NWRA Joins Road Safety Coalition Led by FMCSA

NWRA Joins Road Safety Coalition Led by FMCSA

Arlington, VA – This month, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) joined the Our Roads, Our Safety coalition led by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Our Roads, Our Safety is an effort to improve safety on America’s roadways by providing motorists with tools and knowledge to operate safely around large trucks.

“NWRA is committed to making our industry safer. Our member companies have been diligent in providing advanced safety training for drivers and those who hop off the trucks to make collections. We are pleased to join FMCSA’s Our Roads, Our Safety coalition to make our roads safer,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.

Road safety is a top priority for NWRA. The Association has long championed legislation, known as Slow Down to Get Around, in state legislatures that requires drivers to slow down and safely change lanes when approaching solid waste and recycling vehicles from behind. Over the past four years, NWRA member companies and its chapters nationwide have successfully championed “Slow Down to Get Around” legislation, which is now the law in 22 states.


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 a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association