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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.

 

Video+Story: Environmental Services Department Hosts Road-E-O Saturday

The City of El Paso Environmental Services Department (ESD) invites the public the 21st annual Road-E-O event on Saturday, May 6, at 8 a.m. at the Municipal Service Center located at 7968 San Paulo.

The ESD Collection Division holds the competition every year for large equipment drivers. The competition consists of driving 18-wheelers (Tractor-Trailers), Rear Loaders, Side Loaders (ASL’s) and Front Loaders through a variety of obstacle courses.

The contest challenges drivers to keep their skills current while building teamwork among the division.

The theme of this year’s competition is “Tots N Trucks” and the ESD will kick-off the event by honoring Jackson Toomey, age 3, and Jovany Olvera, age 6.

The City of El Paso’s Television station, CITYTV, featured both boys in the “Your City in 5” show for their love of collection trucks.  The stories featuring both boys may be found in the following links: Jovany Olvera and Jackson Toomey.

The winners of the Road-E-O competition will go on to compete in the state completion in June, where they will represent the Environmental Services Department and El Paso.

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