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Air-improving truck replacement program scraps 200th vehicle

June 6, 2016

The Seaport Truck Scrappage and Replacements for Air in Puget Sound 2 (ScRAPS 2) is a joint program of the Northwest Seaport Alliance and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency to reduce diesel particulate emissions in the region. The ScRAPS 2 incentive program helps drayage truck owners purchase newer, lower-emission trucks to improve regional air quality. The program supports the NWSA Clean Truck Program’s target for all port-bound trucks to have model year 2007 or newer engines by January 1, 2018.

About 2,500 trucks visit NWSA terminals daily. Trucks with engines built after 2007 emit 10 times less particulate pollution than older ones. The PSCAA and NWSA estimate that taking 200 older trucks off Puget Sound roads will result in an annual reduction of nine tons of diesel particulates and 114 tons of nitrogen oxides. The program has funding to replace an additional 125 trucks.