Cascade Sierra offers funding

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Cascade Sierra Solutions has about $20 million in funding available to help small trucking companies and owner-operators upgrade or replace their trucks to save fuel and reduce emissions. Combining funding from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant and a partnership of socially responsible investors, CSS will deploy the funds to finance truck and/or trailer replacements, SmartWay-verified equipment upgrades and other clean diesel retrofits for in-use vehicles.

Financing is available for vehicles based and operating anywhere in the United States and works with state truck replacement incentive programs where a scrap vehicle is required. CSS has information regarding a variety of state grant programs for trucking companies, including Carl Moyer VIP grants for California-based trucking operations; the ports of Tacoma, Wash., and Charleston, S.C.; and a U.S. Department of Energy grant to finance plug-in equipment.

Information is available by calling 541-302-0900 or 866-345-3390, or by visiting CSS offices in Seattle, Tacoma, Charleston and Portland and Coburg, Ore.