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EIA solicits Driver of the Year nominations

The Environmental Industry Associations (EIA), which represents the private sector recycling and waste services industry in the U.S., is accepting nominations for its popular and prestigious 2013 Driver of the Year awards. This program, which has been expanded and streamlined, honors those drivers who operate their vehicles in a safe and responsible manner, maintain outstanding performance records, and enhance the overall image of the recycling and waste services industry. The EIA Driver of the Year program is underwritten by AmWINS and Berkley Environmental.

All nominees receive a gift package and certificate of appreciation. Finalists also receive a personalized plaque. The winner in each category will be honored in person at WasteExpo in May 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. They also will receive a commemorative gift and $1,000 cash prize. And EIA makes efforts to get news about award recipients in their local newspapers and other media outlets.

For 2013, EIA revised the nomination categories to include residential, commercial and industrial drivers at regional companies with a combined fleet between 251 and 2,000 vehicles. As a result, this year, a Driver of the Year will be selected from each of nine categories. Drivers compete with other drivers in the same category only. Nominations now can be completed entirely online.

To be eligible for consideration, nominated drivers must be full-time employees at the time of nomination and at the time of winner selection and award presentation.

Your company does not have to be a member of NSWMA or EIA to nominate a driver. Previous Driver of the Year winners are not eligible to enter again. Completed nominations must be submitted by November 30, 2012.

For additional information or to begin the nomination process, visit this link.