Pewaukee trucking company receives grant from state

Freeman Staff

Dec. 10, 2014

MILWAUKEE - The Department of Administrationís State Energy Office has awarded nearly $1 million to 53 Wisconsin motor carriers to help fund diesel truck idling reduction technologies.

Pewaukee-based Fairway Transit Inc. was awarded $10,400.

To participate in the Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program, the trucking company must be headquartered in Wisconsin.

The State Energy Office provides grants annually to reimburse freight motor carriers up to 50 percent of their cost to purchase and install idling reduction units on their truck-tractor sleeper cab vehicles purchased after 1999. Typical idling reduction devices include auxiliary power units, battery-powered units, diesel-fired heaters, and energy recovery systems which reduce pollutants, including nitrogen oxide and particulate matter.

Since the programís inception in 2007, the State Energy Office has funded the purchase of 2,418 idling reduction units, which it says eliminates the combustion of nearly 22 million gallons of diesel fuel.