About the Program

The VPA Green Operator program is currently fully subscribed. All interested dray truck owners are being placed on a waitlist. If you wish to be placed on the waitlist or have questions about the program, please reach out to Ed Mihalski at emihalski@ecologixgroup.com.

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. 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. Once accepted into the program the participant has 45 days to complete the new truck purchase and to provide all the required documentation. INVESTING PUBLIC FUNDS / 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 https://www.oig.dot.gov/hotline for more information on suspected fraud.


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) …