SWANA Beaver Chapter
Oregon & Idaho

Road-E-O

2019 Competition Results 2019 Sponsors 2019 Photos

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!

Road-E-O 2019

This year’s Road-E-O was a blast! The competition was fierce, the crowd excited, and the weather beautiful. We had a great turnout this year, both in competitors and volunteers. We’d like to give a huge thank you to all the sponsors and hard-working volunteers who helped make this happen. It couldn’t have happened without you!

Extra-special thanks goes to Knott Landfill for hosting—the mountainous panorama was the perfect backdrop, and we made the news!

2019 Competition Results

Top Operator

Zach Clark
Rogue Disposal

Top Driver

Kris Carpenter
City of Olympia

Roll-Off

1st Place

Mark Clawson
City of Olympia

2nd Place

Justin Kilgore
Waste Management

3rd Place

Sharles Hill
Lane County

Front Loader

1st Place

Kris Carpenter
City of Olympia

2nd Place

Mike Duffy
Cascade Disposal

Side Loader

1st Place

Robert Landis
City of Olympia

2nd Place

Rick Rock
Rogue Disposal

3rd Place

Ish Gomez
Republic Services

Mechanics

1st Place

Dustin Warren
Cascade Disposal

2nd Place

Chris Anderson
Rogue Disposal

Articulated Front End Loader

1st Place

Tim Sing
Marion County

2nd Place

Gavin Schmidt
Dirt Hugger

3rd Place

Austin Keller
Wasco County Landfill

Dozer

1st Place

Justin Kilgore
Waste Management

2nd Place

Sharles Hill
Lane County

3rd Place

Michael King
Marion County

Compactor

1st Place

Zach Clark
Rogue Disposal

2nd Place

Stacy Stroda
Lane County

3rd Place

Kathy Perini
Lane County

Excavator

1st Place

Bob Fritz
Lane County

2nd Place

John Watts
Republic Services

3rd Place

Kenneth Aerni
Deschutes County

2019 Sponsors

2019 Photo Gallery