Idle Reduction Technology Grant

Expired: 06/01/2009

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The New Jersey Trucker's Challenge, established by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, provides funding for the purchase or installation of idle reduction equipment used in New Jersey-based heavy-duty diesel trucks. Eligible equipment includes auxiliary power units (APUs), bunk heaters and tailpipe emissions controls such as diesel particulate filters (DPF) and diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC). The reimbursement amounts may include the purchase and installation costs and are as follows:

Device(s)Cost CoverageFunding Ceiling
APU50%$4,500
Bunk Heater50%$750
DPF or DOC
and
APU or Bunk Heater
100% of APU
or Bunk Heater
$17,000
for DPF or DOC

The program is administered by the New Jersey Motor Truck Association (NJMTA). The initial funding for this program was provided by the State of New Jersey and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has been fully allocated. Additional funding for the program is currently pending. For more information on the Trucker's Challenge, see the NJMTA Web site.