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Drayage Truck Replacement Program

IMPORTANT: Do not scrap your equipment until instructed to do so.

For questions about scrappage, contact Ed Mihalski at 410.205.2730 or email him at

Vehicle scrapping is an important step in this program and must be done according to the following guidelines.  
See scrappage photos below for examples of good engine destruction and documentation. Any questions relating to the destruction or scrappage requirements should be directed to Ed Mihalski at 410.205.2730 or
The truck must arrive at the scrapyard with the chassis attached and the engine intact.

It is very important that you do not remove anything from the truck except for personal items. The program cannot release the rebate until the scrappage is satisfactorily completed and photographed.  
Failure to comply with instructions for scrapping will result in the denial of your rebate funds.
There are 4 pieces of information the program requires from the scrapyard:
  1. Before photos
  2. After photos
  3. A copy of the receipt from the scrap yard for scrappage
  4. A photocopy of the front of the check for any payment from the scrapped equipment
The scrapping company will issue a receipt on company letterhead to the owner/operator with the following information:   
  1. Name and contact information of the scrapping company;
  2. Written description of the truck destroyed (make, year), VIN # of scrapped truck;
  3. Date and method of destruction; and
  4. Amount paid for scrappage, if any. Photocopy of the front of the check from the scrapyard.
*Important: Take your title with you to the scrapyard.
U.S.EPA Scrap Certificate
The scrap yard must also complete the EPA Certificate of Vehicle/Engine Destruction form.
Vehicle Destruction Requirements  

Engines need to be permanently disabled and rendered no longer usable.

To destroy the engine: Drill a minimum 3-inch diameter hole through the exterior
of the engine block into:
1. One or more cylinders and
2. Through the top and bottom of the engine intake manifold, or
3. Engine manifold and block may be crushed with a shearing tool.

To destroy the chassis:
1. Cut the chassis with a torch or
2. Clip/crush with a shearing tool.
Before Photos
Take a series of “before” photos of the truck.
  • Vehicle (side view)
  • Vehicle engine (allow some of the truck color to show in this shot)
  • Intact chassis (allow some of the truck color to show in this shot)
  • Truck VIN number
  • Engine tag showing EPA engine family number

After Photos
After the engine and chassis have been permanently disabled, you will need to take “after” photos of the scrapped truck the following: 
  • Engine destruction – at least 2 shots (the more photos the better) that are close-up from different angles, and another photo back a few feet showing that the engine block has been drilled or sheared (with a little of the truck color showing in the photos).
  • Area of the cut chassis – a close up of the cut (show a little of the color of the truck), and another photo a little further back from the truck.
Example of visible destruction of the engine block
Example of chassis cut in half
Scrap Yards
Maryland - LKQ Corporation, David Milliken 410.713.5282
Delaware - B & F Towing, Henry Fenimori 302.328.4146
Virginia - Empire Recycling, Steve Mott 757.925.1115