Organizations Release White Paper on CNG Refuse Truck Safety
NGVAmerica and the Solid Waste Association of North America have released a where paper on safety and best practices for natural gas-fueled refuse trucks.
Natural Gas: A Clean, Safe and Smart Choice for the Waste and Recycling Industry was released at SWANA’s WasteCon show in Indianapolis last week.
“While natural gas vehicles are as safe as diesel or gasoline powered vehicles,” the paper states, “proper training and maintenance of the vehicles, including all fuel system components and fueling facilities, is required.”
“Waste truck fleet operators in both the private and public sectors need to make sure they operate natural gas fueled vehicles safely,” SWANA executive director David Biderman says in the white paper announcement.
“This collaboration is an example of SWANA’s relentless focus on improving the industry’s safety performance in the United States and Canada,” Biderman said.
‘Safety Is Always the Top Priority’
“Safety is always the top priority for NGVAmerica members,” said NGVAmerica technology and development director Dan Bowerson.
The organizations announced their collaboration earlier this summer (F&F, June 13).
The eight-page white paper covers such issues as vehicle operations, fueling, training (including first responder training), facilities requirements, and CNG/compressed natural gas fuel cylinder testing.
WasteCon 2017 has been slated for September 24-27, 2017 in Baltimore.
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Source: NGVAmerica with Fleets & Fuels follow-up