On-Road Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Air District funding is available through the Carl Moyer Program to help vehicle fleet owners to replace, repower, or convert their trucks or buses with newer, lower-emission equipment.

Updated 12/5/2017

Project Types

The Air District is currently accepting applications for On-Road Heavy-Duty Vehicle projects. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible equipment until all funds have been allocated. Applications must be complete to be considered for funding.

Truck Replacement

Replace heavy-duty trucks, buses, transit vehicles, solid waste vehicles, utility trucks, emergency vehicles and other on-road vehicles (GVWR greater than 14,000 lbs) in compliant fleets with the cleanest-emissions vehicle available, including zero-emissions vehicles. Grants ranging from $10,000 to $200,000 are available for vehicle replacement projects. Replacement vehicles must be equipped with an engine certified to meet or exceed 2010 engine-emissions standards. Funding is available for the following vehicle replacement projects:

  • Replace compliant heavy-duty trucks, buses, public agency or utility vehicles, or emergency vehicles with equipment certified to meet or exceed California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2010 engine-emissions standards (0.01 grams per brake horsepower hour [g/bhp-hr] of particulate matter [PM] and 0.20 g/bhp-hr of oxides of nitrogen [NOx] emissions or cleaner [including optional low-NOx {see below} or zero-emissions]).
  • Replace compliant solid waste or transit vehicles with equipment that meets or exceeds CARB optional low-NOx engine-emissions standards of 0.10 g/bhp-hr, 0.05 g/bhp-hr or 0.02 g/bhp-hr of NOx, or is zero-emissions.
  • Two-for-one options (replace two vehicles with one new one) are also available

Engine Repower or Equipment Conversion

Replace the engine in an existing heavy-duty vehicle (GVWR greater than 14,000 lbs) in compliant fleets with one that meets or exceeds 2010 engine-emissions standards, or convert the motive power system of the existing vehicle to hybrid or to operate on alternative fuels or with zero-emissions. Grants ranging from $7,500 to $200,000 are available for engine repowers or conversions. Based on the California air quality regulation applicable to the vehicle, some repower or conversion projects may be limited to optional low-NOx or zero-emissions repowers or conversions. Funding is available for the following types of projects: 

  • Repower or convert compliant heavy-duty trucks, buses, public agency or utility vehicles, or emergency vehicles with equipment certified to meet or exceed CARB 2010 engine-emissions standards (0.01 grams per brake horsepower hour [g/bhp-hr] of particulate matter [PM] and 0.20 g/bhp-hr of oxides of nitrogen [NOx] emissions or cleaner [including optional low-NOx {see below} or zero-emissions]).
  • Repower or convert compliant solid waste or transit vehicles with equipment that meets optional low-NOx emissions standards of 0.10 g/bhp-hr, 0.05 g/bhp-hr or 0.02 g/bhp-hr of NOx, or is zero-emissions.

Battery-Charging and Alternative Fueling Infrastructure

As part of a vehicle replacement or engine repower or conversion project as described above, applicants can also request funding to install, convert, or expand battery-charging stations or alternative fuel stations to support funded equipment that is electric or alternative-fueled. Infrastructure funding limits are based on the power source and/or public accessibility of the installed equipment, as follows:

Maximum Percentage of Eligible Costs Infrastructure Project Type
50% All projects
65% Wind/Solar-Powered* projects

Note: *At least 50 percent of the energy provided by the project must be generated from wind or solar power.

Eligible projects

  • Battery charging stations – install new, convert or expand existing battery charging stations
  • Alternative fueling stations – install new, convert or expand existing hydrogen or natural gas fueling stations
  • Other project types may be eligible on a case-by-case basis. Contact our staff to discuss.

Eligible costs of infrastructure projects include costs of design and engineering, equipment (including non-grid power system), installation, and meters or data loggers. Eligible projects must comply with all applicable laws, be located in the Air District's jurisdictional boundaries, meet site ownership, equipment specification, and other Carl Moyer Program and Air District requirements.

Applications are accepted for on-road equipment operating within the Air District’s boundaries, with priority given to those operating in areas highlighted in the Priority Community Map.

General Project Requirements

  • Public or private organizations that own a variety of equipment types are encouraged to apply for grants in other categories, especially if the application includes fueling or charging infrastructure.
  • Fleets with 10 or fewer trucks can apply for any project type, and fleets with more than 10 trucks must select optional Low-NOx or zero-emission equipment.
  • The existing vehicle must have an engine model year of 2009 or older. Equipment with a 2010 baseline engine that is being replaced by a low-NOx or zero-emissions engine may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Applicants must document compliance with applicable California air quality regulations at the time of application and maintain compliance throughout the project term.
  • Equipment must operate at least 30 percent of its annual mileage in the Bay Area and at least 75 percent of the time in California.
  • Voucher applicants must apply through Air District Certified dealers only and all projects must use only Air District Certified dismantlers for the scrapping of old/existing equipment.
  • Applicants are required to document at least 24 months (prior to application) of equipment ownership, mileage/usage, California DMV registration, and insurance.
  • Funded projects must result in emissions reductions that are surplus (extra) to existing regulations, laws, ordinances and agreements: incentives cannot be used to bring a fleet or equipment into compliance. Emission credits from funded CMP projects may not be used by a fleet owner for compliance until deadlines established by CARB.
  • Funding eligibility is based on the proposed project meeting minimum calculated emissions reduction and cost-effectiveness requirements under the current CMP Guidelines.
  • All projects selected for funding must comply with inspection and audit requirements of the current CMP Guidelines, and payment of the voucher or grant will occur only after verification the project complies with all CMP requirements.
  • Grants are not paid for purchases or work completed prior to Air District execution of a voucher or contract for the project. Starting work or ordering equipment prior to execution of the project’s voucher or contract will VOID the project and funding will be cancelled.
  • Baseline (existing) equipment must be destroyed/scrapped at the completion of the project.
  • Replacement equipment must be purchased, not leased (use conventional financing).
  • The Air District will file a Uniform Commercial Code-1 Financial Statement (lien) for contracted (non-voucher) CMP projects at the time of grant payment, applicable for the duration of the project term.
  • All projects paid a grant or voucher are required to operate the funded equipment according to terms of the voucher program requirements or signed grant agreement as applicable.
  • All projects paid a voucher or grant are required to submit annual reports to the Air District.

Rules and Regulations

Funding cannot be used for upgrades or equipment purchases that are already required by an existing regulation, local ordinance, or contract. However, funding may be available for projects that comply at least one to three years in advance. Verify eligibility by identifying the regulations your truck is subject to.

CARB has adopted statewide truck and bus regulations to reduce emissions of diesel particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, and other criteria pollutants from in-use on-road vehicles. These regulations affect the eligibility of all on-road, heavy-duty diesel-fueled and alternative diesel-fueled vehicles operated in California with a GVWR greater than 14,000 pounds.

Applicants applying for On-Road Program funding must document current fleet compliance. Questions about CARB regulations or compliance must be directed to CARB staff at 1-866-6DIESEL (866-634-3735) or . Air District staff does not have access to compliance reporting records and cannot answer questions about a specific fleet’s compliance. 

Co-Funding with Other Incentives

Additional funding may be available for your on-road vehicle project. Private fleet owners may co-fund up to 85 percent of project costs and public fleet owners may co-fund up to 100 percent of project costs by matching additional funds from other incentive programs with CMP grants. Non-state co-funding sources may be available to cover the 15-percent private fleet match. Co-funded projects must meet the requirements for each funding source.

Incentive programs change frequently – more information is available on the CARB Truckstop Website

How to Apply

  1. Determine your vehicle’s eligibility for the program.
  2. Identify the project type for your vehicle.
  3. Gather the required information about the project vehicle(s) and replacement equipment (e.g., vendor quotes). 
  4. The Air District has contracted with Bay Area vehicle dealers to assist applicants in applying for equipment replacement projects. The Air District will also work with non-contracted dealers, on a case-by-case basis, for projects where the proposed equipment is for advanced technology (e.g., zero-emissions equipment) and/or is not available locally.
  5. Submit the completed application and required documentation.
  6. Applications that are determined to be complete will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis and will be accepted until all funds are allocated.

BAAQMD Approved On-Road Dealerships

Dealer NameLocationPhonetable-mobile-only-column
Coast Counties Peterbilt (Attn: Barry Lamanna)1740 N. 4th Street/
San Jose, CA 95112
408-591-4130
Coast Counties Peterbilt (Attn: Barry Lamanna)
Location:
1740 N. 4th Street/
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone:
408-591-4130
Coast Counties Peterbilt (Attn: Barry Lamanna)260 Doolittle Drive/
San Leandro, CA 94577
408-591-4130
Coast Counties Peterbilt (Attn: Barry Lamanna)
Location:
260 Doolittle Drive/
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone:
408-591-4130
Coast Counties Peterbilt (Attn: Barry Lamanna)7675 Conde Lane /
Windsor, CA 95492
408-591-4130
Coast Counties Peterbilt (Attn: Barry Lamanna)
Location:
7675 Conde Lane /
Windsor, CA 95492
Phone:
408-591-4130
Golden Gate Truck Center (Attn: Russell Gebhard, Mateo Diaz, Ernie Contreras, or Bob Baldwin)8200 Baldwin Street/
Oakland, CA 94621
510-759-9479, 650-732-0339, 707-365-9005, or 510-409-4938
Golden Gate Truck Center (Attn: Russell Gebhard, Mateo Diaz, Ernie Contreras, or Bob Baldwin)
Location:
8200 Baldwin Street/
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone:
510-759-9479, 650-732-0339, 707-365-9005, or 510-409-4938
Monarch Truck Center (Attn: Tiffany Benton)195 N. 30th St./
San Jose, CA 95116
408-275-0500
Monarch Truck Center (Attn: Tiffany Benton)
Location:
195 N. 30th St./
San Jose, CA 95116
Phone:
408-275-0500
NorCal Kenworth (Attn: David Cedillo)1755 Adams Avenue/
San Leandro, CA 94577
510-746-5281
NorCal Kenworth (Attn: David Cedillo)
Location:
1755 Adams Avenue/
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone:
510-746-5281
NorCal Kenworth (Attn: Rob Richter-Vitale)16715 Condit Road/
Morgan Hill CA 95037
408-500-3416
NorCal Kenworth (Attn: Rob Richter-Vitale)
Location:
16715 Condit Road/
Morgan Hill CA 95037
Phone:
408-500-3416
Peterson Trucks, Inc. (Attn: Russ Thielen)2718 Teagarden Street /
San Leandro, CA 94577
510-618 5557
Peterson Trucks, Inc. (Attn: Russ Thielen)
Location:
2718 Teagarden Street /
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone:
510-618 5557
TEC of California, Inc. (Attn: Adam VanderBee) 8099 S. Coliseum Way/
Oakland, CA 94621
510-577-5515
TEC of California, Inc. (Attn: Adam VanderBee)
Location:
8099 S. Coliseum Way/
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone:
510-577-5515
TEC of California, Inc. (Attn: Jason Trimm)400 Cesar Chavez Street /
San Francisco, CA 94124
510-577-5520
TEC of California, Inc. (Attn: Jason Trimm)
Location:
400 Cesar Chavez Street /
San Francisco, CA 94124
Phone:
510-577-5520

NOTE: The table of Air District approved dealerships above will be updated as new program participants are identified. 

BAAQMD Approved On-Road Dismantlers

Dealer NameLocationPhonetable-mobile-only-column
Specialty Truck Parts Inc (Attn: Roger Stanton)1605 Industrial Avenue/
San Jose, CA 95112
408-998-7272
Specialty Truck Parts Inc (Attn: Roger Stanton)
Location:
1605 Industrial Avenue/
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone:
408-998-7272

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Additional Information

Learn more about on-road truck funding, including project type and funding details, regulatory information, and application requirements.

Other Air District funding sources for on-road truck projects include the Transportation Fund for Clean Air, and Goods Movement Program.

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