Driver Brian B. Celebrates 35-Year Anniversary, Revere, MA

August 20, 2020

Congratulations to Driver Brian B., who is celebrating his 35th year at Republic. Ops Supervisor Sean E. sat down with Brian to ask him a few questions about his long-term career in the industry and safety advice for new drivers.

Q You started at Republic in 1985 – did you start out as a Driver?

A No, I started out as a laborer in Medford, MA, and learned how to drive on the job. In my opinion, this is the best way to learn – by having another driver teach you.

Q How did your team celebrate your big anniversary?
A Everybody congratulated me, everybody did. It was nice.

Q What do you enjoy most about being a driver?
A I like being in my own space and having freedom. But you’ve always got to focus.

Q What advice do you have for drivers new to the job?
A Always, always, always pay attention to everything around you.  It’s so difficult, between the UBER drivers, bicycles and pedestrians.  Your head needs to be on a swivel.

Q Outside of work, what do you like doing in your free time?
A Spending time with my family.

Thank You, Brian, for your 35 years of service!