1. Who is eligible for
contractors 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 still eligible.
- Owner-operators must currently provide drayage truck services to the
Port of Baltimore. Proof of port service is required to participate in this
2. How is port service
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 card 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 prove port service.
3. How much grant funding
The program provides up
to $30,000 toward a newer truck.
4. What kind of trucks
can be purchased?
program requires owner-operators to purchase a truck with a 2010 or newer
engine and a 2011 or newer model year truck.
5. What is the purpose of
The purpose of this program is to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases associated with the transport of
goods to and from the Port of Baltimore.
6. Can I apply for
funding for more than one truck?
Each truck must meet the eligibility requirements.
you need space for additional trucks on your application, attach additional
sheets of paper. Write the owner’s name on each sheet and attach to the
7. What are the
eligibility requirements for the trucks?
- Trucks must be model year 1993-2006.
must have been owned for at least one year, verified by the date on the title.
- The truck must be “street legal.” This means the truck must be
drive-able on the date that it is scrapped. This also means the truck must have
a current registration and insurance.
title must indicate “No Liens” or have a “Lien Release.”
trucks must be scrapped. Any proceeds from the scrap metal will
be applied toward the purchase of the truck.
8. I just bought an old
truck – can I replace it with a newer truck through this program?
Trucks must be owned by the applicant for at least one year before the truck
is eligible for this program.
9. My truck just broke
down – can I replace it with a newer truck through this program?
Trucks must be drive-able on the day of scrappage.
10. What is included in a
complete application package?
- A signed application.
copy (front and back) of a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC).
copy of the current truck title and registration.
photograph of the current truck with license plates clearly legible.
letter showing you have been pre-approved for a loan to cover the remaining cost of the new truck.
acceptance into the program, a proof of purchase in the form of a paid invoice
for a truck
with a 2010 or newer engine and 2011 or newer model year will be
required before a rebate is issued.
11. How can I tell if I
will qualify for financing for the balance of the truck price?
Approval for financing
is solely the decision of the financial institutions and is generally based
upon your credit report and credit score. A credit report is a record of your
credit history. Other factors may be reviewed by the financial institution
before financing is approved. Below you will find a list of questions that are
commonly asked by financial institutions when reviewing financing applications.
Please consider these
questions before you choose to pursue participating in the Dray Truck Replacement Program.
you had a bankruptcy within the last 4 years?
you have a foreclosure or lien in your recent financial history?
- Do you have an open federal tax lien?
you have a prior repossession in your past?
your credit score below 600?
you consistently pay bills late?
Answering yes to any or
all of these questions may impact your chance of obtaining financing, but ultimately
the decision is up to the financing institutions.
12. When should I buy my
staff will contact you after you are accepted into the program. At this time,
you will receive an acceptance packet with instructions for how to proceed with
the purchase of your truck.
NOT purchase a new truck prior to program approval or you risk making your
truck ineligible for the program.
13. When should I scrap my old truck?
staff will contact you after you are accepted into the program to give you more
details on how and when to scrap your truck. A checklist for documenting the
scrappage process will be provided to you.
NOT scrap your truck without program approval or you risk making your truck
ineligible for the program.
14. How can I get an application?
- Go to the application page to apply online or click here to download an application.
the truck hotline at 410.205.2730 to request an application.
15. Who do I contact for
For questions, please
call the truck hotline at 410.205.2730. You will be contacted by staff within one business day.