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NGVAmerica-SWANA Best Practices Paper

August 29, 2016 in CNG, NGVs, Publications, refuse, Safety by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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.


Click image or here for the NGVAmerica-SWANA Natural Gas: A Clean, Safe and Smart Choice for the Waste and Recycling Industry white paper.

Click image or here for the NGVAmerica-SWANA Natural Gas: A Clean, Safe and Smart Choice for the Waste and Recycling Industry white paper.

“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.”

‘Relentless Focus’

“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

Montgomery County Embraces CNG

August 3, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Just outside Washington’s famous Beltway, Montgomery County has completed a transition to all natural gas vehicles for garbage collection, having begun in 2010 to require its contractors to use CNG trucks.
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