Who can participate?
- Independent owner-operators as
well as fleet owners may apply.
- Preference will be given to
trucks registered in the State of Maryland. However, trucks that are registered in another state but serve the Port of Baltimore are
- Carriers must currently provide drayage truck services to the Port of
Proof of port service can be established via a
Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) and through the Maryland Port
Administration’s eModal or other transportation monitoring systems. Please send
a copy (front and back) of your TWIC as an attachment to your application, and
carefully complete the “Company Information” section of the application because the
information provided in this section will also be used to verify port service.
must complete an application and provide copies of documentation
(including TWIC card, truck title, up-to-date registration, proof of insurance, photograph of the truck submitted for replacement and proof of financing preapproval). Documentation must be sent
with the application verifying the make, model, and year of the truck in
- Applicants must be
in relatively good financial record and once accepted into the program be able to secure financing for the outstanding balance of the truck. Applicants must submit a letter showing you have been
pre-approved for a loan to cover the remaining cost of the new truck.
What old trucks can be replaced?
- Applicants must have owned
their truck for at least one year, according to the date on the title, to be
- Per EPA requirements, trucks must be 1993-2006 model year to be eligible for the program.
- Eligible trucks must
be operational, street legal, and currently used to transport cargo to/from the
Port of Baltimore.
- Old trucks must only be scrapped only when
advised to do so by program staff.
What trucks can be purchased?
- Trucks with a 2010 or newer engine and must be a model a 2011 model year or newer.
This program is made possible by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Maryland Port Administration and the Maryland Environmental Service
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