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Entry Period for 2018 ISRI Transportation Safety Awards Now Open

Program recognizes and rewards the recycling industry’s best in driving safety

(Washington, DC) –The entry period for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI) 2018 Transportation Safety Awards is open. The program, now in its sixth year, recognizes those with a superior record of safety in the field of transportation. It consists of four awards: the Best Fleet Awards, Pacesetter Awards, the Driver of the Year Award, and the ISRI Golden Wrench Award.

“The need for good driving habits and driver safety directly impacts not just the individual driver of a company, but the public at large,” said Commodor Hall, ISRI’s transportation safety director. “Those that demonstrate safety as a core value above and beyond others in how they drive, train staff, and maintain vehicles should be recognized for their efforts. The ISRI Transportation Safety Awards is given to those who raise the bar when it comes to safety through the implementation of innovative and effective safety programs. This allows everyone in the industry to strive not only to achieve the levels of becoming a winner, but to constantly surpass them and reach new heights.”

The Best Fleet Awards will be presented to the ISRI member with both the lowest vehicle accident rate and the lowest DOT severity rate for the calendar year 2017 in each of four classes, determined by size.

The Pacesetter Awards will be granted to the ISRI member with the lowest 36-month accident record, and the lowest vehicle severity accident rate for the same 36-month period in each of four classes, determined by size.

The Driver of the Year Award will be awarded to the commercial vehicle driver with the best 20-year driving record, with the minimum qualification being no at-fault accidents during the driver’s entire career. The winner will receive $500, trophy, leather jacket, and a trip to ISRI2018.

The ISRI Golden Wrench Award will be given to the best heavy vehicle maintenance technician or manager who exhibits outstanding efforts, achievements, and contributions to ensure that commercial vehicles are safe on the road. The winner will receive a trophy and a trip to ISRI2018.

Entry forms and additional information can be on ISRI’s website. All entries are due by March 15, 2018. The awards will be presented during ISRI2018, ISRI’s Annual Convention and Exposition, held April 14-19, 2018, in Las Vegas. The Transportation Safety Award program is sponsored by the RecycleGuard® Insurance Program.


The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents more than 1,100 companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and 35 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 $117 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a million Americans with good jobs.

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