Cash for Clunkers Part 2 – For Semi-Trucks

Woo-hoo good buddy! Looks like Cash for Clunkers Part 2 is right around the corner.  This time it’s for our good friends the semi drivers.

We have a special affinity for those hardworking drivers who really do make our economy hum.  Just think about, all of those shiny new gadgets, clothes and even food get to the store from the hard work of our truck drivers, without them our choices would be very limited.

Now it’s time to give them a break, how does $5 Grand sound??

There are a number of government programs coming online giving $5,000 to scrap inefficient, gas guzzling trucks.  This not only helps the driver, but helps all of us by putting cleaner more fuel efficient trucks on the road.  If all works right, this could even lower the cost of all those shiny goods because of reduced fuel costs.

“Similar to the federal Cash for Clunkers initiative in 2009, the Charleston air cleanup program, and others like it nationwide, offers truckers a $5,000 incentive plus the scrap value of their truck, if it was made before 1994, to buy a 2004 or newer model truck, said Byron Miller, a spokesman for the state Ports Authority.”

Read more about this program here.

Sounds like a win-win to us!! What do you think?

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  • SMC514

    Sounds like an absolute win!

    “without them our choices would be very limited.” <– So very true!! I think it's great they're getting a break! Great program!