The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, announced the winners of its seventh annual Vehicle Safety Awards at ISRI2019 in Los Angeles. The awards are presented to members that have demonstrated a strong commitment to the safety of employees and public through effective fleet safety programs, the association says.
“ISRI’s Vehicle Safety Awards recognize those member companies that standout when it comes to vehicle safety records,” says Commodor Hall, ISRI’s transportation safety director. “A safe transportation program is the result of a strong safety culture, proper vehicle maintenance program and open communication among drivers, vehicle maintenance staff and management. It takes a commitment by all to ensure that fleet and driver safety is paramount. ISRI congratulates those members who achieved strong vehicle safety records.”
The awards come in two categories: Best Fleet Award and Pacesetter Award. Based on class size, the Best Fleet Award is presented to the ISRI member with the lowest vehicle accident rate and the lowest DOT rate in 2018. The Pacesetter Award, also based on class, is granted the ISRI member with the lowest accident record and the lowest vehicle severity accident rate over a three-year period, in this case from Jan. 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2018.
The 2018 Best Fleet Award, Small Class (300,000 – 500,000 miles), was awarded to:
- Reserve Management Group, Reserve Transport, Twinsburg, Ohio;
- Shine Bros Corp., Spencer, Iowa; and
- Berman Bros. Inc., Jacksonville, Florida.
The 2018 Best Fleet Award, Intermediate Class (500,001 to 1 million miles), was awarded to:
- Rochester Iron & Metal Inc., Rochester, Indiana;
- TJN Enterprise Inc., Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and
- Cozzi Recycling, Bellwood, Illinois.
The 2018 Best Fleet Award, Medium Class (1,000,001 to 5 million miles), was awarded to:
- Metal Exchange Corp., St. Louis;
- Prolerized New England Co., Concord, New Hampshire; and
- Schupan & Sons, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The 2018 Pacesetter Award, Small Class, was awarded to Berman Bros.; the 2018 Pacesetter Award, Intermediate Class, was awarded to Rochester Iron & Metal; and the 2018 Pacesetter Award, Medium Class, was awarded to United Scrap Metal.