Oxnard, CA - Oxnard’s Fleet Services Transfer Truck shop at the Del Norte Transfer Facility has been recognized as a "Model Pollution Prevention (P2) Auto Repair Shop" by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control for its exceptional efforts to reduce hazardous waste, water and air emissions.

This is the second time in 2008 that a City of Oxnard facility received this recognition. Earlier this year, the City’s Fleet Services main shop at the Pacific Yard became the first vehicle repair operation in Ventura County (commercial or governmental) to hold this distinction.

The State’s recognition as a "Green Shop" is a program designed to recognize vehicle repair facilities in California that excel in pollution prevention in day-to-day vehicle repair operations.

To become a model shop the facility must:

  • Do a shop assessment and make needed changes.
  • Implement required pollution prevention opportunities.
  • Provide pollution prevention training for shop employees.
  • Score at least 100 points on the Model Shop Pollution Prevention Checklist.

The Fleet Services Transfer Truck Shop is responsible for all maintenance on the City’s Transfer fleet and performs an average 100 repairs monthly on its large tractors and trailers. Their "Green Shop" pollution prevention techniques are an important part of the City’s commitmeGnt to eliminate, reduce and prevent pollution through daily maintenance operations.