Have you thought about becoming a Clean Fleet participant?
By becoming a Clean Fleet participant you can save money, help improve air quality and benefit from the Commonwealth Government’s fuel tax credit.
Clean Fleet is an audited maintenance program, designed to improve air quality by reducing diesel vehicle emissions.
This initiative has been developed by Roads and Maritime Services as part of its continuing commitment to the environment.
Through the implementation of best practice fleet management and maintenance strategies, fleet owners and operators can clearly establish themselves as being environmentally responsible.
A serious issue
Emissions from diesel exhausts are a major source of fine particle pollution and impact on the environment.
Diesel vehicles contribute 60 per cent of all particulate emissions from road transport. .
The transport industry currently has the fastest growing emissions of any sector in Australia.
Being clean saves money
Being clean is not only good for the environment, it’s good for business.
Less maintenance, fewer breakdowns, better fuel consumption, improved vehicle performance, improved vehicle reliability, improved vehicle resale value, less chance of a smoky vehicle fine.
Being a Clean Fleet participant also makes you eligible to seek a fuel tax credit (diesel vehicles over 4.5 tonnes GVM) from the Australian Taxation Office (see related link on the top right).
Clean Fleet participants need to comply with four Emission Management Standards:
Standard 1 – Clean fuel. Fuel used by your diesel vehicles must be free of contamination and meet national fuel quality standards.
Standard 2 – Engine settings. Engines and emission control systems on your diesel vehicles must be set to manufacturer’s specifications, particularly fuel pumps and injection timing.
Standard 3 – Maintenance schedules and methods. Vehicles need to be maintained and serviced at the intervals recommended by the manufacturer, or to equivalent standards.
Standard 4 – Fault identification and repair. A method for identifying, recording, assessing and acting on reported faults must be in place.
See the documents below for more information or phone 1300 364 847.