Celebrating Two Drivers of the Year

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Celebrating Two Drivers of the Year

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Based upon company size, Republic is eligible for 3 Driver of the Year awards – large residential, large commercial and large industrial. This year, we received 2 of the 3 possible awards.

Earlier this week, Republic leaders came together to celebrate Republic’s Toribio G., Industrial  Driver from Huntington Beach, California and Chuck T., Residential Driver from Telford, Pennsylvania.

As part of this award, Toribio, Chuck 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 with their name and achievement on the door.

Congratulations, Toribio and Chuck!

There’s no doubt we have some of the best drivers in the industry. A big thank you to all of our drivers and operators that exemplify the 5 Rs each day on the job.

Check out all of our Driver of the Year finalists and Operator of the Year finalists!
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  • With Republic for 30+ years and has maintained a perfect safety record – zero incidents or injuries – to date!
  • Received Republic’s Dedicated to Safety awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Serves as mentor for new drivers
  • Averages 310 miles, collecting 180 tons of waste each week
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  • 20+ years incident and injury-free
  • Participates in Republic’s SOS program and flew to Texas and Massachusetts last year to help local teams impacted by storms.
  • Averages 3,200 residential pickups each week
  • Drives an average of 500 miles per week, collecting 60 tons of waste.
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