Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Incentive Program



Transportation, Department of City
Businesses that own transport refrigeration units (TRU) can now receive funding for up to 50% or a maximum of $10,000 per TRU from the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT). Funds are for purchasing Tier 4 Final engines or other ultra-low-emissions engines.

Businesses that want to receive funding must know that:
  • Applications are currently being accepted for a “wait list” for interested applicants if/when funding becomes available again;
  • Businesses have up to 6 months to complete installations of the new TRUs;
  • Businesses can apply for a maximum of 10 TRUs.
To qualify for funding, make sure that trailers and TRUs meet the following requirements:
  • Trailers must be stationary;
  • Businesses must have owned the trailer for at least a year;
  • The trailer cannot have been manufactured before 1992;
  • The engine must be certified as Tier 0, Tier 1, or Tier 2 emissions standard;
  • TRUs must be in service; and
  • TRU must meet other inspection standards for eligibility.
The replacement TRU purchased with funds must:
  • Be purchased as new;
  • Have a Tier 4 Final or ultra-low-emissions engine;
  • Be electric standby, hybrid-electric, or electric only;
  • Have a proof of warranty;
  • Be installed by an approved vendor;
  • Not exceed 50 horsepower; and
  • Meet other requirements for eligibility.
Businesses must currently be in the Hunts Point area of the Bronx to be eligible.

The DOT administers the program through TetraTech. Contact TetraTech for more information.

For more information, contact:

Phone: 877-310-2733

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