In support of the National Waste and Recycling Association’s (NWRA) August “Safety Stand Down” campaign, which focused on raising awareness about safety issues and possible improvements within the waste and recycling industry, Rubicon Global has announced two partnerships that underscore the importance of safety in the industry.
Insurance Office of America (IOA) and Concorde, Inc. have joined the RubiconPro buying program to provide insurance and DOT driver compliance administration to independent haulers and truckers in all 50 states. RubiconPro features fuel, equipment, financial and insurance and compliance benefits that previously were only available to the industry’s largest regional and national haulers and truck fleets.
Through RubiconPro, IOA will provide haulers and truckers with an internal department dedicated strictly to waste, recycling and environmental accounts. In addition, IOA will provide haulers with access to its RiskScore platform to determine the safety culture, claims management, training and compliance programs of an organization and help to implement a strategy of improvement where needed.
“IOA has a unique understanding of the waste industry, both the growth challenges that independent haulers face as well as the inherent risks, from an insurance perspective,” said Nathan Brainard, vice president of the environmental division at IOA, in a statement. “In addition, we’ve invested a considerable amount of time as members of both the NWRA ANSI z 245.1 and safety committees, to continue to educate ourselves on hauler safety and find new ways to serve our clients.”
Concorde will help independent haulers and trucking companies with benefits that help transportation companies maintain the administration and safety compliance process for its commercial drivers, including driver qualification management, motor vehicle record monitoring, compliance, safety and accountability reporting, medical examination review, drug and alcohol testing and employment screening services.
“Simplifying compliance will help haulers keep their drivers safe on the road and up to date on department of transportation requirements and regulations,” said Kerry Grubb, director of RubiconPro, in a statement. “Concorde has long been one of the most well-respected compliance firms in the nation, so we are pleased to have them join RubiconPro.”