Together for Safer Roads Announces Groundbreaking Industry Partnership with National Waste & Recycling Association
TSR and NWRA to Jointly Provide Program and Safety Training to Achieve Vision Zero
Arlington, VA – In light of road user safety and the importance of cross-industry collaborations in an effort to achieve Vision Zero, Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a global corporate social accelerator bringing together public and private organizations to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities, and the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), a trade association representing private sector U.S. waste and recycling companies, today announced a partnership with the objective of finding innovative solutions to make roads safer for all users.
“We are all road users, whether driving for personal or professional reasons, walking or biking. Having the support of essential industries is critical to the success of any Vision Zero initiative. We are thrilled to partner with NWRA to show how effective public-private partnerships can be,” stated David Braunstein, president, Together for Safer Roads.
TSR’s “FOCUS” on Fleet Safety Initiative will encourage the development of safety cultures in smaller, local operators, and NWRA’s safety programs are focused on making trash collection processes and disposal operations less dangerous. TSR and NWRA have a desire to make fleet safety resources developed by TSR available to NWRA’s membership base and to incorporate relevant NWRA safety resources into the TSR program.
“Safety is our top priority at Republic Services, and as the operator of one of the nation’s largest fleets, we do everything we can to be safe on America’s roadways,” said Jim Olson, vice president of safety, Republic Services. “We are proud to be the first recycling and waste services provider to partner with Together for Safer Roads, and we welcome NWRA to the coalition.”
NWRA CEO and President Darrell K. Smith shared, “Roadway and vulnerable road user safety is a complicated issue that requires bringing together all industries, vulnerable road users and government agencies. Together for Safer Roads has shown it can create this coalition to make our roads safer for all involved. We are excited to announce this partnership with TSR in New York City.”
Dr. Smith continued, “NWRA is excited to continue our commitment to safety and finding innovative ways to make the waste and recycling industry safer, both for industry employees and those who come in contact with our trucks, with our partnership with Together for Safer Roads. We commend Republic Services for helping to move TSR forward and look forward to engaging more of our members in this important endeavor.”
About Together for Safer Roads
Together for Safer Roads is a global NGO that works with government, businesses and community stakeholders on local projects, fleet safety management and technology initiatives to prevent traffic crashes, injuries and deaths. TSR was started in conjunction with the UN’s Decade of Road safety and has partners around the world. TSR’s members include AB InBev, AT&T, CalAmp, Geotab, Lyft, Marsh, PepsiCo, Republic Services, Samsara, UPS, and others. For more information, visit www.togetherforsaferroads.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About National Waste & Recycling Association
The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA)
Brandon Wright (202) 364 3706
Together for Safer Roads (TSR)
Kat Krieger (646) 207-0577