Competition at the Landfill Road-e-o, winners of this event will be at Cohen on June 9th | Photo courtesy City of El Paso

Environmental Services Department Hosts 2018 TxSWANA ‘Road-e-o’ Saturday

The Environmental Services Department will host the 2018 TxSWANA Road-e-o heavy equipment and truck operator skilled competition starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 9 at Cohen Stadium.

TxSWANA is the Lone Star Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and consists of more 400 individual members from various areas of the Solid Waste Industry.

The premier event allows drivers from across the state to display their skills and talents in operating heavy equipment machines. It features 12 different skilled competitions including dozer, automated side loader, tractor-trailer, compactor and rear loader.

Participating cities include El Paso, Plano, Denton, New Braunfels, Denton, Lubbock, Houston, Tyler, University Park, Irving, and Garland.

The event creates a unique opportunity for the public to see large trucks and equipment operated by skillful and experienced drivers in a safe and organized setting. In addition, it allows competitors the chance to network with their peers across the state.

The winner and runner-up from each competition will be eligible to compete at the 2018 SWANA National Road-e-o in Denver, Colorado.

The competition is held every year in different cities and this year, the City of El Paso was selected as the host city. This the second time the City of El Paso has been selected to host the event, the first was in 2014.

The 2018 TxSWANA Road-e-o is free and open to the public.