With the 7th largest fleet in the nation, we know it’s important for us to continuously leverage technology to reduce emissions and optimize collections while also increasing efficiency and improving safety. These solutions are making a difference in our daily operations and helping to decrease our carbon footprint.
Recognition Embodies Republic’s Commitment to Safety & Customers
NEW ORLEANS, May 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) is pleased to announce that collection drivers Jesse Peña and Javier Verduzco were recipients of prestigious Driver of the Year awards in the large industrial and large commercial truck categories, respectively. The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) celebrates the industry’s best drivers each year with the distinguished recognition based upon exemplary safety records and customer service.
PHOENIX, April 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Between 25 and 33 percent of global crashes are work-related and 36 percent of occupational deaths worldwide are due to road crashes. As of 2010, there were more than 307 million commercial vehicles on the world’s roads. Companies have the responsibility to consider the welfare of their employees, as well as the dangers business fleets pose to other road users.
The pace of business never seems to stop, and thanks to the convenience of cell phones, many people work on the go, even while they’re driving. Yet cell phone use is one of the most common type of distracted driving, and it claims thousands of lives and causes thousands more injuries every year.
Safety is the foundation of Republic Services’ business, and the cornerstone upon which the Company’s initiatives and programs are built. Day-in and day-out, Republic keeps safety top-of-mind, providing peace of mind to customers and employees alike.
Together for Safer Roads
As the operator of the 8th largest vocational fleet in the country, with an industry leading safety record, Republic Services has a direct effect on roadway safety each day. While their strong safety performance is significant in the communities they serve, they aspire for more.
‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign runs December 15 – January 1
LOUISVILLE, Ky., December 15, 2016 /3BL Media/– To help everyone have a safe holiday season, Brown-Forman is once again teaming up with local transportation companies to encourage people to plan ahead and keep drunk drivers off of the roads. This is the fifth consecutive year that Brown-Forman has helped offer safe rides home through this program.
New Honda #PhoneDownEyesUp Social Campaign Targets Distracted Driving Campaign Supports Distracted Driving Awareness Month
TORRANCE, Calif., April 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Honda is encouraging safer driving habits through a new social media campaign titled #PhoneDownEyesUp in support of Distracted Driving Awareness month in April. Since distracted driving is a form of multitasking, Honda is launching a new social media video series demonstrating the difficulty and danger in trying to do two things at once.
Fewer teens use marijuana than alcohol, and it’s less of a factor in car crashes. But the drug still poses real dangers when teens are behind the wheel.
How so? Marijuana is typically smoked, and when it is, the chemicals pass very quickly from the lungs to the bloodstream to the brain. This releases dopamine in the brain’s reward center creating the pleasurable feelings or the “high” from the chemical. However, other effects impact a number of critical driving skills...
In the last decade, teen motor vehicle deaths dropped by nearly half. The rates remain too high, but further reductions are possible.
Even though motor vehicle-related deaths among 13-to-19-year-olds fell from 5,300 to 2,524 since 2005, that’s still 2,524 too many. The fatal crash rate per mile driven for 16-to-19-year-olds stands out – it is nearly three times that of drivers 20 and older. And the rates at ages 16 and 17 are nearly twice the fatal crash rate per mile driven of older teens ages 18 and 19.
Marks the First Time Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Technology Is Being Used to Educate the Public about Safe Driving
DETROIT, January 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Today at the Detroit Auto Show, Toyota launched its newTeenDrive365 distracted driving simulator with Oculus Rift, marking the first time the virtual reality technology is being used to educate the public – teens and parents alike – about the dangers of distracted driving.