Port of Baltimore Dray Truck Replacement Program
A Maryland Port Administration supported program
IMPORTANT: Do not scrap your truck until a program coordinator gives you the go-ahead. 

Vehicle scrapping is an important step in this program and must be done according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines. 

Vehicle engines need to be permanently disabled and rendered no longer usable.

To destroy the engine, drill a minimum ½ inch diameter hole through the exterior of the engine block into:
  • One or more cylinders and
  • Through the top and bottom of the engine intake manifold or 
  • Engine manifold and block may crushed at the scrapyard with a shearing tool.

The truck must arrive at the scrapyard with the chassis attached and the engine intact. It is very important that you do not remove anything from the truck except for personal items. The program cannot release the down payment of funds to the driver until the scrappage is satisfactorily completed and photographed.  

Failure to comply with the above instructions for scrapping will result in the denial of your rebate funds.  

There are 4 pieces of information the Maryland Port Administration needs from the scrapyard: 
  • Before photos
  • After photos,
  • A copy of the receipt from the scrap yard for scrappage, and
  • A photocopy of the front of the check for any payment from the scrapped truck. 

Take your title with you to the scrapyard.  
Take “before” and “after” photographs of your truck.
  • Take a series of “before” photos of the truck;
  • After the engine and chassis have been permanently disabled, you will need to take “after” photos of the scrapped truck showing the following:
    – Engine destruction: Take at least 2 shots (the more photos the better) that are close-up from different angles and another photo back a few feet showing that the engine block has been drilled or sheared (with a little of the truck color showing in the photos).
    – Area of the cut chassis: A close up of the cut (show a little of the color of the truck), and another photo a little further back from the truck. 
  • Receipt from scrappage company. 
    The scrapping company will issue a receipt on company letterhead to the owner/operator with the following information: 
      – the name and contact information of the scrapping company;
      – description of the truck destroyed (make, year), VIN # of scrapped truck;
      – date and method of destruction; 
      – Amount paid for scrappage, if any.
  •   Photocopy of the front of the check from the scrapyard.

This will document that the truck has been disabled. See sample photos of disabled engine and chassis under the Sample Scrappage tab above.   

Photos should be sent electronically to Susan Stephenson at ssstephenson@ecologixgroup.com at the time of destruction to help expedite the truck purchase. 

See scrappage photos below for examples of good engine destruction and documentation. Any questions relating to the destruction or scrappage requirements should be directed to Susan Stephenson at sstephenson@ecologixgroup.com or 410.205.2730.
Example of visible destruction of the engine block
Example of chassis cut in half 1
Example of chassis cut in half 2

  • LKQ Corporation Offers free towing services
    29368 Matthewstown Rd., Easton, MD 21601
    David Milliken 410.713.5282 

  • B & F Towing
    449 Old Airport Rd., New Castle, DE 19720
    Henry Fenimori 302.328.4146 

  • Empire Recycling  (2 locations)

         1100 East Princess  Anne  Rd. Norfolk, VA 23504   
    757.533.9178 Norfolk  

     277 Suburban Drive,  Suffolk, VA 23434
    Steve Mott, 757.925.1115 Suffolk
This list of truck scrappage vendors with regional presence is provided for your convenience only and is based on information available on the Internet.  The Maryland Port Administration, Maryland Environmental Service, and EcoLogix Group, Inc., have not evaluated any truck scrappage vendor in connection with the  Dray Truck Replacement Program, do not recommend or endorse any truck scrappage, vendor and do not vouch for the accuracy of the information provided in this list.
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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