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ISRI Members Recognized for Top Vehicle Safety Records

(Los Angeles) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry™, announced the winners of its seventh annual Vehicle Safety Awards. The awards are presented to those members that have demonstrated a strong commitment to the safety of employees and public through effective fleet safety programs. The awards come in two categories: Best Fleet Award and Pacesetter Award.

“ISRI’s Vehicle Safety Awards recognize those member companies that standout when it comes to vehicle safety records,” said Commodor Hall, ISRI’s transportation safety director. “A safe transportation program is the result of a strong safety culture, proper vehicle maintenance program, and open communication among drivers, vehicle maintenance staff, and management. It takes a commitment by all to ensure that fleet and driver safety is paramount. ISRI congratulates those members who achieved strong vehicle safety records.”

Based on class size, the Best Fleet Award is presented to the ISRI member with the lowest vehicle accident rate, and the lowest U.S. Department of Transportation Recordable rate in 2018. The Pacesetter Award, also based on class, is granted to the ISRI member using the same criteria as the Best Fleet Award but covering a three-year period, in this case January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2018.

This year’s award recipients, based on fleet classes are:

2018 Best Fleet Award, Small Class 300,000 – 500,000 Miles:
1. Reserve Management Group – Reserve Transport LLC, Twinsburg, OH
2. Shine Bros Corp, Spencer, IA
3. Berman Brothers Inc., Jacksonville, FL

2018 Pacesetter Award, Small Class 300,000 – 500,000 Miles:
• Berman Brothers Inc., Jacksonville, FL

2018 Best Fleet Award, Intermediate Fleet 500,001 – 1,000,000 Miles:
1. Rochester Iron & Metal, Inc. Rochester, IN
2. TJN Enterprises, Inc. Sioux Falls, SD
3. Cozzi Recycling, Bellwood, IL

2018 Pacesetter Award, Intermediate Class 500,001 – 1,000-000 Miles:
• Rochester Iron & Metal, Inc. Rochester, IN

2018 Best Fleet Award, Medium Class 1,000,001 – 5,000,000 Miles:
1. Metal Exchange Corporation, Saint Louis, MO
2. Prolerized New England Company LLC, Concord, NH
3. Schupan & Sons, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI

2018 Pacesetter Award, Medium Class 1,000,001 – 5,000,000 Miles:
United Scrap Metal, Inc. Cicero, IL

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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 $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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