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REPUBLIC SERVICES AND UPS JOIN GLOBAL ROAD SAFETY CAUSE AS NEWEST MEMBERS OF TOGETHER FOR SAFER ROADS
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a coalition of global private sector companies working together to improve road safety, welcomes two new members ? Republic Services and UPS. They join 11 other member companies working collaboratively to help reduce road injuries and deaths by 50 percent by the year 2020 ? a goal set by the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety
Based in Phoenix, Republic Services is a recycling and non-hazardous solid waste services company that employs 31,000 people and operates a fleet of 15,000 vehicles in the United States. Road safety and the safety of its drivers is the company?s top priority, and has led to the creation of some of the most robust employee training programs and safety protocols in the country.
?We?re excited to join TSR and contribute our expertise to advance road safety by working collaboratively with other private sector companies, as well as the public sector and academia,? said Jim Olson, Republic Services? vice president of safety and environmental compliance. ?Our expertise, alongside the other diverse members of TSR, can help communities create a sustainable impact in road safety by contributing our knowledge in driver training, truck technology and safety systems.?
Similarly, UPS, the world’s largest package delivery company and a provider of supply chain management solutions, operates an extensive global network and has a long history of creating programs that promote road safety. Programs include its Integrad