NSC Recognizes Road Safety Leaders in Texas

Nine award recipients demonstrate commitment to go the extra mile for safety.

August 07, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Motor vehicle crashes are among the top causes of death in Texas, and employers in the Lone Star State are concerned for their employees’ safety on and off the job, each time they drive. The National Safety Council Our Driving Concern program recognizes Texas employers who are leading the way to promote driving safety. 

Safety is a core value at all nine of the Texas organizations recognized through the 2023 Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety awards program. Each has committed to keeping their employees and all road users safe by establishing safe driving policies and procedures as well as investing in continuing education and training. Many use tools such as in-vehicle monitoring to collect data, generate driver scorecards and follow up with one-on-one coaching.

One driver at an Irving-based hydrocarbon exploration company operating out of the Permian Basin in West Texas received the region’s inaugural No Need for Speed award after logging more than 600 hours behind the wheel during a six-month period without incident. Extrapolate that safety mindset to all employees across all the organizations recognized, and it’s easy to see how their commitment makes a difference.

“These Texas employers are showing that an investment in road safety is good for employees, communities – and good for business,” said Katie Mueller, the National Safety Council’s senior program manager leading the Our Driving Concern program. “They have saved money and lives through the implementation of evidence-based policies and comprehensive workplace safety programs. Each are to be commended for their exceptional efforts.”

The National Safety Council, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation, has presented Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety awards annually since 2014. In 2023, the organizations being recognized are:

Exemplary Award Recipients

● City of Arlington
● Pioneer Natural Resources
● Texas Mutual Insurance Company

Award Recipients

● Ace Fluid Solutions
● City of Irving
● City of Waco
● JR Ramon Demolition
● Stewart Welding and Machine Inc.

Honorable Mention

● City of Grand Prairie (Revenue Management Department)

CEO of Excellence Award 

● Bob Stewart – Stewart Welding 

Our Driving Concern staff members will honor each recipient during site visits in August. Learn why each recipient was selected, and get ideas to ramp up your own workplace traffic safety efforts in this best-practice brochure. For more information on the Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic Safety Program, please visit txdrivingconcern.org or email [email protected].

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