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DERA Heavy-Duty Truck Voucher Program

Truck Replacement

    • The old truck is sent to a participating dismantler yard for destruction prior to submission of a Claim for Payment Packet. Additionally, the original title for the old truck must be signed and provided to the dismantler. The dealership must retain a copy of the signed title of the old truck and submit it with the Claim for Payment Packet.

  • Dealership must notify the District if there is any change in the replacement truck (i.e. truck or engine make, model, model year, etc.) to be purchased prior to the purchase transaction. If the replacement truck and/or its engine will not be the same as indicated on the voucher, the District must be immediately notified of the change. District staff must verify that the alternative replacement truck and/or its engine are program eligible.

  • Dealership must complete the Claim for Payment Packet and submit it to the District to redeem the voucher.


The DERA Heavy-Duty Truck Voucher Program requires the old truck to be permanently destroyed. Destruction of the old truck’s chassis and engine permanently removes the old, high-emitting truck from operation. This requirement has been established to ensure that emission reductions are real. It prevents the old truck from being moved into another locale to continue emitting high levels of pollutants. The District will establish a list of participating dismantlers that old trucks can be delivered to for destruction.


  • Dismantler is required to enter into an agreement with the District in order to participate in the Program.

  • Dismantler must have a valid California business license for a minimum of the last two years. Documentation is required to be submitted to the District for program participation.

  • Dismantler must be licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as a Dismantler. Documentation is required to be submitted to the District for program participation.

  • Dismantler must have a current, valid California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Hazardous Materials Generators Permit. Documentation is required to be submitted to the District for program participation.

  • Dismantler must be in compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations.

  • Dismantler must have a minimum of one (1) active employee who received training by the District on the requirements of the Program.

    • If a dismantler has more than one location, then the dismantler must have at least one (1) active employee trained by the District at each location that will be accepting DERA Truck Voucher Program trucks.


  • The Dismantler must agree to perform the following dismantling requirements:

  • Destroy the old truck within 90 days of receipt.

  • Completely sever the frame rails so that the frame is no longer capable of being used in a truck.

  • Destroy and render useless the old truck’s engine. Eligibility Criteria and Application Guidelines

Page 7 of 14 Approved July 3, 2008

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