Carl Moyer Program: Truck Improvement/Modernization Benefitting Emission Reductions (TIMBER) Program

This page last reviewed February 27, 2014

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Truck Improvement/Modernization Benefitting Emission Reductions (TIMBER) Program

The Truck Improvement/Modernization Benefitting Emission Reductions (TIMBER) Program takes the current criteria of the Carl Moyer Porgam Fleet Modernization program and streamlines the requirements for both participants and air districts.  The goal of the TIMBER program is to provide funding opportunities to quickly replace their older, heavy-duty log trucks earlier than would otherwise be required by regulation.  Fleet owners that operate log trucks may be eligible for funding towards the purchase of a replacement truck that has a 2010 or newer engine.  Eligible applicants must select the Truck and Bus Regulation Log Truck Phase-In Option and
be registered in the TRUCRS database by January 31, 2014.  Applicants must also meet additional eligibility criteria, as stated in the factsheet below, to be eligible for TIMBER Program funding.

TIMBER Program Factsheet (PDF- 548 KB)

TIMBER Guidelines (PDF- 746 KB)

Participating Air Districts and Dealerships

Register for the Log Truck Phase-In Option on the Truck Stop website.

Truck owners can be based anywhere in California and get applications from one of the participating dealerships to apply for a grant. Click below to locate a participating air district or dealership. Additional participating dealerships will be added as they become available.


Projects Eligible for Funding

The following is a list of minimum participation criteria and project types eligible for the TIMBER Program.

Minimum Participation Criteria
Must select the Log Truck Phase-In Option and register in the TRUCRS database by January 31, 2014
Owned and operated in California 75% of the time for the previous 2 years
Log trucks meeting the definition and criteria in the Statewide Truck & Bus Regulation at California Code of Regulations, Title 13, section 2025(d)39 
Operating a minimum of 7,000 miles per year or consuming 1,200 gallons of diesel fuel per year during the previous two years
Replacement vehicle has a 2010 or newer engine that is at or below 0.50 g/bhp-hr NOx and 0.01 g/bhp-hr PM
New log truck must have a minimum annual usage of 7,000 miles (or fuel equivalent)

 *See participating dealership for complete details.*

Eligible Project Types: TIMBER

New Replacement Vehicle Purchase The scrappage of an existing log truck and purchase of a new 2010 engine model year or later log tuck with an engine certified to a Family Emissions Limit (FEL) or Standard (STD) level of 0.50 grams per brake horsepower hour (g/bhp-hr) Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) and 0.01 g/bhp-hr Particulate Matter (PM) or cleaner engine to replace the existing vehicle that is to be scrapped.

Carl Moyer Program Funding Amounts

Listed below are the funding amounts for each eligible TIMBER project type as described in the 2011 Carl Moyer Program Guidelines.

Maximum Funding Amounts for Carl Moyer TIMBER Projects
(Cost-effectiveness may limit funding amount)

ProjectFunding Range Amounts
(Per piece of equipment)
Truck Replacement Up to $60,000


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