The EPA announced last week that short-haul trucks working at ports will receive incentives for reducing particulate matter and nitrogen oxides emissions. This new voluntary program will be part of the SmartWay Transport Partnership initiative to reduce supply chain air emissions. The large diesel trucks the EPA is targeting known as dray trucks – used in ports to haul freight from ships to distribution centers – older than model year 1994 emit 60 times more fine particles than 2007 or newer trucks, says the EPA. The ports of Virginia, Baltimore, Wilmington, and Philadelphia; the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia; and a $3.3 million base grant from EPA are the three sources of funding.