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Trucking Companies Benefit from Over $526,000

Release Date: 04/02/2008
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or

(Dallas, Texas – April 2, 2008) Texas recently awarded over $526,000 in rebates to four trucking companies based in North Texas. The Texas Emissions Reduction Program (TERP) provides financial assistance to help replace or upgrade older heavy-duty equipment and vehicles that emit higher levels of nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollutants. This funding opportunity is only available until April 11.

Denton Brothers Trucking of Collinsville will replace three aging haul trucks in their fleet with newer, cleaner models. TA Services based in Midlothian will use the rebate to replace two forklifts. RD West Trucking of Godley and Valentine Trucking of Burleson will replace one haul truck and one dump truck respectively. These trucking companies benefited from financial assistance to help improve the efficiency of their fleets and equipment, while preventing 59 tons of NOx from polluting the air. Only nine days remain for North Texas businesses, local governments and others to apply for TERP assistance. Help with the application process is available by calling the hotline at (800) 919-TERP (8377).

The TERP serves as a national model for replacing and retrofitting older diesel engines and is managed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports local efforts to encourage participation in TERP as a way to improve air quality in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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