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$1 million awarded to 53 motor carriers to help fund diesel truck idling reduction technologies

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Department of Administration’s State Energy Office has announced it is awarding nearly $1 million to 53 Wisconsin motor carriers to help fund diesel truck idling reduction technologies.

Diesel truck idling reduction equipment provides an alternative source of power to heat, cool, or provide electricity to the cab and parts of the truck instead of operating the truck’s main drive engine equipment.  Each unit typically saves more than 900 gallons of fuel each year, as well as providing a significant reduction in diesel fuel pollutants.

In order to be eligible to participate in the Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program, the trucking company must be headquartered in Wisconsin.

The State Energy Office provides grants annually to reimburse freight motor carriers up to 50% of their cost to purchase and install idling reduction units on their truck-tractor sleeper cab vehicles purchased after 1999.  Typical idling reduction devices include auxiliary power units, battery-powered units, diesel-fired heaters, and energy recovery systems which reduce pollutants, including nitrogen oxide and particulate matter.

Since the program’s inception in 2007, the State Energy Office has funded the purchase of 2,418 idling reduction units, which eliminates the combustion of nearly 22,000,000 gallons of diesel fuel.

Below is the list of this year’s award winners:



Headquarter City Units to be Retrofitted Award Amount
Karls Transport, Inc. Antigo 4 $13,664
Pehler & Sons, Inc. Arcadia 2 $9,412
Ottery Transportation, Inc. Campbellsport 5 $23,530
WEL Companies, Inc. De Pere 15 $65,580
BCP Transportation, Inc. Deerfield 1 $4,435
W & A Distribution Services, Inc. Fort Atkinson 4 $17,000
Americas Service Line, LLC Green Bay 9 $42,278
Dedicated Systems, Inc. Green Bay 3 $14,093
Paper Transport, Inc. Green Bay 10 $38,295
Schneider National, Inc. Green Bay 39 $91,163
Double J Transport, LLC Jackson 1 $4,706
V&S Midwest Carriers Corp. Kaukauna 1 $4,015
Wiedmeyer Express Kewaskum 2 $9,300
Rands Trucking, Inc. Ladysmith 4 $18,824
Veriha Trucking, Inc. Marinette 6 $28,236
Roehl Transport, Inc. Marshfield 50 $132,400
Pioneer Transportation, LTD. Merrill 1 $3,323
Bulk Logistics, Inc. Milwaukee 4 $18,824
Marten Transport Services, LTD. Mondovi 34 $150,000
Skinner Transfer Corp. Reedsburg 2 $9,412
Stoughton Trucking, Inc. Stoughton 3 $14,118
Wisconsin Nationwide Transportation, Inc. Two Rivers 4 $22,472
Hayes Transport, Inc. Verona 3 $14,118
TOTAL 207 $749,197




Headquarter City Units to be Retrofitted Award Amount
J&J Trucking Brandon, LLC Brandon 2 $9,322
Triumph Transport, Inc. Cudahy 1 $4,185
J&R Transport, Inc. Dickeyville 2 $10,525
Blume Farms Land & Cattle Co., Inc. Dorchester 1 $4,125
Losik Transportation, LLC Dresser 1 $5,318
O’Neil 5 Star, LLC Ellsworth 2 $9,322
AJ Trucking Fond du Lac 1 $4,661
R & H Services, Inc. Fort Atkinson 2 $10,607
Bay Motor Transport, Inc. Green Bay 1 $4,661
J&W Enterprises of Green Bay, Inc. Green Bay 2 $9,322
Jer and Tams Ride, Inc. Green Bay 1 $5,304
Jim Piontek Trucking, Inc. Green Bay 2 $9,322
Scorp, Inc. Green Bay 1 $4,661
Copperhead Trans, LLC Hales Corners 1 $4,698
Laufer Trucking, Inc Hartford 1 $3,858
Dejno’s Trucking, Inc Kenosha 2 $8,200
M&B Trucking Medford 1 $5,318
Countryside Auto Transport, Inc. Menasha 1 $4,725
MKK Express, Inc. Milwaukee 1 $5,318
Dennis R. Hilker Trucking, Inc. New London 1 $4,304
Fairway Transit, Inc. Pewaukee 2 $10,400
Service One Transportation, Inc. Plymouth 2 $10,607
Davis Express, Inc. Portage 1 $4,661
Seats Incorporated Reedsburg 2 $9,295
Olm Trucking, Inc. Ripon 1 $5,304
Performance Corporation Seymour 1 $4,660
Tim Neubauer Trucking, LLC Sparta 2 $9,322
Blader Trucking Company, Inc. Wautoma 1 $5,304
Brakebush Transportation, Inc. Westfield 2 $10,607
MTK Trucking Wisconsin Rapids 1 $5,304
TOTAL 42 $203,217