Photo courtesy of City of Dublin

Photo courtesy of City of Dublin

The City of Dublin, Ohio, has obtained Tier 5 CLEANFleet certification from the Coalition for Green Fleet Management. This, in addition to the city’s Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) designation, makes Dublin a Fleet Masters operation.

Dublin is one of only eight fleets in the United States, and the only one in Ohio, to achieve the Fleet Masters certification.

“Attaining such certifications requires hard work, dedication, and teamwork,” said James Wright, president and CEO of Fleet Counselor Services, Inc. “Congratulations to Dublin Fleet Management.”

Darryl Syler, fleet manager for the city, said this has been a total team effort. “The staff at fleet has gone to great lengths to ensure we achieved these standards. We have the support of senior leadership and City Council, and the city is fully committed to continued efforts that enhance Dublin’s standing as a green and sustainable place to work and live.”

The CLEANFleet certification is comprehensive, as the strict standards require everyone involved in the operation, including senior management and/or elected officials, to support best practices and the responsible use of the funds.

The program is structured in five progressive steps, known as tiers, with each requiring progressively more involved standards for certification. Tier 5 is the highest step, but fleets do not need to obtain Tier 5 to be CLEANFleet certified. The certifiation is valid for two years before requiring a re-certification.

Certification categories include:

  • Hazardous waste generator identification
  • General waste management requirements waste storage
  • Recycled oil products and used oil management program
  • Vehicle and equipment washing facilities
  • Facility air quality
  • Freon management
  • Contract repair work (outside services)
  • Product storage
  • Facility management
  • Administration and general management, including purchasing policies
  • Vehicle replacement and carbon footprint
  • Facility utilities
  • Carbon footprint

While the certification program recognizes fleet operations for their current accomplishments, it also clearly identifies a pathway for those operations looking to improve their current processes.

The City of Dublin will be awarded for both the CLEANFleet certification and its Fleet Masters operation designation at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) in June.

Originally posted on Government Fleet