About the Program

The Virginia Green Operator (GO) 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.

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 or retrofits

To retrofit your vehicle please submit a completed application by visiting that section of this website.

The areas surrounding The Port of Virginia facilities face air quality impacts from the ground transportation of goods. The Port of Virginia has supported drayage  truck replacements and retrofits since 2006. The Port of Virginia piloted Green Operator (GO) program was first in the nation to provide assistance to drayage truck operators by helping them clean up their trucks through a retrofit program and then a replacement program. This voluntary program’s goal is to retrofit or replace five percent of the 2,700 trucks that serve The Port of Virginia facilities. Since its inception in 2006 the GO program has retrofitted or replaced over 400 trucks. Each retrofitted or replaced truck is marked with a Green Operator decal.

The current Green Operator program has funding available through The Port of Virginia with support from the US Department of Transportation, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funding program. Past funding has been provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and The Port of Virginia.

The current GO program is being administered by EcoLogix Group, Inc. with local assistance and input from the Virginia Clean Cities.

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.

To retrofit your vehicle please submit a completed application by visiting that section of this website.

As the various phases of the GO program ended, the program realized the original vision of a successful program with demand for retrofits and replacement rebates exceeding available funding.  The Port of Virginia and Virginia Clean Cities hope to use untapped resources to continue to fund the GO Program.

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Announcements

      Contact:  Michael Phillips Virginia Clean Cities 804-482-1790 mphillips@vacleancities.org Port of Virginia Launches Enhanced Green Operator Program in Partnership with Virginia Clean Cities Up to $20,000 Incentives Toward the Purchase of Drayage Trucks and up to $6,000 Toward Purchase of a Retrofit Device Norfolk, Va. – August 18, 2015 – The newly relaunched …

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