About the Program

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.

Applicants have 60 days to complete the application process.  If all required information has not been provided within that time frame, then the application will be closed.  The applicant then must wait six months before starting the application process over.

Once accepted into the program the participant has 45 days to complete the new truck purchase and to provide all the required documentation.


To replace your vehicle the current program has two key steps.

  • Step 1 – Complete a financial readiness prescreen process with our program partner, Wheaten Financial. Click here for STEP 1.
  • Step 2 – Once qualified through the financial prescreen process, submit a complete application by clicking here for replacements.



  • Intentional falsification of information provided by an applicant with the specific intent to avoid meeting any aspect of the program’s requirements may lead to the individual being prosecuted to the extent allowed under law and may be used as an adverse factor in regards to future applications for rebate awards.
  • The Virginia Port Authority is committed to the integrity of the program and encourages reporting of any known concerns involving any aspect of the program especially related to suspected fraudulent activity. Visit https://www.oig.dot.gov/hotline for more information on suspected fraud.


  MEMORANDUM   To:      Port Trucking Partners From: Sustainability Team Date:   May 12, 2017   Subject: Green Operator Program   In 2006, Virginia’s Green Operator Program became the first voluntary truck replacement program ever developed by a U.S. port.  In the 11 years since its launch, Green Operator is the most successful clean-truck …

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