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Republic Services Joins Together for Safer Roads in Ringing Nasdaq Closing Bell.

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On Monday, August 6, Together for Safer Roads (TSR) had the honor of ringing the Nasdaq closing bell alongside many of its member companies, including Republic Services. TSR is a coalition of global private sector companies working to improve worldwide road safety through initiatives, ideas and innovation. Republic is the only recycling and waste services provider associated with the coalition, and is actively working with the coalition and its member companies to achieve a shared mission of fewer road traffic collisions, deaths and injuries worldwide.

We Prioritize Safety Above All Else

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Due to the nature of our industry, we prioritize safety above all else. An exemplary safety track record helps ensure that every employee returns home at the end of the day. It also helps us attract the best drivers and improves relationships with the communities we serve, while reducing costs.

Republic’s safety performance is 41% better than the industry average based on OSHA data.

Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability Faculty, Tom Lyon asks, "Do Millenials Have a Sense of 'Meh' When It Comes to the U.S. Auto Industry?"

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Erb Institute, faculty member, Tom Lyon along with A. Wren Montgomery and Kimberly S. Wolske, have recently completed research which considers differences between Millennial’s perceptions of automotive ownership versus prior generations and whether Millennials are exhibiting significantly different driving behaviors and attitudes. Interestingly, “changing emotional connections to and meanings around driving and ownership, and utility perceptions around vehicles” may be indicative of a general lack of interest by this generation, or more simply, ‘meh’.

The Spark of Innovation Series: Learn How Booz Allen Interns are Combatting Drowsy Driving

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In the third installment of the six-part video series, “The Spark of Innovation,” Michael Jacob and André Nguyen discuss how, as interns at Booz Allen Hamilton, they conceived the concept of Beat Awake, an algorithm to help prevent drivers from falling asleep at the wheel.

It’s happened to all of us: you’re driving, you’re tired, and you feel your eyelids begin to get heavy.

#TagYourHalf During Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By Staci Salazar & Colby Shipwash, authors of the blogs "Our Family Lifestyle" and "Days of Domestic Dad"
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Hi, I’m Staci from Our Family LifestyleHi, I’m Colby from Days of a Domestic Dad.

We’ve been married for almost 23 years and have 5 children.

From the moment we met in high school, I have been making the moves and calling the shots. My Type A personality and Colby’s easy-going attitude have kept us checked and balanced in our marriage, in raising our children, and in life. 

Republic Truck ROAD-EO Championship Winners Announced

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Republic Services is pleased to announce the winners of the first National Truck ROAD-EO Competition, which was held on March 2nd in Phoenix, Arizona. The ROAD-EO involved Republic’s 50 top drivers and technicians--among 15,000 nationwide--who earned the opportunity to compete in the national championship by winning their respective local and area competitions. The competition involved a series of driving and diagnostic tests in challenging scenarios, in order to determine national champions in five distinct categories.

Republic Services Kicks-Off its First National Championship Truck ROAD-EO

Fifty Drivers and Technicians Compete to Determine the Best-of-the-Best
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PHOENIX, March 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) celebrated its industry leading safety program by hosting its first national championship truck ROAD-EO competition, a rigorous skills competition for Republic’s top drivers and technicians from across the country. The competition involves a series of driving and diagnostic tests in challenging scenarios, in order to determine national champions in five distinct categories.

Picture Your Life. Picture How Quickly It Can Change.

By: Michelle Kuckelman
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Picture this. You’re driving in your neighborhood. Your phone beeps. You take your eyes off the road for just a second. What happens next…could be life-changing.

It’s hard to envision a moment like that until you experience it. And we don’t want that to happen. So we’re bringing it to life—virtually.

Smartphone Use While Driving Grows Beyond Texting to Social Media, Web Surfing, Selfies, Video Chatting

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DALLAS, May 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ - When you see the driver next to you looking at their phone, it’s no longer safe to assume they’re texting. New research1 from AT&T* shows nearly 4-in-10 smartphone users tap into social media while driving. Almost 3-in-10 surf the net. And surprisingly, 1-in-10 video chat.

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