Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Seattle Port to Hold Truck Replacement Meeting

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Seattle says it will conduct a meeting with drayage truckers regarding the port’s new Truck Scrapping & Replacement Program, known as ScRAPS 2, later this month.

An open house is scheduled for 5:30 pm, followed by a 6 pm presentation on April 17 at the Georgetown campus of South Seattle Community College, 6737 Corson Ave. South, Seattle. Validated parking and light refreshments will be provided.

The port is expected to launch ScRAPS 2 in May. The program, partially funded by federal and state grants, is expected to provide up to $20,000 to owners who scrap old drayage trucks and replace them with trucks with model-year 2007 or newer engines. The current level of funding will provide incentives for about 180 trucks.

The project is expected to run through mid-2015 or until funds are depleted. The port says the program and application processes are still in the design stages.

Starting in January 2018, all drayage trucks accessing the Port of Seattle are required to have engines that are model-year 2007 or newer, or that meet 2007 federal emission standards. The April 17 meeting will take a look at the guidelines and application requirements for the ScRAPS 2 program, as well as provide an outlook on Seattle’s 2014 cargo business.

Those with questions about the program or upcoming meeting can call a Clean Truck Hotline at (206) 787-6888 or email cleantrucks@portseattle.org.