Idle Reduction Equipment Funding
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Small Business Anti-Idling Initiative provides funding to help independent truckers and small trucking companies purchase anti-idling technology. Participants must qualify as small businesses (with a fleet size of less than 50 trucks) and be located in Pennsylvania or Delaware. Program financing is available to help owners purchase and install auxiliary power units (APUs) that provide both heating and cooling; the maximum amount of funding available per applicant is $3,000. Disbursements will be made to awardees after the following tasks are completed: 1) submission of baseline data and installation of an APU, 2) submission of a six month data report, and 3) submission of a 12 month data report. The initiative is funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association, and project approval is dependent on annual funding allocations.