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Haul Trucks in Dallas Cleaning the Air

Release Date: 04/03/2008
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or

(Dallas, Texas – April 3, 2008) Seven small businesses based in Dallas will soon be operating newer haul trucks to help clear the air of 69 tons of nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollutants thanks to nearly $700,000 in rebates awarded by the state. Haul trucks provide essential services such as moving construction material and removing debris to landfills or recycling relocations. Haul trucks are active throughout North Texas, so it is important to reduce emissions of NOx while they operate. Over $110 million in grants through the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) is available to help other local businesses like these replace or upgrade older heavy-duty equipment and vehicles. This funding is available only for a limited time and applications must be submitted by April 11.

To help last minute applicants, a TERP assistance session will be held on April 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the North Central Texas Council of Governments located in Arlington at 616 Six Flags Drive. Assistance is also 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.

Rebate Recipient Award Tons of NOx Removed

Cima Transportation $101,276 10.7
Saturnino Rodriguez $106,816 10.7
Sandra Hernandez $110,645 11.1
Morris Hyman $111,793 11.2
David Gonzalez $107,582 10.8
Robert Earl Jones $111,793 11.2
Donald Ray Jackson $ 42,269 4.2

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