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USPS Safe Driver Awards

The National Safety Council and U.S. Postal Service Washington, D.C., headquarters work together to reward drivers who deliver on safety every day. The NSC Safe Driver Awards program is an easy way to encourage driver safety, and some program awards are FREE OF CHARGE.

Joseph M. Kaplan Safe Driver of the Year Award

Nominations for the Joseph M. Kaplan Safe Driver of the Year Award are open from Jan. 1 to March 31 each year. Nominate your drivers that exemplify exceptional driver safety. If you have an employee who has driven an outstanding amount of miles or hours behind the wheel without a preventable collision, be sure to nominate him/her for the prestigious National Safety Council Safe Driver of the Year award. Only online nominations will be accepted.

Get award information here, and view the award criteria here.

Available at no Charge

Expert Driver Award

Now covered under contract. Honors employees who have a specific number of years without an incident: 1 – 45 years.

Safe Driver Lapel Pins

Recognize your drivers for specific years driven without incident; 1-45 years available. Quality crafted pin in rose gold with clutch fastener, 5/8” x 3/4”.

Million Mile Plaque

Recognizes drivers with 1 million miles of driving or 30 accumulated years driven without a preventable incident. This 6 3/4" x 9 3/4" solid walnut plaque bears the Million Mile Club emblem, the NSC logo and an engraved personalized nameplate.

Wallet Cards

These are a valued supplemental recognition item for your drivers when they achieve another year without incident. They can be ordered by using the Safe Driver Lapel Pin order form and the Wallet Card personalization template.

Available at Additional Cost

Safe Driver Shoulder Patches

Recognize drivers for a specific period of years without a preventable incident; 1 – 45 years available. Swiss embroiderd, durable and washable. Measures 3" x 4"

Take Advantage of NSC Member Benefits

All USPS facilities can take advantage of NSC member benefits:

FREE: Delivering Safety monthly USPS exclusive enewsletter provides topical safety tips and tools to help keep you and your employees safe. To opt-in, email your name and address to [email protected]. Read the latest issue.

FREE: Downloadable safety posters to remind your employees to practice safety in the workplace.

FREE: 5-Minute Safety Talks help you communicate during safety meetings; available in English and Spanish. Click here for topics. Additional Resources:

Request a hard copy of the USPS Safe Driver Award Rules Book. Email [email protected]


If you have any questions regarding the U.S. Postal Service Safe Driver Award Program, contact NSC at (800) 621-7619 or [email protected]. Our fax number is (630) 285-0797.