NWRA Calls on FMCSA to Include Waste and Recycling Industry on Advisory Board

NWRA Calls on FMCSA to Include Waste and Recycling Industry on Advisory Board

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) responded to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) press release announcing the appointment of members to the Women in Trucking Association Advisory Board. The goal of the advisory board is to recruit, train, support and ensure the safety of women commercial motor vehicle drivers.

“NWRA recognizes the need to increase the diversity of commercial motor vehicle drivers in our country in order to have an effective and functioning workforce that can meet the economy’s demands,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “However, we believe that the advisory board should include more representation from short-haul drivers like those in the waste and recycling industry as well. NWRA looks forward to working with FMCSA to ensure that all segments of the trucking industry, including short-haul drivers, are represented.”

The waste and recycling industry includes the second and fifth largest fleets in the country.


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and various other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste & Recycling Association