Clean Freight Consultants

What Qualifies

Assessment Type

Basic Third-Party Assessment

Criteria

The Third-Party Assessment must meet criteria for a Basic Fleet Assessment outlined in NRCan’s Fleet Energy Assessment Checklist. This assessment explores fleet retrofits and small-scale logistical best practice projects.

Grant Amount

50% of the cost up to a maximum $250,000

Aerodynamics Retrofits

Device

Side Skirt

Description

A device installed on the underside of a trailer to reduce air flow and turbulence in front of the rear wheels.

Yearly Fuel Savings

Up to 5%

Grant amount

50% up to max of $2,500 per device

Trailer Top and Side Kits

A rear device that reduces the drag from the low-pressure wake behind the trailer.
Expected yearly fuel savings – up to 4%

Up to 4%

50% up to max of $2,500 per device
Under Fairing
A device installed under the trailer, but unlike a skirt that reduces air flow, this device channels it to reduce turbulence.
Up to 5% to 7%
50% up to a max of $2,000 per device
Tractor-Trailer Gap Reducer
A device that reduces drag by redirecting or blocking less air compared to conventional splash guards.

Up to 1% to 3%

50% up to a max of $1,000 per device
Aerodynamic Splash Guard
A device that reduces drag by redirecting or blocking less air compared to conventional splash guards.

Up to 1%

50% up to a max of $80 per device

Anti-Idling Retrofits

Device

Cab Heater

Description

Device provides heating, reducing the need for idling the primary engine to power onboard systems.

Yearly Fuel Savings

Depends on type – up to 5% to 10%

Grant amount

50% up to a max of $2,000 per device

Cab Cooler
Device provides cooling, reducing the need for idling the primary engine to power onboard systems.
Depends on type – up to 5% to 10%
50% up to a max of $3,000 per device
Coolant Heater
Device is mounted in the engine compartment and uses the truck’s integrated heat-transfer system to draw fuel from the fuel tank to heat the vehicle’s coolant, and pumps the heated coolant through the engine, radiator, and heater box.
Depends on type – up to 5% to 10%
50% up to a max of $1,500 per device

Auxiliary Power Units Retrofits

Device

Diesel/conventional APU

Description

Provides electricity and heating, ventilation and air conditioning from a smaller diesel engine, instead of the main engine, which burns less fuel to provide the same services.

Yearly Fuel Savings

Depends on type – up to 5% to 10%

Grant amount

50% up to a max of $10,000 per device
Electric APU
Provides electricity and in some cases HVAC without burning any fuel during operation.
Depends on type – up to 5% to 10%
50% up to a max of $10,000 per device
Electric APU paired with solar panel
Provides electricity without burning any fuel during operation, paired with solar panels to supplement other power sources
Depends on type – up to 5% to 10%
50% up to a max of $10,000 per device

Tires Retrofits

Device

Low rolling resistant tires

Description

New low rolling resistance tires, whether in a dual or a wide-base configuration, will save significant amounts of fuel when compared to tires that are not designed for low rolling resistance.

Yearly Fuel Savings

Depends on type – up to 1% to 3%

Grant amount

20% up to a max of $500 per device, maximum grant of $10,000 per year

Automatic tire inflation system
Device monitors tire inflation pressure relative to a pre-set target and re-inflates tires whenever the detected pressure is below the target level.

2%

50% up to a max of $1,000 per device
Tire pressure monitoring system
Low tire pressure monitoring systems improve commercial motor vehicle safety and fuel economy by automatically measuring and indicating air pressure and relaying tire air pressure information to the operator.

2%

50% up to a max of $1,000 per device

Other Devices

Device

Diesel-electric refrigeration units

Description

Hybrid refrigeration unit that reduces demand from main diesel engine to cool contents of trailer.

Yearly Fuel Savings

30% fuel reduction if upgrading reefer

Grant amount

50% up to a max of $15,000 per device
Electric refrigeration units
Electric refrigeration unit that eliminates demand from main diesel engine to cool contents of trailer.

100% or reefer fuel consumption

50% up to a max of $12,000 per device
Telematics device
Device that is used to collect real-time data using the mix of sensors, GPS technology, and onboard diagnostic codes.

up to 5%

50% up to a max of $700 per device

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