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Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP)

Want to buy a new truck and get the government to pay for some of it?

Are you looking to replace aged trucks in your fleet for less capital? Yard Mule Specialists can help! YMS is highly trained and well versed in TERP and can make applying for government funding easy and painless. We can even get you government funding for as much as 80% of the cost of new equipment!

General Terms

  • Must have owned or leased the equipment for the two years prior to applying.

  • Equipment to be replaced must have been operated in Texas, and replacement equipment must be operated in Texas.

  • Equipment to be replaced must have a remaining life span of at least 5 years.

  • Hours and/or mileage must be tracked and reported for the term of the grant.

  • Applicant must have legal right to dispose of replacement equipment (hole in engine block and cut chassis in half)

TERP Grant Programs

Seaport and Rail Yards (SPRY)

Season: January - May (Dates and guidelines are subject to change)

Open to Seaports and Class I Rail Yards (Must have at least 200 visits annually)

Drayage trucks: heavy-duty on-road or non-road vehicles used for drayage activities, and that operate on or pass through a seaport or rail yard for the purpose of loading, unloading, or transporting cargo, including transporting empty containers and chassis. Eligible drayage trucks include heavy-duty non-road, self-propelled vehicles or equipment meeting the definition of cargo handling equipment.


Cargo handling equipment: any heavy-duty non-road, self-propelled vehicle or equipment used at a seaport or rail yard to lift or move cargo, such as containerized, bulk, or break-bulk goods. Equipment includes, but is not limited to, rubber-tired gantry cranes, yard trucks, top handlers, side handlers, reach stackers, forklifts, loaders, and aerial lifts.


The TCEQ may more narrowly define or limit the types of eligible vehicles and equipment for a particular funding period. The vehicle and equipment models eligible for replacement under the FY 2019 funding period include:

  • a heavy-duty on-road vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) over 26,000 pounds;

  • a non-road yard truck; and

  • other cargo handling equipment.


Emission Reduction Incentive Grants (ERIG)

Season: October - January (Dates and guidelines are subject to change)

Open to all who operate in air quality non-attainment areas

The Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (ERIG) Program offers grants to upgrade or replace on-road vehicles, non-road equipment, stationary equipment, marine vessels, locomotives, on-vehicle electrification and idle reduction infrastructure, and rail relocation and improvement projects, which must result in a reduction of emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) of at least 25%.


  • BNSF El Paso

  • BNSF Houston Port Facility

  • BNSF Houston (Pearland)

  • KCS Rosenberg

  • UP Barbours Cut

  • UP Englewood

  • UP Houston (Settegast)

  • Bastrop

  • Comal

  • Galveston

  • Hay

  • Kaufman

  • Rockwall

  • Upshur

  • Bexar

  • Dallas

  • Gregg

  • Henderson

  • Liberty

  • Rusk

  • Victoria

  • Brazoria

  • Denton

  • Guadalupe

  • Hood

  • Montgomery

  • San Patricio

  • Waller

  • Caldwell

  • El Paso

  • Hardin

  • Hunt

  • Nueces

  • Smith

  • Williamson

  • Chambers

  • Ellis

  • Harris

  • Jefferson

  • Orange

  • Tarrant

  • Wilaon

  • Collin

  • Fort Bend

  • Harrison

  • Johnson

  • Parker

  • Travis

  • Wise

  • Port of Houston

  • Port of Galveston

  • Port of Freeport

  • Houston Ship Channel Security District

  • BNSF Alliance

  • KCS Wylie

  • UP Mesquite

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