ISRI names winners of safety awards
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), named the winners of their Vehicle Safety Awards, recognizing top members for outstanding commitment to the safety of their employees and the general public as evidenced by progressive and effective fleet safety programs. 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 U.S. Department of Transportation recordable accident rate in 2012. The Pacesetter Award, also based on class, is granted to the ISRI member using the same criteria as the Best Fleet Award but covering a three-year period, in this case January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2012.
This year’s recipients, based on fleet classes are:
Small Class: 300,000 to 500,000 miles per year
- Pacesetter Award: Metals Recycling LLC – Schnitzer Northeast, Johnston, Rhode Island.
- Best Fleet Award: Metals Recycling LLC – Schnitzer Northeast, Johnston, Rhode Island.
Intermediate Class: 500,001 to 1,000,000 miles per year
- Pacesetter Award: Industrial Services of America, Louisville, Kentucky.
- Best Fleet Award: 1st Place – Industrial Services of America, Louisville, Kentucky
2nd Place – Consolidated Scrap Resources, York, Pennsylvania.
3rd Place – Prolerized New England Co., Everett, Massachusetts.
Medium Class: 1,000,001 to 5,000,000 miles per year
- Pacesetter Award: The Newark Group, Cranford, New Jersey.
Best Fleet Award: 1st Place – The Newark Group, Cranford, New Jersey.
2nd Place – Schupan and Sons, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
3rd Place – Metal Exchange Corporation, St. Louis, Missouri.
Large Class: Greater than 5,000,000 miles per year
- Pacesetter Award: OmniSource Transport, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Best Fleet Award: 1st Place –OmniSource Transport, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
“America’s trucking fleets log more than 432 billion miles per year and deliver nearly 70 percent of U.S. freight tonnage, including scrap recycling,” said Commodor Hall, ISRI’s transportation safety manager. “From 2007 to 2009, the number of people injured or killed in large truck crashes has decreased dramatically, in part due to the strong emphasis on driving safety by the scrap recycling industry. Through rigorous driver training, accident prevention, and vehicle maintenance programs these companies are setting the bar high ensuring America’s roads are safe for all motorists.”
The awards were presented at the 2013 ISRI Convention and Exposition, held in Orlando.