Program Updates!

The Green Operator Program is pleased to announce changes to its eligibility requirements and incentive amounts!

October 23, 2023

The Green Operator program is pleased to announce three significant changes:

Rebate Incentive – Effective immediately, the rebate incentive amount has been increased to 50% of the cost of the new truck, up to a maximum of $35,000/truck with the following caveat:

  • The new truck must have an Engine Model Year (EMY) of 2017 or newer to be eligible for the maximum rebate of $35,000/truck
  • If the newer truck has an EMY of 2014, 2015, or 2016, the maximum rebate amount remains $30,000/truck

Truck Eligibility – Trucks eligible for replacement have been expanded as follows:

  • Previously, current trucks eligible for replacement had to have an EMY of 2006 or older
    • Now, current trucks eligible for replacement can have an EMY of 2009 or older, however the new replacement truck must have an Engine Model Year of 2017 or newer in order to qualify for the new maximum incentive amount of $35,000/truck
    • Further, current trucks with an EMY of 2010 or newer can be replaced as long as the newer truck has an EMY of 2021 or newer

New Truck Ownership

  • The program now requires that new trucks service Port of Virginia facilities for two (2) years after being purchased.

Looking for more information on the program? We have a video for you!

View the video below to hear Ecologix’s Senior Associate, Ed Mihalski, provide a program overview, and past program participant, Sephora Roberson, share her experiences with the Green Operator Program. Click the image below or the link here to view the video!

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About the Program

December 10, 2021

The Green Operator program is pleased to announce two changes to program operations. 

Applicant Eligibility – Changes truck operational verification from requiring a video of the engine tag/serial number to only require submissions of a still engine photo showing the engine tag/serial number.  Please note we still need a video showing the truck moving forward and backward and showing the truck’s VIN number.

Rebate Request Submission – Program administrators will start processing the rebate request while waiting for the title documentation from the participant. We expect this change could reduce the time from rebate request submission to rebate check issuance by about 4 weeks. 


The Virginia Green Operator program is a public-private, voluntary program that aims to reduce the amount of air pollution from drayage trucks in the state of Virginia.   For more information, call the Operator Hotline at 804-482-1790 today.

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The Green Operator program has replaced over 400 trucks with older engine model years with 2007 and newer trucks that have cleaner EPA approved engine technologies.  This has been a great success.  For more information on replacement assistance up to $30,000, visit our Replacements page.

Request for Decals

The Port of Virginia now offers decals for new or clean trucks that meet 2010 EPA standards that were not purchased or retrofitted under the Green Operator Program.  Visit our Request for Decal page or call the Green Operator Hotline:  804-482-1790.