SWANA & NGVAmerica
Partner to Develop Best Practices for
Natural Gas-Powered Refuse Vehicles
and Silver Spring, MD – On Tuesday, The Solid Waste Association
of North America (SWANA) and Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) announce
their collaboration 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.
SWANA’s executive director and
CEO, David Biderman said, “SWANA is very pleased to be working with NGVAmerica
on this important project. 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. 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.” Biderman
added that SWANA and NGVA worked together last year on federal advocacy issues
relating to the tax treatment of natural gas-fueled vehicles.
NGVA’s president, Matthew Godlewski,
said, “The refuse segment continues to be a strong growth driver in America’s
fleet of natural gas vehicles. Communities are demanding cleaner, quieter, more
cost-effective options for the refuse vehicles running through their neighborhoods
and natural gas delivers the best option. 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
NGVAmerica’s Technology and Development Committee is leading
the collaborative effort with SWANA. The committee is comprised of over 70 NGV
industry stakeholders who work together to improve safety and maintenance issues,
further codes and standards development, and the promote the latest innovation
to improve the NGV experience for fleets and consumers.
Mr. Biderman will announce this joint work with NGVAmerica
to develop a best practices document to ensure awareness of safety and related
issues at the annual conference WasteExpo in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Specifically, Biderman will be at the NWRA Safety Committee meeting at noon PDT, June 7, 2016.
For more information about
SWANA and its safety initiative and resources, please visit SWANA.org/safety.
For more information about the NGVAmerica visit www.ngvamerica.org