Green Freight Assessment Program – April 18, 2018

Green Freight Assessment Program

April 18, 2018

OTTAWA:  Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to inform transport companies with Heavy-Duty Vehicle (HDV) fleets that Natural Resources Canada has launched the new Green Freight Assessment Program (GFAP).

This program offers contributions of up to $10,000 for Canadian companies to review the state of their fleets to help make informed decisions to reduce their fuel costs, and their greenhouse gas emissions.

“Industry consultations have identified financial challenges and lack of information as the main barrier for implementing emission-reducing strategies. This program aims to help eliminate these barriers,” stated MP Eglinski.

The assessment will determine the company’s performance baseline and build scenarios to test strategies to identify solutions for poor performing areas of their fleet and operations. This assessment will not only look at the fleet portrait as a whole, but also identify behavioural and operational opportunities that may be available to optimize business operations.

Successful program applicants who complete an assessment will be considered for participation in a Pilot Implementation Project, providing additional funding to help finance solutions as outlined in the assessment.

“The recommendations that come out of theses assessments will help business owners and operators make informed decisions to ultimately reduce operating costs and increase profits while having a positive impact on the environment,” concluded MP Eglinski.

The deadline to apply is June 15, 2018.

To apply, visit: gfap-peeft.nrcan-rncan.gc.ca/

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