Winter Driver Safety - Q&A with Fenster

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Congratulations Winter Safety Quiz 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=''] At Republic, we’re committed to safety all year long! Thank you to the nearly 100 employees who aced our Winter Safety Quiz! Congratulations to Joell C., Ronan, MT; Tiffany W., Houston, TX; and Dale M., St. Cloud, MN! Our three lucky winners will receive a winter prize package to include the following Company Store merch.
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Top 3 Reasons Winter Safety Matters

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Mother Nature can be harsh during the winter months, especially in northern regions. Icy roads, sleet, snow, cold temps – all of it comes our way and can have an effect on driving conditions. As a Company, we take safety seriously all year round. Here are the Top 3 Reasons why you should take winter safety seriously.

#1 – Your family is depending on you to come home safely. No job is so important that we cannot take the time needed to ensure the safety of everyone involved.  Follow policies and procedures and take the time necessary to stay safe.

#2 & #3 – see reason #1 above. Ensuring you return home safely is the only thing that matters when it comes to winter safety.

Be prepared and stay safe this winter!
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Take Winter Driving Quiz, Win Company Store Winter Gear!

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] At Republic, we’re committed to safety all year long! Driving in winter presents an added host of safety hazards – even for the most seasoned driver. Take our Winter Safety Quiz to test your safe-driving knowledge!

If you get a perfect score, email a screenshot of your results to BlueNation@RepublicServices.com to be eligible for a chance to win Company Store gifts that are sure to keep you cozy. We’ll choose three lucky winners, to be announced Jan. 31.
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Winter Driver Safety - Q&A with Fenster

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] We want you to stay safe this winter season! The winter months are no time to slack when it comes being safe on the roads. So, we asked Fenster (yes, he only goes by one name like Madonna), Senior Safety Manager, how to stay safe this winter while on the road.

Q. When it comes to winter safety on the roads, what’s the most important thing for people to know?

A. When it comes to staying safe in the winter, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Planning ahead can make all the difference. We ask our drivers to dress in layers, check the weather before coming in to work and adjust their driving habits based on the conditions.

Q. How do we keep our drivers safe on the winter roads?

A. Safety is our number one priority and that’s why we provide additional awareness training for our drivers during the winter months. Sometimes it’s just a reminder on things like slowing down, increasing the amount of space you leave between you and another vehicle, and anticipating the actions of other drivers. We also order more supplies like jackets, gloves and hats before winter hits to ensure they have enough attire to keep them warm.

Q. Any additional advice for those of us that don’t drive a massive truck?

A. Pay attention to your surroundings. People are so distracted when they’re driving. Icy roads and snowy conditions don’t allow for a ton of reaction time when it comes to driving. Keep your eyes moving, because anticipation helps avoidance when it comes to accidents. Bottom line, if you feel unsafe driving down a road, don’t do it.
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