Organizations Are to Develop a New Safety Standard
NGVAmerica and SWANA, the Solid Waste Association of North America, are collaborating to develop a new safety and best practices guide for fueling and maintaining natural gas-powered refuse trucks.
“The document will provide the latest information used by fleets for safely operating collection and transfer vehicles that run on clean-burning and affordable natural gas,” states a release.
“NGVAmerica is the leading association working to promote the use of natural gas refuse vehicles, and SWANA is the largest association for the waste and recycling sector in North America, and we both have a strong commitment to safety,” SWANA executive director and CEO David Biderman says in the joint announcement.
“By working together and take advantage of each association’s expertise, we expect the guidance document will provide critical information for members of both associations and others in the waste and recycling industry.”
NGVAmerica’s technology and development committee is leading the collaborative effort with SWANA. The committee is comprised of more than 70 NGV industry stakeholders who work together to improve safety and maintenance issues, further codes and standards development, and to promote the latest innovation to improve the NGV experience for fleets and consumers.
“Communities are demanding cleaner, quieter, more cost-effective options for the refuse vehicles running through their neighborhoods and natural gas delivers the best option,” said NGVAmerica president Matt Godlewski.
“Our goal in partnering on this new document is to bring further awareness to best practices and demonstrate that safety continues to be the industry’s top priority,” he said.
The organizations note that they worked together last year on federal tax treatment of natural gas-fueled vehicles.
- SWANA’s WasteCon 2016 gathering will be held August 23-25 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
- NGVAmerica’s 29th Annual Meeting & Industry Summit will be held September 7-9 at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center in Denver.
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Source: NGVAmerica & SWANA with Fleets & Fuels follow-up