Transport truck companies could get $250K with green freight program in Mississauga, Brampton and beyond


Published December 2, 2022 at 11:10 am

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A new green freight program aims to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions for transport trucks in Mississauga, Brampton and across Canada.

All new passenger vehicles sold in Canada are to be zero emission by 2035.

And Canada hopes to reach the same goal for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, such as large pickup trucks delivery vans, buses and long haul freight trucks by 2040, said Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra in announcement at Armour Transportation Systems in Mississauga on Dec. 2.

“Reducing pollution in the transportation sector comes with added benefits, cleaner air to breathe, quieter streets to enjoy and opportunities for businesses to save money and increase their competitiveness,” said Alghabra.

Canada’s Green Freight Program and the ZEV Awareness Initiative will take proposals again starting on Dec. 12. The program first launched in 2018.

Mississauga’s Armour Transportation Systems was a successful applicant to the program.

“The consumption of fuel of their own trucks is much more efficient,” said Alghabra.

The government plans to allocate nearly $200 million to the program.

Trucking companies can apply for up to $250,000 to assess and retrofit truck equipment, which will help improve energy efficiency and reduce both fuel costs and emissions.

There will also be funding for the ZEV Awareness Initiative, for outreach, education and capacity-building projects to advance knowledge on medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission or low-emission vehicles.

“We know that one of the barriers to zero-emission vehicle adoption among fleet operators is a lack of confidence and hands-on experience,” Alghabra said.

Both calls for proposals will be open for applicants starting on Dec. 12. on the Natural Resources Canada website.

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