SWANA Beaver Chapter
Oregon & Idaho

Road-E-O

About the Competition

The SWANA Northwest Regional Road-E-O is a great opportunity for the “front line” employees in the solid waste management field—truck drivers, heavy equipment operators and mechanics—to obtain education through training and networking. The Road-E-O also gives these front-line employees a chance to display their on-the-job skills in a competitive arena. Many of the SWANA Chapters hold an annual local Chapter Road-E-O event. Competitors from both the public and private sectors are welcome to participate. There are three separate competition divisions—landfill equipment, trucks, and
equipment/truck mechanics.

The event typically features four truck events: roll-offfront loaderautomated side loader, and transfer trucks. It will also include the mechanics category and four landfill equipment events: landfill compactorarticulated dump truckarticulated front end loaderhydraulic excavator and dozer. Competitors may compete in multiple divisions, but may only compete in a single event in each division. All competitors complete a written test, CDL pre-trip inspection, and either a driving obstacle course or troubleshooting exercise.

Competition winners are determined by the highest combined score for the day’s events. Awards will be given to the first, second and third-place finishers for each truck category, for the mechanics event, and for each of the landfill equipment categories. In addition, the overall winner of the competition will be crowned the Top Gun and presented with a belt buckle and the Barry McCoy Memorial Trophy. The first and second-place winners of each classification will be eligible to advance to the annual SWANA International Road-E-O event which pits the winning drivers from the various Chapter events against each other.

As with all SWANA events, there is a high level of professionalism. The Road-E-O is one of the only events strictly for the front line employees. The friendly rivalry, networking and educational components make the Road-E-O a winning combination!

2022

This year’s Road-E-O took place on September 9th & 10th at Knott Landfill in Bend, OR.

It featured three truck events, roll-off, front loader, and automated side loader, and four landfill equipment events: the landfill compactor, the articulated front-end loader, hydraulic excavator and the dozer.

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2022 Competition Results

Overall

Top Operator

Glade Nielson
Rogue Compost

Top Driver

Arman Seib
Rogue Disposal & Recycling

Roll-Off

1st Place

Arman Seib
Rogue Disposal & Recycling

2nd Place

Dominic Espirito
Lane County PW

3rd Place

Scott Seward
City of Olympia

Front Loader

1st Place

Mike Manwill
Cascade Disposal

2nd Place

Mitch Lowry
City of Olympia

3rd Place

Samuel Sanchez
Rogue Disposal & Recycling

Side Loader

1st Place

Scotty Donaca
Cascade Disposal

2nd Place

Nicholas Reuter
Cascade Disposal

3rd Place

Jeremy Krause
City of Olympia

Articulated Front End Loader

1st Place

Roy Perkins
Southern Idaho Solid Waste

2nd Place

Dominic Espirito
Lane County PW

3rd Place

Glade Nielson
Rogue Compost

Dozer

1st Place

Sharles Hill
Lane County PW

2nd Place

Amy Gibson
Marion County PW

3rd Place

Tim Sing
Marion County PW

Compactor

1st Place

Joshua Hesse
Dry Creek Landfill

2nd Place

Tyler Whitesell
Southern Idaho Solid Waste

3rd Place

Sharles Hill
Lane County PW

Excavator

1st Place

Glade Nielson
Rogue Compost

2nd Place

Joshua Hesse
Dry Creek Landfill

3rd Place

Paul Sterner
Southern Idaho Solid Waste

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