End of Service Life Options for Heavy-Duty Freight Trucks in Canada: Survey Questions for Canadian Carriers

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Thank you for taking the time to participate in this survey. It should take roughly 10 minutes to complete. Information collected will be treated as confidential and will not be attributed to you or your organization.

This study is being undertaken on behalf of Natural Resources Canada. For questions or comments, please contact Derek May (dmay@pollutionprobe.org) or Steve McCauley (smccauley@pollutionprobe.org) at Pollution Probe.

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1. Please indicate the size of your Class 8 tractor fleet:
2. What percentage of your tractor fleet was manufactured prior to 2007?
3. What percentage of your tractor fleet was manufactured prior to 2014?
4. What types of activities has your company undertaken in the last decade to address an aging tractor fleet? (select all that apply)
If you answered 'Other' to the previous question, please provide details
5. Please rank, in order of importance, the factors that determine when your company retires or replaces trucks.
Use '1' for most important and '6' for least important. Please do not use each number more than once.
a) Mileage or engine hours
b) Age of truck or engine
c) Maintenance costs and/or downtime become too much of a burden
d) Fuel economy decreases
e) New trucks become available with performance specs that match your needs
f) Other (please specify below)
If you answered 'Other' to the previous question, please provide details
6. What does your company typically do with trucks that have reached their useful lifespan? (select all that apply)
If you answered 'Other' to the previous question, please provide details
7. When a truck reaches its useful lifespan, what type of government administered program would support you in choosing replacement trucks with better fuel economy and lower emissions? (select all that apply)
If you answered 'Other' to the previous question, please provide details
8. Of the options you selected in the previous question, please comment on the one that would be most useful to your fleet operations and indicate why this is the case (e.g., ease of access, ease of implementation, reduced cost burden and risk, limited disruption to operations, etc.)

The next two questions are specific to a national HDV scrappage program for Canada. As seen in other jurisdictions (e.g., USA, California, Mexico, Chile, China), scrappage programs have seen high levels of uptake from fleets and individuals seeking to replace older, heavy-emitting, high-maintenance vehicles. These programs typically offer fleets financial compensation for retiring eligible vehicles to help cover the costs of eligible replacement vehicles which are compliant with current emissions standards.

9. Which body/bodies would be best suited to administer a national HDV scrappage program?
If you answered 'Other' to the previous question, please provide details
If possible, please indicate why you chose your response to the previous question.
10. Please indicate which of the following characteristics should be elements of a Canadian HDV scrappage program (select all that apply)
If you answered 'Other' to the previous question, please provide details
11. Would you be willing to have a project team member reach out to you for a one-on-one interview to discuss topics related to this survey?
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