Truckers driving into the Port of Charleston have a new rebate program to help them save on gas and give South Carolina a break in air pollutants at the same time.
“This is another one of those win-win’s where we can have something that has an environmental benefit, but also makes good business sense. For every truck that has an auxillary power unit on it, basically a generator, they can cut their fuel usage by eight percent. So, it’s really a win-win, it’s a way, ya know with fuel continuing to probably inch up over the next several months, you can save some money for your business,” says Byron Miller with the South Carolina Ports Authority.
Miller says the Authority has a “Pledge for Growth” initiative that calls for cleaner air with lower emissions. He says this green program is the latest environmental measure that is just a step forward in reaching cleaner air for South Carolina. The program is funded in parts through a federal grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as a match from the local trucking company.