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Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program

The Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program office is now located at the Department of Administration!

The address to submit correspondence is:

Department of Administration
State Energy Office
Division of Energy Services
Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program
101 East Wilson St - 6th Floor
P.O. Box 7868
Madison, WI 53707-7868
 


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Since the grant programs inception, the Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program has collected information from grant participants, stakeholders and vendors. Here is the program overview from fiscal years 2007 through 2011.

News: On September 17, 2009 The Department received the EPA Region 5's Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative Award for Leadership. The Department has assisted Wisconsin motor carriers in the purchase of 1,594 idle reduction devices since 2006.

Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program

2014-2015

The Wisconsin Department of Administration provides grant funding to reduce diesel truck idling. State funding has allocated $1 million for the 2014-2015 funding cycle.

The grant is located in the Department of Administration, State Energy Office, Division of Energy Services, Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program 101 East Wilson St - 6th Floor, P.O. Box 7868, Madison, WI 53707-7868.

The program is designed to assist common, contract and private motor carriers in the purchase and installation of idling reduction technologies. Motor carriers are eligible for up to 50% reimbursement for the purchase and installation of idling reduction equipment. The program’s primary goals are to help Wisconsin motor carriers reduce air pollution emissions and fuel consumption.

The following table identifies how many truck tractors could be funded:

Applicant’s number of Eligible
(1999 or newer engine)
Truck Tractors
Total Number of Eligible Idle Reduction Units Funded
1 1
2-10 2
11 to 50 2, or 10% of the applicant’s number of
eligible truck tractors, whichever is greater
51 to 250 6, or 7% of the applicant’s number of
eligible truck tractors, whichever is greater
251 to 500 18, or 6% of the applicant’s number of
eligible truck tractors, whichever is greater
501 to 2,500 30, or 5% of the applicant’s number of
eligible truck tractors, whichever is greater
Over 2,500 125 or 3% of the applicant’s number of eligible truck tractors, whichever is greater
Note: No one applicant can receive more than 20% of the available funds.

Eligible idle reduction technologies may be U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) or California Air Resources Board (CARB) verified. For more information regarding eligible idle reduction units, please visit:

Motor carriers should review the program factsheet and frequently asked questions document before applying.

Questions

Please contact Jean Beckwith at 608-261-2517

The program was created by the Governor's budget bill, 2005 Wisconsin Act 25. Under the program, DOA provides grants to freight motor carriers (common, contract and private motor carriers) headquartered in Wisconsin to purchase and install idling reduction units for newer truck tractors. Idling reduction units provide an alternative source of power used to heat, cool, or provide electricity to the cab or other parts of a truck in lieu of operating the truck's main drive engine to power these services. The use of idling reduction units on heavy-duty diesel trucks saves fuel and lowers air pollution emissions. Awards are chosen randomly using a computer generated lottery system.

Eligible applicants will receive a reimbursement of up to 50% for the costs of idling reduction equipment and installation. Before applying in the future, applicants should review the rule and changes.

Questions to consider before applying for grant coverage:

  1. Do you own and operate your diesel truck tractor? The person applying for a grant must own and operate the truck.
  2. Do you lease your truck tractor? Lease vehicles will NOT be eligible to apply due to state statutory language which requires motor carriers to own (possess truck title) and operate their trucks to be eligible.
  3. Is your diesel truck(s) engine 1999 or newer? The engine model year must be 1999 or newer to be eligible for grant coverage.
  4. Is your fleet headquartered in the state of Wisconsin? The motor carrier applying for grant coverage must be headquartered in the state of Wisconsin.
  5. If you are an owner/operator, is your residence in Wisconsin? The owner operator applying for grant coverage must reside in Wisconsin.
  6. Have you reviewed the Statute, Rule, Factsheet and FAQs to make sure you are eligible to apply for funding?

RULE

Special Notes:

Purchases already made.
Please keep in mind, funding is not available for purchases made retroactively (e.g., idle reduction unit(s) purchased before July 1, 2014 would not be eligible for funding.

Grant Recipients

Reporting Forms

All of the required reports are available electronically:

Baseline Report 2013-2014

Six Month Report 2013-2014

Twelve Month Report 2013-2014

Idling Reduction Technology Information

Interested in how much savings and what the potential payback is for purchasing idling reduction equipment? The Department of Energy's Argonne Laboratory has developed a worksheet that enables truck owners to estimate their savings and potential payback when using idling reduction equipment. If you have any comments on the worksheet please email Dr. Linda Gaines at the Argonne Laboratory. Have experience with idling reduction technology and want to share your thoughts? Send your thoughts to the Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program staff.

Questions

For more information on the Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program, you can contact:

Jean Beckwith
Program Manager
Phone: (608) 261-2517
E-Mail:
Jean.Beckwith@Wisconsin.gov

 



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