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Green Freight Assessment Program

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The Call for Assessment Project proposals for the Green Freight Assessment Program is now closed. Thank you for your interest.


The Call for Implementation Project proposals for the Green Freight Assessment Program is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

In 2016, heavy-duty vehicles accounted for 37% of Canada’s transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions and 9% of the total country’s emissions. Canada is identifying pathways for reducing emissions from on-road freight while ensuring the competitiveness of the transportation sector. A key part of these reductions will be obtained from Heavy Duty Vehicle (HDV) fleets adopting newer technologies, companies purchasing alternatively fueled vehicles and implementing operational best practices.

Through the Green Freight Assessment Program (GFAP), the Government of Canada is investing $3.4M over four years to help companies receive a third-party green freight assessment, and improve a fleet’s efficiency by implementing the recommendations outlined in their assessment. This is achieved through two initiatives: Green Freight Assessments and Green Freight Implementation.

Significant progress has been made in addressing the barriers companies face when deciding how to implement emission-reducing strategies. We are encouraged by our strong partnerships with the transportation industry as well as our provincial counterparts and look forward to building and facilitating new strategic partnerships.

To date, GFAP has provided contributions towards the assessment of over 3000 trucks. Additionally, the Program has supported the implementation of 250 fuel-reduction activities, as well as the purchase of 7 natural gas heavy duty vehicles, helping companies switch to lower carbon trucks.


The Green Freight Assessment Program (GFAP) is designed with Canadian fleets in mind! Fuel-efficient fleets mean long term benefits for companies. Industry consultations have identified financial challenges and lack of information as the main barrier for implementing emission-reducing strategies. GFAP encourages informed decision making specific to business operations, helping offset the upfront cost and risk of investing in fuel reducing technologies and activities.

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Service Standards

Our goal is to achieve our service standards a minimum of 80% of the time under normal circumstances:

  • Respond to general inquiries made to our phone number or email address before the end of the next business day.
  • Review the completeness of your application reply within 5 business days.
  • Assess your application and send you an approval or a rejection notification letter within 40 business days of the end the Request for Project Proposals deadline.
  • Send you a draft contribution agreement for review within 30 business days of issuing the Letter of Conditional Approval.
  • Review your payment claim within 15 business days.
  • Send you a payment within 30 business days of receipt of a duly completed and documented payment claim.
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