EIA announced that it had received a record number of nominations for its Driver of the Year (DOTY) awards. This program recognizes and honors waste industry drivers committed to safety and high quality service. Nominations were due in December 2012. For the 2013 DOTY awards, EIA received 898 applications. This is nearly a 40 percent increase from the number of applicants that EIA had for the DOTY program in 2012. EIA expanded the number of categories this year from 7 to 9 to include separate categories for regional companies in response to member input. In 2013, EIA saw the number of applications increase for both large and small commercial companies, as well as public-sector organizations. Read more here.