SCPA launches clean truck program

  • Truck program supports air emission reduction efforts at SCPA terminals

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) will launch a new Clean Truck Certification Program in the New Year.

Effective from January 1st, and launched as a result of the Navy Base Terminal permit process, the program requires trucks serving the container terminals to have engines manufactured in 1994 or later. Based on engine year rather than truck model year, the certification is designed with maximum flexibility for the trucking industry, say the SCPA.

“The port is committed to operating in a way that is mindful of the environment and good for business,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA President and CEO.

“By implementing this program, we achieve a reduction in the air quality impacts resulting from an older truck fleet, and modernize the over-the-road equipment just as we are doing on terminal with newer equipment.

“The Clean Truck Certification program is the next step in our well-established, common sense port-related emissions reductions strategy.”

During the month of November, the SCPA will continue to offer an incentive of US$5,000 plus scrap value to truck owners who use this opportunity to upgrade their truck engines. Over the last two years the SCPA has offered the only truck replacement incentive program in the Southeast, with 84 trucks replaced to date.

Together the SCPA and SCDHEC have spent in excess of $1,000,000 on promotion and implementation of the truck replacement program.

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