Celebrating Driver AND Operator of the Year Winners

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Celebrating Driver AND Operator of the Year Winners

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Each year, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) recognizes the best drivers and operators across the country. To be considered, drivers and operators must have a long history of safe driving – which means no injuries or crashes – and deliver outstanding performance year after year.

For the first year ever, Republic had a both Driver AND Operator of the Year winners (we’ve never had an Operator of the Year winner)! Congratulations to our winners: Mike J. of Winder, GA, named National Commercial Driver of the Year, and Roberto H. of Lake Havasu City, AZ, named National Operator of the Year.

Mike has spent more than 20 years in the industry and is a certified residential and small container collection truck driver. Mike is the two-time reigning local ROAD-EO champion. Mike is also part of our SOS program that consists of volunteer drivers from across the country who are deployed to service routes in the aftermath of natural disasters.

For 25 years, Roberto has been an essential part of Republic’s landfill operations team. He has maintained a flawless safety record, in addition to a perfect attendance record. He was a three-time NWRA Operator of the Year finalist before his win this year.

Mike and Roberto were honored by the industry and their peers during an awards program held May 7, at Waste Expo, the recycling and waste industry’s largest conference. As part of the awards, Mike, Roberto and their families received expense paid trips to Las Vegas – the location for this year’s event – along with plaques from the NWRA presented at the awards breakfast. From Republic, our 2 winners also received a check for $5,000, a custom leather jacket, and best of all, a brand-new truck for Mike and bulldozer for Roberto with their name and achievement on the door – see photos!

Congratulations to all of our 2019 finalists for Driver and Operator of the Year:
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