Organizations across America make an effort to recognize safe drivers throughout the year, and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has joined the ranks. CVSA is introducing the International Driver Excellence Award, a new award program that recognizes professional drivers and their commitment to public safety.
Each year, one bus or truck driver will receive the award, which honors a driver who has exhibited safe operation and compliance over an extended period of time. Going beyond the call of duty and displaying exceptional personal character are other factors being considered. Specifically, nominees must meet the following requirements:
- At least 25 cumulative years of accident-free driving in a commercial motor vehicle with a clean driving record for the past three years.
- No felony convictions.
- No safety-related driving suspensions in the past three years.
- No driver violations in the past three years, excluding form and manner violations.
A winner will be announced in April 2015. In addition to a presentation at the CVSA 2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Boise, Idaho, the winner will also receive a trophy, a monetary award and a medallion to place on their truck or bus.
Nominations must be turned in by Friday, Feb. 27. Nomination forms can be downloaded here.
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