Allan Gerlat, News Editor

September 20, 2013

1 Min Read
EIA Calls for Driver of the Year Award Applications

The Environmental Industry Associations (EIA) has issued the application for its 2014 Driver of the Year Awards.

The Washington-based EIA said in a news release the Driver of the Year (DOTY) Awards honor drivers “who operate their vehicles in a safe and responsible manner, who maintain outstanding performance records and whose contributions have enhanced the overall image of the waste and recycling industry.”

The nomination deadline is Nov. 15.

“The Driver of the Year program is part of our DNA,” said Sharon Kneiss, EIA president and CEO. “It’s so important to honor safe driving and the men and women who keep our industry moving. This program lets us do both.”

In 2014, applicants will be broken into the following categories:  Small Company, Medium Company, Regional Company Commercial, Regional Company Industrial, Regional Company Residential, Large Company Commercial, Large Company Industrial, Large Company Residential, and Public Sector.

Qualified nominees must be full-time waste and/or recycling haulers at the time of nomination and at the time of winner selection and award presentation.

The 2014 EIA DOTY program is underwritten by DriveCam.

Access the online application at


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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