GREENBELT, Md. — Nominations for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2021 International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA) will be accepted through Dec. 11, 2020. CVSA works to coordinate commercial vehicle safety enforcement and regulatory compliance across Canada, Mexico and the U.S.
According to CVSA, the IDEA competition honors those individuals who go above and beyond the performance of their duties as a commercial vehicle driver, distinguishing themselves conspicuously and beyond the call of duty through the achievement of safe operation and compliance carried out with evident distinction for an extended period of time.
The nominated individual must be of personal character beyond reproach with no disqualifying past behavior, as indicated in the IDEA award criteria. Nominees must have:
- At least 25 cumulative years of crash-free driving in a commercial motor vehicle with a clean driving record for the past three years
- No felony convictions
- No safety-related driving suspensions in the past three years
- No driver violations in the past three years, excluding form and manner violations
The winner of the 2021 IDEA will receive a check for $2,500 and a crystal trophy. In addition, if the 2021 CVSA Workshop is held in person, the winner will receive:
- Airfare for the winner and one guest to Louisville, Kentucky, to receive his/her award during the general session of the CVSA Workshop; and
- A two-night hotel stay at the Louisville Marriott Downtown in Louisville.
The IDEA winner will be presented with the award and receive public recognition during the general session of the CVSA Workshop in Louisville on April 19, 2021. Announcement of the IDEA winner will be shared nationally through a press release, as well as on the CVSA website and through social media.
The IDEA competition is open to the entire commercial motor vehicle industry; nominees do not have to be a member of or affiliated with CVSA to qualify.
The deadline to submit the 2021 IDEA nomination form is Dec. 11, 2020. All materials must be mailed together in one envelope. No email submissions will be accepted. Partial packets will not be considered. No exceptions. All nominators will receive a letter confirming CVSA’s receipt of their nomination packet.
The IDEA Program Committee will review and authenticate IDEA nominations. The final decision to recognize and honor the nominee will be made by the CVSA Executive Committee. CVSA is not required to select a winner if the nominees do not exemplify the qualities of the IDEA program.
Click here to download the IDEA nomination form.
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