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State ROAD-E-O

The SWANA State Road-E-O annual competitions were held on  July 30, 2016.  The SWANA State Road-E-O is designed to enhance employee morale, instill a competitive spirit, and set evaluation criteria for superior performance among the solid waste drivers and operators of companies across the state/region.  Categories can include competitions for truck drivers, landfill equipment operators, and mechanics.

This competitive event measures a driver and/or landfill equipment operator’s skill behind the wheel and knowledge of the safety regulations and equipment used.  Drivers and operators are required to maneuver competition vehicles through a preset course; mechanics are tested in areas of troubleshooting and diagnostics.  All categories are judged for accuracy and time.

The following are the top 3 winners in each category.  The top 2 winners competed in the International Road-E-O  held this year in Dublin, Georgia | September 3, 2016.  Click here for our 2015 winners!

Kentucky Bluegrass Truck ROAD-E-O 2016 Winners
Front End Loader
Winner First Name Last Name Employer Total Time
1 Trey Troxell City of Frankfort Solid Waste 429 6:09
2 Rodney Reffitt Republic Services 427 10:48
3 Timothy Shephard Hopkinsville Solid Waste Enterprise 332 4:31
Side Loader
Winner First Name Last Name Employer Total Time
1 Russ Smith Republic Services 409 8:40
2 Abe Maraman Louisville Metro Solid Waste 367 5:24
3 Orenzio Tobin Louisville Metro Solid Waste 309 5:07
Rear Loader
Winner First Name Last Name Employer Total Time
1 Ronnie Means City of Frankfort Solid Waste 399 5:40
2 Derrick May Louisville Metro Solid Waste 384 5:39
3 John Atwell Hopkinsville Solid Waste Enterprise 377 6:15
Roll Off
Winner First Name Last Name Employer Total Time
1 Bryan Keith Republic Services 435 5:55
2 Rob Byrd Republic Services 416 6:03
3 Nolan Jones Republic Services 398 10:03