Which truck dealers are eligible for this program? This program is open to all Dealers. There is no preferred list.
What truck owners are eligible for this program?
Truck owners approved for Clean TRIP funding will have a signed certificate stating eligibility. Contact Clean TRIP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-528-3538 with any questions.
Owner-operators and fleet owners that currently provide drayage truck services to the Port of New Orleans facilities are eligible. Proof of port service is required to participate in this program.
Owners must have owned the truck for at least 12 months.
Independent contractors as well as fleet owners may apply. A maximum of two truck replacements per company are allowed in this round. If two trucks have already been purchased under a separate round of Clean TRIP funding, one additional truck may be purchased with this round of funding. If a fleet has previously replaced one truck under a previous Clean TRIP grant, two additional trucks may be eligible for replacement under this program.
How much grant funding is available?
Clean TRIP provides 50% of the purchase price of each truck, up to $35,000.
What kind of trucks can be purchased?
This program requires owner-operators and small truck fleets to purchase a Class 8 drayage truck with a 2015 engine model year or newer (typically a 2016 model year truck or newer).
How do I know a trucker has been accepted into the program?
They will have a Clean TRIP rebate certificate with a unique certificate number. Clean TRIP participants can be confirmed by contacting Port NOLA Clean TRIP at 504-528-3538 or email@example.com.
What information do I need to provide for the rebate?
Complete the information requested on the Clean TRIP Truck and Dealer Information Form
A copy of an invoice for the truck with all applicable charges for warranty, fees, etc.
A copy of the dealership’s W-9 in order for a rebate check to be made to the dealership
Who receives the rebate?
All rebates are made payable to the dealer directly, according to information on the W-9 and the Truck and Dealer Form. Rebate checks are generally picked up in person by the truck owner at the Port NOLA Administration Building when they are notified:
Hours of Operation: 8am-4pm Monday through Friday Address: Port Administration Building 1350 Port of New Orleans Place New Orleans, LA 70130
When will the rebate be available?
The rebates are issued when all purchase information is submitted ,financing is shown to be available, and old truck scrappage is complete, proven through photo documentation and required paperwork. The rebate check is made payable to the dealership for truck purchase and available when the scrappage is complete.
What is the general process for the program?
Truck owner submits a Clean TRIP application for review of eligibility.
Applicant is notified when they are accepted into Clean TRIP and is issued a rebate certificate.
Clean TRIP Participant identifies a new truck to purchase and works with the dealership and Port NOLA Clean TRIP Staff to document new truck and dealership information needed.
Port NOLA requests funds to cut a check for 50%, up to $35,000 maximum, of the total cost of the truck; the check request may take up to 4 weeks.
Once the rebate check is available, Port NOLA will notify the truck owner to scrap the old truck according to program requirements, and submit photo documentation and required paper work to Port NOLA Clean TRIP.
Staff reviews all documentation and issues the rebate check made to the dealership.
The Clean TRIP Participant can now close on the new truck.
Dealer sends Clean TRIP a copy of the temporary registration and final, signed, bill of sale.
Documentation showing 1 months proof of service to the Port following the new truck purchasemust be provided to successfully complete the Clean TRIP program
How can I get an application?
Printable applications and other forms are available at cleantrip-portno.com
Applications may be picked up from the Port Administration Building (1350 Port of New Orleans Place) or the Circle Building
Call 504-528-3538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request other paperwork that may be needed.
Who do I contact for assistance?
For questions, please call the Clean TRIP hotline at 504.528.3538 or email email@example.com.
How do I submit a Clean TRIP application?
Submit all paperwork electronically (preferred):Clean.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure a confirmation email is received for electronic submission.
Hand deliver or mail paperwork:
Port of New Orleans Clean TRIP Program Port Admin Building 1350 Port of New Orleans Place New Orleans, LA 70130 M-F 8:00am – 4:00pm
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