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Together for Safer Roads and NWRA expand fleet safety training program to small haulers

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The FOCUS on Fleet Safety Training Program helps independent fleet operators develop their safety culture. Together for Safer Roads

Together for Safer Roads (TSR) and the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) have partnered to extend the FOCUS on Fleet Safety Training Program to independent haulers within the waste and recycling industry. This collaboration builds on the success of the program in creating safe and efficient fleet operations.

The FOCUS on Fleet Safety Training Program helps independent fleet operators develop their safety culture with expertise and best practices drawn from TSR's group of fleets and technology companies. The FOCUS program is structured around training and development, safety leadership, and technology, and includes executive coaching and before and after benchmarking. 

TSR, in collaboration with NWRA, wants to bring this training initiative to independent haulers.

Highlights of the FOCUS program

Inclusive training: The program is designed for independent haulers, acknowledging the unique characteristics of this cohort.

Beyond compliance: Recognizing the time and resource constraints faced by independent and mid-size fleets, the program goes beyond mere compliance, offering practical insights and expertise to establish premier fleet safety programs.

Saving lives and creating change: With a focus on creating real and sustained changes, the program aims enhance road safety and foster positive transformations within participating organizations.

"Small-to-mid-size fleets account for roughly 88 percent of all commercial fleets on the road, "said Peter Goldwasser, executive director of Together for Safer Roads. "The FOCUS on Fleet Safety Training Program is a commitment to saving lives and creating safer roads. We are excited to partner with NWRA and to be recognizing the integral role that independent haulers play in the waste and recycling industry."

"Our partnership with TSR and the expansion of their FOCUS on Fleet Safety Training Program underscore our dedication to ensuring that every operator, regardless of size, has access to the tools and knowledge needed for a comprehensive fleet safety program," Kirk Sander, chief of staff and vice president of safety and standards at The National Waste & Recycling Association. "We're not just promoting compliance; we're fostering a culture of safety that goes above and beyond."

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