We are thrilled to announce that three employees were recognized with 2020 Driver of the Year and Operator of the Year awards by the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA)! A big congratulations to the following drivers and operator on this tremendous honor:
National Commercial Driver of the Year
Tommy G., Phoenix, Arizona
Tommy’s 42 years of service with Republic is proof of his dedication not only to his career but to his family, community and our customers.
National Operator of the Year
Keith D., Sorrento, Louisiana
Keith has consistently demonstrated the essence of the Company’s five R’s in his service to Colonial Landfill for over 37 years.
National Industrial Driver of the Year
Tim F., Church Hill, Tennessee
An industrial driver with Republic for 29 years, Tim is also one of our certified Behind the Wheel instructors who trains new drivers to safely operate commercial vehicles.
Tommy, Keith and Tim will continue to be celebrated locally with their BUs and Areas over the coming weeks and will be recognized by Republic leaders in the coming months.
About Driver and Operator of the Year Awards
For more than 25 years, the NWRA Driver of the Year and Operator of the Year awards have honored drivers and operators in our industry who uphold the profession as an honorable occupation, and have conducted themselves, the vehicles and equipment they operate in the safest and most responsible manner possible.
Since 2009, Republic drivers have won 70% of the NWRA Driver of the Year awards, an honor that celebrates exemplary customer service and superior driver safety records. This is Republic’s second consecutive NWRA Operator of the Year award, which was added in 2017.