VA GOV LIFTS CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS FOR CARRIERS
Monday, March 16, 2020
Posted by: Brandon Wright
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2020
NWRA APPLAUDS VIRGINIA GOVERNOR’S DECISION TO GRANT RELIEF TO WASTE HAULERS FROM CERTAIN TRUCKING REGULATIONS DURING STATE OF EMERGENCY
Arlington, VA – The National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) applauds Virginia Governor Ralph Northam for lifting hours of service and weight restrictions in Virginia for waste operations responding to COVID-19.
“We thank Governor Northam for including the waste industry in his waiver of weight and width restrictions as well as hours of service regulations. We urge the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to look favorably on our petition and do the same. History has shown that where there is poor sanitation, disease and illness spread,” said Darrell Smith, NWRA President and CEO.
NWRA continues to follow developments closely and has provided guidance to its members to address safe handling of waste during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Waste and Recycling Association represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states, and DC and include companies that manage waste collection, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.
National Waste and Recycling Association