Driver Recognition Program (2017)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Reminder - submit requests for awards by July 31, 2017. The purpose of WSTIP’s Driver Recognition Program is to recognize drivers for their consecutive and/or cumulative accident-free years of driving in transit service. Vehicle accidents are first and foremost the kind of risk WSTIP regularly pays from its loss fund.
At-fault vehicle accidents are costly to the pool, and these costs do not take into account the extra costs borne by your agency in terms of accident investigation costs, bus down time, service disruption, and the trust and confidence of the public. The savings are substantial for every year a driver is accident-free, which is why the WSTIP Executive Committee felt so strongly about creating a program to recognize and reward drivers for their accident-free driving history.
This program is not intended to take the place of your own reward and recognition systems in place at the member agency whether installed by agency design or by collective bargaining agreement. Rather these awards are intended to be in addition to pre-existing and contractual reward systems.
CLICK HERE for a complete write up on the program. Members were originally asked in direct email correspondence to provide a primary contact person. The deadline to submit your driver list is July 31, 2017.