(Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) today applauds the adoption of new lugger truck container securement standards by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). Developed in conjunction with ISRI and other recycling industry groups, these first of their kind standards meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) regulations 49CFR 393.102(c): What are the minimum performance criteria for cargo securement devices and systems? (c) Equivalent means of securement, while simplifying cargo securement procedures for operators.
“Over the past few years, ISRI has worked tirelessly with our members to develop this important standard for lugger truck container securement,” said ISRI Senior Safety Director Commodor Hall. “We are grateful to the FMCSA and the CVSA for working with us to provide these critical safety standards that meet the needs of recyclers.”
The newly adopted standards provide equivalent means to other standards for lugger truck cargo securement. Most notably, the standards allow an operator to secure a container with less effort. Doing so saves a company time and money and increases truck utilization and driver productivity.
For more information on transportation safety issues contact Commodor Hall.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents 1,300 companies in 20 chapters in the U.S. and more than 40 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. Generating nearly $110 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides more than 500,000 Americans with good jobs.