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The latest HVAC industry news for Heavy Duty mobile products, features, how to procedures including technical tips!

A/C Hose Program – Replacements and Repairs

With over 55 years of experience that Arctic Traveler Canada has in Mobile HVAC and Pressurization of cabins, we successfully design, manufacture, distribute and service industry-leading mobile HVAC equipment. However that is not all that we do, we also service the GTA with hose repairs and replacements. Any problems you have, you can be assured that your solution will be right here at ATC. With today’s wide range of fittings and hose, finding a replacement hose could not be any simpler, with it right here at ATC. Be it an OE replacement, repair, or getting a custom-made hose, everything can be found at ATC. Read below to find out all the options available to you.

OEM Replacement Hose Assembly 

Compromising and settling for anything less than what you are looking for has no place at Arctic Traveler Canada. When it comes to OEM replacements and Hose Assemblies for Freightliner, Kenworth, International, Paccar and Peterbilt, ATC has exactly the high-quality products you need.
To find out more, browse the
OEM Replacements here.
Replacement OEM AC Hose Assembly - Kenworth, Freightliner, Navaistar, Peterbilt


Hose Building and Repairs

Today, many hose-sets come with metal tube sections, some of which we already offer. 
However, in case, no suitable fitting is available, using a hose to replicate the metal tube is a no-compromise option.  Our parts department can build you virtually any type of refrigerant hose, be it metric, standard, aluminum or steel. The best part is, in most cases, we’ll build it while you wait. View an example here
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We make hoses based on the specifications provided by the customer. In the past, finding a supplier capable of doing hose repairs was challenging, however, with today’s wide range of products and given that the replacement does not need to be from the original manufacturer, your replacement could be right here at ATC.



Truck Hose Program 

We not only custom build and repair refrigerant hoses but also set up retailers and fleets with their own A/C hose programs. The programs we offer are customized to meet your exact needs and requirements, complete with inventory and training. Having the right parts to ensure your fleet runs as expected or satisfy your customers’ needs, either way, we can ensure that downtime is kept to a minimum.
ATC not only build and repair refrigerant hoses but also set up retailers and fleets with their own programs.
Contact Us today to find out more at 800-295-4156.

ATC Connect- Parts lookup and cross reference made easy

As a supplier of quality HVAC Parts and Supplies, Arctic Traveler is the choice for All Make HVAC products. We know that having the right part is paramount to getting the job done right! In our continued efforts to be a leader in the industry, we are proud to share an exciting new tool for A/C components, ATC CONNECT. This tool provides OEM cross references, specs, pictures, technical tips, on-hand inventory and so much more. To get access and start using click here
ATC CONNECT is a parts lookup and cross reference tool for All Make, HVAC Parts & Systems. Call 800-295-4156 for details.

How to use ATC Connect

Parts Lookup. We made it easy and only a few keystrokes away

How to Login:

From the home page of our ATC website, click on ATC Connect in the top right navigation pane.ATC CONNECT, a parts lookup and cross reference tool for All Make HVAC Parts, Systems and supplies. Call 800-295-4156 for details.

ATC CONNECT LOGIN

ATC Connect is parts look up made easy and your gateway to a wide range of mobile heavy duty HVAC parts for commercial, industrial and On/Off road applications like agricultural, construction, forestry and mining.

  Enter Your Username and Password

Welcome to ATC CONNECT

Mobile Heavy Duty HVAC Parts Lookup for commercial, industrial and On/Off road applications like agricultural, construction, forestry and mining. ATC Connect, We Made It Easy.

Note the OEM Number Search, ATC Number Search & Part Description Place Holders at the top of the page.


In the Top left-hand corner of the page, select Parts Lookup.

The Part Search drop down will appear. Select the Vehicle type

The MAKE selection for this example is Freightliner, then MODEL (Columbia), then choose the YEAR
ATC_Parts_Search_Freightliner_example

All available parts by type for the Freightliner, Columbia, 20xx will be displayed including ATC Item Number. OEM cross reference number and On-Hand Inventory.  Click on the desired part to display detailed specs.

No Price is displayed, but specs on the part will be as well as availability and quantity by location.

Please note this inventory by location is only updated once daily, overnight and depending on the time of day and demand for the item, on hand Inventory could be depleted.

To return to the main menu at any time, click on the ATC Logo.

For access or help using ATC Connect, speak with a Customer Service Rep at 1-800-295-4156.

Recycling HVAC – World Environment Day

World Environment Day - June 5
Recycling paper, cardboard, glass and aluminum amongst other things has become part of our daily routine. Whether it is separating waste, or composting our kitchen scraps, the environment is at a point where this is no longer a choice, but a necessity. However, no longer are these the only things that need to be recycled. So, this World Environment Day, let’s make a pledge to not just properly recycle our daily waste, but also learn what else can be recycled and how.

As tempting as it would be to put it out for regular pick-up or dump it in a landfill, HVAC unit have a proper disposal and recycling method associated with them. This is important for one to follow as not doing so might violate local regulations. There are a number of steps that you need to take to ensure the proper disposal of their HVAC units that are no longer in use.

  • Recycling:

Regardless of the type, all air conditioners contain some amount of refrigerant which can contain an ozone-depleting substance. Even if they do not, they generally add to greenhouse gas emission which affects the environment adversely. According to the law in many countries, it is mandatory that a certified HVAC technician handles the refrigerant, be it installing it in a new system or removing it when a unit is being discarded. It is best to go onto your local government’s website and find a list of scrap yards and/or recycling businesses and locate the one closest to you. The services that the facilities provide vary – some offer pick-up, some charge a fee, some remove the refrigerant, and others require it to be removed before pick-up. Sometimes, it is also possible that they end up paying you some scrap.

Crossed out wheelie bin
If you see this symbol on your electrical items, do not throw them out with regular everyday trash. For more information, visit the WEEE website. 


  • Landfill:

Most municipal landfills require the units to be delivered to them with the refrigerant already removed. The regulations vary from country to country. It is best to contact your local landfill and get the information from them directly. Once the landfill has the unit, they will go ahead and disassemble the unit to separate the recyclable and non-recyclable components of it. Plastics and metals in the unit can be easily recycled or reused while the non-recyclable components are disposed into the landfill. 

  • Sell:

Another great option is to sell your old HVAC unit when you are looking to upgrade. People who are on a budget are always on sites like Craigslist and Kijiji looking to find affordable second-hand options. All you have to do is make a listing online and your ad will reach hundreds of people in seconds. The only downfall with this is that the unit needs to be in proper working condition. Most buyers would first test the unit to make sure of it before buying it. However, there are small businesses that buy and refurbish HVAC units for resale. If your unit has some minor faults, it is better to go to a business focused on refurbishing rather than going for the final customer directly.

  • Donate:

There are always some thrift stores, donation centers and charitable organizations in need of air conditioners. Some of them even specialize in building material or home improvement items and would take any HVAC units.

  • Retail Exchange:

Before you upgrade, check with the retailer you are buying your new HVAC unit from to see if they would take your old model from you. Some retailers might take it and dispose it on your behalf, which may be a part of the sale transactions. Some retailers might also offer some discount on your purchase in exchange for your old HVAC unit.

All of us need to contribute towards the betterment of the world, not just for us, but for the future generation as well. Go onto the World Environment Day website to find out how you can help. Every little bit counts. 

A/C Hose repairs

Replacement A/C Hose lines don’t have to be from the Original Manufacturer!

In the past, it was difficult to find a supplier capable of doing AC hose repairs, but with today’s wide selection of high-quality fittings and hose, your replacement could be right here at ATC. The Air Conditioning System provides the desired cabin temperatures to ensure operator comfort. The AC hose is used to effectively transfer both liquid and gas between the components and should be inspected for leaks and either repaired or replaced ASAP, to ensure the system continues to perform as expected.

Today, many hose sets come with metal tube sections, some of which we offer. If no suitable fitting is available, using a hose to replicate the metal tube is the next best thing.
Our experience suggests using Aeroquip hose and E-Z Clip may hold an advantage over crimp fittings for replacing metal tubes. Aeroquip EZ Clip & Hose fitting is a simple option for making or repairing Air Conditioning hose lines on heavy-duty trucks, agricultural, construction and other industrial applications. No hydraulic equipment is needed. Rather, a simple, easy-to-use crimping plier enables quick and easy A/C Hose repairs in the field.
Each Aeroquip fitting 
comes with 2 Clips which slide over the hose and a Cage which locks into the fitting, goes through the cages and is secured with crimper pliers.
AC Hose Repair with Aeroquip EZ Fittings - Clips and Cage - ATC Heavy Duty Parts & SuppliesAC Hose Repair with Aeroquip EZ Fittings - Clips and Cage - ATC Heavy Duty Parts & Supplies
This example shows an OE Hose at the top and using 4 Aeroquip fittings and hose, we can quickly provide a quality solution for your application.
AC Hose Repairs with quality fittings and hose. Call us today to see what our experience can do for you - 1-800-295-4156

The reduced diameter hose enables tighter turns (but not right angles) without concern for “kinks” which would compromise the hose and AC system.
AC Hose Repair using Aeroquip EZ Clip Fittings and Hose is a quick solution for the quick turn around needs and mobile technicians. Providing even greater flexibility, when the E-Z Clip fitting is lubricated with a slight amount of refrigerant oil before it’s inserted into the hose, the direction/index of the fitting can be changed by rotating the fitting in the hose. Once the refrigerant oil used has dried (1-2 hours) the fitting can no longer be turned or re-indexed.

Call ATC at 800-295-4156 for all your mobile heavy-duty HVAC parts, supplies and solutions – Burlington, Mississauga or Montreal.

Best selling mobile HVAC parts by Make

For all the Best Sellers By Make, call Arctic Traveler Canada. We manufacture and distribute an extensive line of high-quality original equipment and aftermarket HVAC parts and supplies for industry-leading brands. We know that having the right part is paramount to getting the job done right. To ensure that you get it right, we offer Mobile HVAC Best Sellers by Make. Denso, Sanden & York Compressors, Clutches, Condensers, Expansion Valves, Receiver Driers and so much more. Call 800-295-4156 or contact us here to see what 55 years of excellence can do for you. 











A/C Preventative Maintenance

When it comes to air conditioning, a good preventative maintenance program will increase operating time and save money by identifying concerns before they become problems. Once the hot weather arrives, implementing planned maintenance allows you to schedule repairs instead of reacting to sudden unexpected issues. A/C filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance to ensure optimum performance and neglecting necessary maintenance results in a steady decline in performance and increased energy use. 

Filters

Clogged, dirty filters restrict airflow and reduce a system’s efficiency. When airflow is restricted, the air that bypasses the filter will carry dirt directly into the evaporator coil and reduce the coil’s heat-absorbing abilities. To ensure efficiency, routinely clean or replace filters.

Coils

The condenser and evaporator coils collect dirt over time but a clean filter helps to keep the evaporator performing well. Debris reduces air flow, insulates the coil and reduces its ability to absorb heat. Being exposed to the elements, it is easy to see the dirt collecting on the fins. Cleaning the coil fins and removing any debris around the coil will ensure optimal performance.

Coil Fins

The aluminum fins on evaporator and condenser coils are easily bent and can block airflow through the coil. Air conditioning wholesalers sell a tool called a “fin comb” that will comb these fins back into their original condition.

Remember to always use caution when performing preventative system maintenance, as ambient conditions (heat load) will increase refrigerant hose temperatures and don’t forget, having the right quality parts on hand makes all the difference.

See How To and Which Components to Inspect and watch this video to learn more about Basic A/C Troubleshooting.

A/C Preventative Maintenance - a regular HVAC PM program will save you money and decrease down time.

A/C System – How a simple inspection can save

RedDot

Tech Tips From RedDot

Heavy-duty A/C system components rarely fail. In fact, the system fails the components because of contaminated refrigerant oil and general lack of preventive maintenance.

One of the best ways to improve uptime and reduce maintenance costs for the customer is to promote a basic visual check of major A/C components, hose connections, and fittings at regular intervals, like with every engine-oil change. This inspection routine has another benefit: it can generate business for your parts and service department. 

Many A/C components are consumable items. It’s more cost-effective to replace them than to repair them. So preventive maintenance is an opportunity to sell a range of OEM-quality all-makes replacement parts for the air conditioner. Here are some examples:

1. RECEIVER DRIERS

The receiver-drier’s moisture indicator provides a quick visual cue about the refrigerant’s condition: a blue dot means the refrigerant is dry; pink, white, or grey indicates acid or moisture in the system. Checking the sight glass during an oil change or any scheduled maintenance procedure means the truck can receive necessary service while it’s there in the shop, before moisture and acid damage critical A/C components and lead to a failure on the road.

2. CONDENSERS

Dust, bugs, feathers, and other debris collect on the face of fins and tubes and act as a thermal barrier, making it hard for the condenser to shed heat. Condensers also fail because of vibration, which can cause hose connections to come loose and fatigue the condenser tubing adjacent to the fittings. Every 12 months, the condenser should be cleaned (taking special care not to bend or damage the fins) and the hose connections securely clamped.

3. COMPRESSOR/CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

The compressor provides the mechanical energy to circulate refrigerant and manipulate the pressure inside the system. It’s the heart of the A/C system, and the No. 1 HVAC maintenance expense item. Excessive noise and poor cooling performance are the two most obvious symptoms that a compressor is failing. Replacing the compressor involves pulling down the system, which adds refrigerant recovery and recharge to the repair cost.

Next time you see, “A/C won’t blow cold air” on a work order, note that the repair and downtime probably could have been avoided with a simple visual inspection of the truck’s air conditioning system. Any time you change the truck’s oil, check the A/C.

Arctic Traveler Canada is a master distributor and technical service expert for RedDOT. Call us today at 1-800-295-4156 to find your HVAC solutions.

How to inspect an A/C Compressor

Take these steps to inspect an A/C compressor to ensure it really needs replacing before you pull it from a heavy-duty vehicle:

1. Is The Compressor Rotation Smooth?
With the vehicle off, turn the compressor shaft with a 14-mm socket. If you feel grinding or hanging as you rotate the shaft, it’s probably due to broken components within the compressor. If the rotation is smooth, move on to Step 2.

2. Is The Coil Getting More Than 11.5 Volts?
Take a reading with the engine running and the clutch engaged. If there’s insufficient voltage, get to work on that. Otherwise, move on to Step 3.

3. Is The Coil Resistance Between 2.8 And 4.4 Ohms?
Any resistance outside this range will prevent the clutch from engaging or will cause used circuits to open. If the answer is yes, continue to Step 4.

4. Is The Compressor Able To Produce 350 Psig Or More?
If not, leave the compressor where it is. The system may have a low refrigerant charge because of a leak that needs repair, or a high-side blockage that limits refrigerant flow to the compressor.

Tech Tips from Red Dot
” We see lots of compressors that are returned fully functional and therefore not warrantable.
Get the diagnosis right. Inspect an A/C compressor before you pull the component from the vehicle.”


For expert insight into common failures and causes, watch Examining Compressor Failures on ATCTV
While there, check out
How To and Which Components to Inspect and Basic A/C Troubleshooting to further your understanding of A/C Systems.

For more information about AC Compressors or any HVAC component, call the mobile HVAC specialist Arctic Traveler Canada at 800-295-4156.

How to troubleshoot your A/C Electrical system

Tech Tips from Red Dot

On any vehicle and virtually any A/C system, electrical problems are among the hardest to troubleshoot. If you suspect an electrical problem with the A/C system, here’s a two-stage inspection routine that virtually anyone can do with no special tools or skills:

1. Inspect Electrical Connections

As you perform a visual inspection under the hood (cab) and/or at the rooftop condenser, take a moment to check all electrical connections both visually and by feel. Make sure all leads and wires are properly supported and securely connected, and that there’s no corrosion or grime on the leads or connectors.

2. Check Electrical Current Flow and Device Functions

Perform the following steps to check the current flow and electrical device functions:

  • Turn on the ignition. 
  • Turn on the A/C system. This will power the thermostat and clutch. If it does not come on, use the A/C mode switch to check the leads to the switch. You should hear a “click” from the thermostat and hear the clutch drive plate “snap” against the clutch pulley. 
  • Check fuses. If all the connections are clean and tight and there’s still a failure, check the fuses in-cab as well as in-line.
  • Check A/C clutch engagement. Since you can’t see and may not hear the clutch engage, get out and look at the clutch. If it’s engaged, you will see that the drive plate is against the pulley and not slightly spaced from it. If you aren’t sure the clutch is engaged, look for the lead wire connector near the clutch. Break and close that connection. The clutch will disengage and engage again.
  • Test blower speed operation. Some systems have a common switch that turns on the air conditioner and powers the blower motor. Test blower speed operation by adjusting this or the separate blower control switch. Feeling the air flow from the ducts or note blower sound (speed) changes.
  • Inspect roof-mounted condensers. Don’t forget to inspect roof-mounted condensers and A/C units for dirt and debris. Be sure the condenser fan(s) are working properly and all parts and electrical connections are securely fastened. The roof-mounted condenser fans may come on when the system is turned on. Like the thermostat and most clutches, the normal on-off cycling action cannot be observed until the engine is running with the A/C system on.
Once your visual inspection is complete, talk to a qualified A/C technician about what you found. Your troubleshooting efforts will be rewarded with a speedier repair and perhaps a lower repair bill.

Quick Heater Service Tip from Reddot
  • When the status is “heater fan doesn’t work,” check the ground connection for rust, paint, grime, or some other obstruction at the terminus.
  • If the motor doesn’t have a ground wire, its mount serves as a ground connection. Make sure nothing impedes the mount’s ground path.
  • Use a multimeter to make sure you’re getting full voltage to the motor. Once you know the voltage is adequate, you can then look for worn brushes, dirty squirrel-cage fans, damaged fan blades, and other more typical motor problems.

Arctic Traveler Canada
is an MSD/Master Stocking Distributor and Authorized Technical representative for many industry-leading products. Call us today at 1-800-295-4156 to see what 55 years of excellence can do to achieve your business objectives.

Preheating from Eberspaecher


Eberspaecher’s AIRTRONIC Air Heaters

Eberspaecher’s air heaters are independent of both the engine and the vehicle’s own heat balance. They draw in either cool room air or outside air, heat this up and then deliver it to the interior of the vehicle. Air heaters are an excellent option for commercial vehicles of every type.

Eberspaecher’s HYDRONIC Coolant Heaters

Eberspaecher’s coolant heaters work independently of the engine and thus offer a double plus: preheating the vehicle’s passenger compartment as well as the engine. The heaters are integrated into the cooling system of the engine. The thermal energy gained is then distributed through the vehicle’s own heat exchanger as forced hot air and this heats the interior of the vehicle via existing air vents. The engine is warmed up with the residual heat in the cooling water.

The Heaters for Construction and Industrial Applications

Eberspaecher Air and Coolant heater kits can be customized to suit your specific needs. From units that are boxed for protection to controllers that can provide flexibility to your operation! These heaters are Bio Diesel Compatible and available in both 12 or 24 volts.

  • Eliminate cold engine starts
  • Reduce idling fuel cost
  • Engine and fluid preheating
  • Cab and compartment heating
  • Minimize diesel exhaust emission
  • Defrosted windows
  • Crew shelter
  • Automatic altitude adjustment
  • CARB approved / EPA verified

Different Configurations for Different Applications

E-CONSTRUCTION AIRTRONIC D2 and D5 Series Air Heaters

AIRTRONIC units range from 2 kW / 7,500 BTUs to 5 kW / 18,800 BTUs and are available with our Digi-controller, which has an internal ambient air temperature sensor for precise compartment heating. This makes it compact for a variety of location mounts.

E-CONSTRUCTION HYDRONIC MI & L Series Coolant Heaters

The Hydronics range from 12 kW/42,000 BTUs up to 35 kW/120,000 BTUs in a boxed configuration. These units have an automatic altitude compensation and are available in 12 or 24-volt models and come with accessories such as a spark arrestor. They are compact for a variety of location mounts. The M Series has multiple speeds that reduce amp draw in lower ranges.

Control Options 

  • Indicates on-board diagnostics capability
  • 7 Day-Timers*
  • Programmable Timer
  • Push/Pull Switch
  • Thermostat*
  • Auto Shut-Off Switch
  • Digi-Controller

Easy to Operate

Eberspaecher heaters operate as miniature furnaces that are independent of the engine, utilizing the unit’s own diesel and batteries to produce heat.

Efficient

Hydronic units heat the coolant, then circulate it to warm the engine and heat exchangers to near operating temp and can be sized to provide auxiliary heat for other critical fluids. Eberspaecher air heaters heat air directly and circulate air to applicable compartments.

E-Work HYDRONIC air heaters can provide ample heat to the cab, mobile work stations, crew shelters, etc., all without idling the engine.

Productive

Using timer controls, heaters can be switched on to begin engine preheating at preset intervals, allowing operators to go directly to work upon arrival.

Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is proud to be an Eberspacher Master Stocking Distributor (MSD) and offers the complete range of Espar products to the truck, bus, marine, automotive/pick-ups, off-highway, forestry, mining and military markets. See our Blog ATCNEWS for Technical News and Preventative Maintenance Tips and for more information on these and other heating products, call us today at 1-800-295-4156.

Heavy Duty Hvac News & Tech Tips

Heavy Duty HVAC Parts, Supplies, Solutions & Technical Tips

Spring is here and with it, the return of warmer weather and the start of what we all hope will be another busy A/C season. We want to take this opportunity to remind you of the following resources – ATCPARTS, ATC Connect, Catalogs and our blog ATCNEWS.

Ordering Parts – *Important* Please Note – While we do look forward to speaking with you, we know that sometimes you simply want to “place an order” rather than wait in a queue while we assist others. Due to unknown peaks, we can’t always ensure full staff so we encourage you to email us at atcparts@atc.ca for us to serve you better. 

ATC Connect – Parts Lookup and Cross Reference made easy
Arctic Traveler provides an exciting tool for HVAC components, ATC CONNECT. This tool provides OEM cross-references, pictures, technical tips, on-hand inventory and so much more. Click here to get access or speak with our Customer Service Reps to start utilizing this exciting and useful tool.
 
Catalogues – To ensure we’re all on the same page, request your free catalogues here, or via email to atcparts@atc.ca or speak with one of our Customer Service Reps at 1-800-295-4156.
 
*** Breaking News ***
ATC is now an authorized dealer of the SIGMA line of air conditioning, heating and filtration equipment. Developed to air condition operator cabins and control rooms, from drag lines to mining excavators, blast hole drills, haul trucks and mobile mining & construction machines, where absolute reliability is critical and performance cannot be compromised. See more here.

Our Blog ATCNEWS is how we share Best Practices and Technical Tips. With mechanical reliability at all-time highs, heavy-duty A/C components rarely fail. In fact, components mainly fail because of the contaminated refrigerant oil and general lack of preventive maintenance. In this edition, we feature 4 articles on A/C system maintenance and a best-seller list of components by Make.  
A/C Preventative Maintenance,
A/C Systems – How a simple inspection can save
How to inspect an A/C Compressor
How to troubleshoot your A/C Electrical system
Best selling mobile HVAC parts by Make

Completing the A/C Best Practices on our Youtube channel ATCTV, we feature
Basic Troubleshooting
How To and Which Components to Inspect
Examining Compressor Failures

Cabin Air Filters – Reduce dust, dirt and allergens – A relatively new feature on the automotive scene, the cabin air filter is often overlooked in regular vehicle maintenance. This filter is just as important to the passengers as the engine air filter is to the vehicle and a likely cause of “A/C Not Blowing Cold Air“. A cabin filter processes the air that enters the passenger compartment via the vehicle’s heating and air conditioning system, increasing passenger comfort by trapping particulates, pollen, and other irritants. See more here

To view all our offerings, visit Product Lines to access catalogue downloads or call us toll-free at 1-800-295-4156, and our Customer Service Representatives will be happy to assist you.

Replacement Coils & Heat Exchangers don’t have to be from the original manufacturer.
For over 30 years, Custom Coils Canada has produced replacement condensers, evaporators and heater cores for almost any mobile, commercial or industrial application. CCC services the replacement coil market in the GTA and specializes in building unique heat transfer coils and aftermarket drop-in replacements. 
Visit Custom Coils Canada here or Call 905-789-8523 to hear what 30 years of heat exchanger experience can do for you.

Blower Motors by Make

Blower Motors and Wheels are integral parts in the delivery and circulation of air in your vehicles Air Conditioning system. An Electric DC motor is used to circulate warm and cool air inside the cabin and/or sleeper. The Blower Motor “blows” and circulates the warm air from the fins of the heater core or cools the air at it passes from the fins of the evaporator.
Without these components, the hot or cold air produced by your air conditioning system won’t circulate to reach your vehicle’s interior cabin and or sleeper. 
Blower Motors by Make - Freightliner, International, Kenworth, Navistar, Peterbilt, Sterling, Volvo - Arctic Traveler CanadaBlower Motors by Make - Freightliner, International, Kenworth, Navistar, Peterbilt, Sterling, Volvo - Arctic Traveler Canada

MTO rebates on Espar Airtronic heaters

The Ontario government has resurrected the Green Commercial Vehicle Program (GCVP) providing rebates to qualifying businesses on Espar Airtronic heaters purchases. 
The MTO has announced that the application form for the GCVP is now online through Grants Ontario. Applicants can apply for the program by logging in and submitting an application using the Grants Ontario Portal.

The GCVP was championed by OTA as a way for the industry to receive the benefit of funds carriers pay through carbon pricing. The program provides rebates towards the purchase of alternative-fuel vehicles and fuel-saving devices, including natural gas and electric technologies, hence the rebate on Espar Airtronic heaters.

Members are encouraged to take part in the webinar by sending an RSVP to GCVP@ontario.ca, MTO will share the webinar details directly with participants.

Members with additional questions regarding program details, the application process or the Grants Ontario system can contact GCVP@ontario.ca for more information.

The Green Commercial Vehicle Program (GCVP) is an incentive-based program for the commercial transportation sector, where incentives are provided upon proof of purchase as outlined below:

• For the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles such as electric, natural gas or diesel-natural gas dual fuel vehicles, incentive amounts range from 15-50% of the incremental purchase cost of an eligible vehicle as compared to an equivalent conventional fuel vehicle.

• For fuel saving devices, the incentive amount is 30-50% of the purchase and installation cost, of the aerodynamic device, anti-idling device or electric refrigeration unit. See the list of approved devices.

The GCVP will also include a stream of funding for Commercial Transportation Innovation Pilots. Further details on this portion of the program will be available in 2018.

All eligible purchases made on or after September 1, 2017, will be eligible to apply for incentives. Purchases made on or before March 31, 2018, will be eligible for an early adopter incentive worth an additional 10% for up to 10 vehicles or devices.

Please complete the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) form and submit the completed form directly to Ontario Shared Services at the address noted in the EFT guide. (link available in Program Guidelines section below)

Applicants must also enroll in the One-Key (Transfer Payment Common Registry) to establish a Transfer Payment Account. Once notified, the applicant must then access Grants Ontario to enter the GCVP application system.

Applications to the Green Commercial Vehicles Program must be submitted electronically through the Grants Ontario System (GOS).