

Who Was Eligible

Independent owner operators or licensed motor carriers that owned port drayage trucks with engines Model Year 2003 and older that frequently served the port, and who agreed to continue to service the port with the replacement truck for five years.

Benefits

Qualified applicants received multiple benefits by participating in the TRP. These benefits included:

  • Fuel Cost Savings
    • Newer trucks are often equipped with more fuel-efficient engines. Participants may enjoy substantial savings on fuels costs because of a potential increase in the fuel efficiency of their newer truck.
    • Participants in other port truck replacement programs have realized fuel cost reductions of as much as 20 percent.
  • Sustain Drayage Services at the Port
    • To reduce diesel truck emissions as well as improve health and safety, the Port Authority implemented a plan to phase out older trucks serving its marine terminals.
    • Port drayage trucks equipped with engines Model Year 1993 and older are not allowed access to the Port Authority’s marine terminals. In addition, starting January 1, 2017, only trucks equipped with engines that meet or exceed Model Year 2007 federal emission standards will be allowed access to the Port Authority’s marine terminals.
    • The TRP provides a mechanism for eligible participants to replace their trucks equipped with engines Model Year 2003 and older with newer models and continue drayage operations at the Port Authority’s marine terminals.

Truck Loan and Retrofit Program

For a limited time, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s Regional Truck Loan and Retrofit Program and ACCION USA will provide free retrofit equipment. Also, eligible truck owners may receive low-interest financing (available on a first-come, first-serve basis) to help purchase or refinance cleaner and more environmentally-friendly trucks.

About the Truck Loan and Retrofit Program

The Truck Loan and Retrofit Program is an important component of the Clean Air Strategy for the Port of New York and New Jersey. It aims to provide low interest loans and free retrofit equipment to trucks that have engines Model Year 2004-2006.

The purpose is to reduce diesel emissions from trucks and improve local and regional air quality while also improving the health of those who live and work in communities near the port.

For licensed motor carriers and independent owner operators servicing the Port Authority’s marine terminals,The Regional Truck Loan and Retrofit Program will provide an opportunity to:

  1. apply for free retrofit equipment
  2. apply for low interest financing to replace their 1994-2003 Model Year engine older drayage trucks with Model Year engine 2004-2006 trucks, which are cleaner, safer, and more fuel-efficient.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Applicants who already own Model Year 2004-2006 trucks, but are still financing their trucks at high interest rate, and are willing to use a free retrofit equipment on their truck, are also eligible through re-financing.
  • Applicants, who are eligible to participate, will receive the retrofit equipment at no charge and financing or re-financing for five years at 5.25 percent interest through ACCION USA.

Who is Eligible

Independent owner operators and licensed motor carriers who

  • service the port
  • own port drayage trucks with engines Model Year 1994-2003
  • wish to replace their trucks with a truck that has an engine Model Year 2004-2006, or
  • those owners who serve the port and wish to purchase other trucks that have a Model Year engine 2004-2006

Benefits

CONTACT ACCION USA at 646-833-4543 for more information.

Funding the Loan and Retrofit Program
Thanks to the support of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) under the Smartway Program, the Port Authority and ACCION USA have received a total of $750K in grant funding to implement the Port Authority’s Truck Loan and Retrofit Program to provide port truck owners with financial incentives to replace their older trucks with newer, less polluting vehicles.

Scrap yards approved as Port Authority vendors as of December 29, 2011

Scrap Yard Contact Name Phone Numbers Address
A&A Truck Parts Inc. Thom Kirwan (732) 620-5195 80 Hendrickson Rd.
Freehold, NJ 07728
Bernie Enterprises Ed George
Bob Metzger
Jeff Saul
(610) 282-5101
(610) 282-5175
(856) 803-1714
1930 Rt. 309
Coopersburg, PA 18036
Brookfield Resource Management Tim Malone
Ed Malone
(914) 592-5250 100 Lamont Street,
Elmsford, NY 10523
Camp Auto & Truck Parts, Inc. Don Campanello Jr. (973) 694-6698 9 Whitmore Ave
Wayne, NJ 07470
Cinelli Iron & Metal Michael A. Valenti (201) 348-8680
(201) 376 5143
310 Secaucus Rd.
Secaucus, NJ 07094
King Parts Auto Wreckers David W. Beier (732) 329-2639 205 Culver Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
SIMS Metal Management Drew Nichols (973) 344-4570 1 Linden Street
Jersey City, NJ 07305
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As of January 1, 2011, all Class 8 Drayage Trucks seeking entry onto any Port Authority Terminal must be registered in the Port Truck Pass registry.

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