News – Since July 2017, the Green Operator program has successfully committed $730,000 to replace older vehicles with modernized lower emissions trucks. As a result of this early success, we have almost exhausted the remaining funds.

The Green Operator program will continue accepting applications and hold them in a que pending the availability of funds in the next fiscal year.


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

New equipment must only be purchased after you have been accepted into the program AND only when instructed to do so by EcoLogix.   If the truck is purchased before acceptance into the program OR before directed by program staff it will not be an eligible purchase.

The truck being replaced must be scrapped.  Preference is for the truck to be scrapped at a commercial scrappage facility.  If the applicant prefers to self-scrap, the scrappage must be witnessed by program staff and the owner must provide a copy of a salvage title along with the scrappage photos.

Eligible Applicants

  • Independent Owner Operators as well as Fleet Owners may apply.

Trucks Eligible To be Replaced

  • Provides drayage service to The Port of Virginia facilities.
  • Must be operable.
  • Engine model year 2006 or older, Class 8 vehicles with a GVWR of 33,000 pounds or more.
  • Owned by the applicant for at least one year, verified by date on title.
  • Operable on the date that it is authorized for scrappage.
  • Have current vehicle registration and proof of valid insurance coverage.Must be free of any liens.
  • The truck must be able to drive forward and backward at least 25 feet. Please click HERE for a sample operational video.

General Requirements for Applications

  • Complete applications will be reviewed on a first-come first-served rolling basis.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Please reference the checklist below.
  • Type or print legibly all items except the signature in Section IV.
  • Printed applications must be in black or blue ink.
  • If you need space for additional information, attach additional sheets of paper. Write the owner’s name on each additional sheet and attach to the application.

With video capabilities on smart phones, tablets and other devices, we feel this will not place an unnecessary burden on the applicants and will further strengthen equipment verification. If this does present a challenge, please contact the program administration staff to discuss options, which may include scheduling a site visit that may add to the application processing time.


If applying for more than one truck, please provide the information for each truck requested.

Green Operator Application Check List

  1. _____ Provide a signed and completed application to the Green Operator Program.
  2. _____ Provide a copy of a valid Virginia Port of Virginia identification card (front & back) and TWIC card (front and back).
  3. _____ Provide a copy of the Department of Motor Vehicles title AND a valid registration for the vehicle(s) to be replaced.
  4. _____ Provide proof of valid insurance for the truck to be replaced.
  5. _____ Provide photographs of truck to be replaced with license plate clearly visible.
  6. _____ Provide a video showing the truck is operable. Click HERE for Video Directions.
  7. _____ Provide letter of preapproval for financing.

Green Operator Check List
(after application is approved)

  1. _____ Provide the engine family number to program staff BEFORE you purchase the new truck or scrap the old truck. Staff will confirm the proposed new truck meets program requirements and then authorize purchase of the new truck and scrappage of the old truck.
  2. ______Confirm if the truck will be scrapped at a commercial scrap yard or you intend to self-scrap. If self scrapping, the scrappage process must be witnessed by program staff.
  3. _____ Once you have been authorized by EcoLogix to scrap your vehicle, provide photos of the truck immediately prior to and after scrappage, along with proper documentation from the commercial scrap yard. If the applicant prefers to self-scrap, the scrappage must be witnessed by program staff and the owner must provide a copy of a salvage title along with the scrappage photos.
  4. ______Once the new truck has been purchased please provide the registration, title and invoice (Bill of Sale) for the new truck.

Application Options

Printable Application
for Replacements (PDF)
Online Application
for Replacements



Print, fill in and send to:

VA Green Operator Program
c/o Susan Stephenson, EcoLogix Group
PO Box 1061
14800 York Rd
Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152


Please address questions to the truck hotline at 804-482-1790 or our contact form.


Investing in Public Funds and Maintaining Public Trust

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  for more information on suspected fraud.