Green Freight Assessment Program

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The Green Freight Assessment Program provides contributions up to $10,000 to Canadian companies to review the state of their fleets to help make informed decisions to reduce their fuel costs, and their greenhouse gas emissions.

Learn about the Green Freight Assessment Program
Learn how this program can help your company identify solutions for reducing operating costs and emissions.

Implementation Program
Find out how the program can help you upgrade your fleet when following recommendations received through a Green Freight Assessment!

How to apply
The deadline to apply has passed. We will be opening a second round of applications in Spring 2019.

Case Studies
Browse through the top performing and most improved companies and see how their results were achieved.

Apply now!
The deadline to apply for your green freight assessment has now passed.
Visit us again in Spring 2019 as we will be opening a second round of applications!

 

What is the Green Freight Assessment Program?

The Green Freight Assessment Program (GFAP) is designed with Canadian fleets in mind! Industry consultations have identified financial challenges and lack of information as the main barrier for implementing emission-reducing strategies. GFAP will help eliminate these barriers and help Canadian companies make informed decisions specific to their operations. 

This program offers contributions of up to $10,000 for companies who are ready to take a deep dive into their operations. The assessment will determine the company’s performance baseline and build scenarios to test strategies to identify solutions for poor performing areas of their fleet and operations. 

What can a Green Freight Assessment do for your company?

A Green Freight Assessment will help your company review its operations to determine where there are opportunities for improvement. This assessment will not only look at the fleet portrait as a whole, but also identify behavioural and operational opportunities that may be available to optimize business operations. This is more than just adding side skirts! The recommendations will help business owners and operators make informed decisions to ultimately reduce operating costs and increase profits while having a positive impact on the environment.

Implementation Program

Since the launch of the Green Freight Assessment Program in Spring 2018, NRCan has supported many freight assessments for Canadian companies. Surveys indicate that further financial assistance is needed to  help companies implement select recommendations from their assessments. The Green Freight Assessment Implementation Program (or simply ‘Implementation Program’) will do precisely that.

NRCan will provide cost-sharing contributions to help fleets implement fuel saving and fuel switching technologies. Recommendations received through a freight assessment will help companies make data-driven investment decisions to help reduce their fuel costs, and in turn, their environmental impact. The implementation project will demonstrate how a fleet assessment can positively influence the way in which companies invest in fuel reduction initiatives, resulting in greater savings

For this initiative, NRCan will provide up to 50% of the funding towards fuel reducing technologies and/or up to 50% of the incremental value of a vehicle that utilizes lower carbon fuels. Participating companies will be responsible for contributing the remaining 50% which can include cash contributions, in-kind contributions (e.g. installation, training, etc.) or contributions from other levels of government.

To be eligible for NRCan funding in this round, costs must be incurred prior to March 31st, 2019.

Verification of your 3rd party assessment, which must have been completed after January 1st, 2018, will be required as part of your application process.

Should you have any questions, please email: nrcan.freightassessment-evaluationdeflotte.rncan@canada.ca

Case Studies – Coming soon!

What drove a company to a successful Green Freight Assessment? How did a company who was a low-performer succeed amongst their peers? The voluntary case studies will explore high performing fleets who found success through GFAP and highlight the decision and improvements that resulted in their environmental stewardship.