2019 NW Regional Road-E-O

    June 21, 2019 – June 22, 2019
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    Knott Landfill

    Bend, OR


    June 21–22, 2019
    Knott Landfill
    Bend, OR


    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 2019 Beaver Chapter Road-E-O will feature three truck events. The truck events include: roll-off, front loader, and automated side loader. It will also include the mechanics category and four landfill equipment events: the landfill compactor, the articulated front-end loader, hydraulic excavator and the dozer. Competitors may compete in multiple divisions, but may only compete in a single event in each division. Participation will be limited to 20 participants per event.

    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. The winners are announced on Saturday after the competition is completed.

    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!


    Volunteers Needed!

    This competition is successful only with the help of many volunteers. Volunteers are needed both the 21st and 22nd, and will receive entrance to all receptions and an event t-shirt!

    Questions? Please contact Michelle Langdon at [email protected]

    Sunshine Chapter's 2013 Road-E-O


    Event Highlights

    Friday Night Opening Reception
    Truck Driving Competition
    Mechanics Competition
    Landfill Equipment Competition
    1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards in each competition category
    “Top Gun” Barry McCoy Memorial Award for top equipment competitor
    Prize Raffles
    Vendor Displays
    Awards Reception
    Operator Training



    Friday, june 21

    8:00 Operator's Training
    12:00 Lunch (provided)
    1:00 Written Test
    1:30 Pre-trip Inspections
    3:30 Course Walkthrough
    4:30 Adjourn
    6:30 Reception @ Worthy Brewing

    Saturday, june 22

    8:00 Volunteer Check-in & Welcome
    9:00 Contestant Check-in & Welcome
    9:30 Competition Begins
    1:00 Competition Ends (approx.)
    3:00 Awards Reception



    Hotel Information

    Sleep Inn
    600 NE Bellevue Dr.
    Bend, OR 97701

    $135/night before May 24th
    Use “SWANA” discount

    Friday Reception Location

    Worthy Brewing

    495 NE Bellevue Dr.
    Bend, OR 97701
    (1 block from hotel)

    Awards Reception Location

    Elks Lodge
    63120 Boyd Acres Rd.
    Bend, OR 97701 



    Sponsorship Information

    Bronze – $250

    Name on SWANA Oregon website for 1 year.

    Name & Thank You in event program.

    Name on event t-shirt.

    Silver – $500

    All Bronze benefits.

    Outdoor space to display booth.

    Recognition as refreshments sponsor.

    2 guests included.

    Gold – $700

    All Bronze and Silver benefits.

    Outdoor space to display booth and equipment.

    Recognition as lunch or opening reception sponsor.

    3 guests included.

    Platinum – $1,000

    All BronzeSilver, and Gold benefits.

    Recognition as awards sponsor.

    4 guests included.


    Contestant information

    Competition categories

    Competitors may compete in multiple divisions, but only one event per division.

    Mechanic Division


    Truck Division

    Automated Side Loader
    Front Loader

    Landfill Equipment Division

    Landfill Compactor
    Front End Loader
    Hydraulic Excavator


    NOTE: Competitors must fill out the Request/Release/Eligibility Form from the Registration Packet and bring it to the competition along with PPE.

    Registration fees

      Before May 24 Starting May 24
    Contestant with Volunteer FREE $50
    Contestant without Volunteer $50 $100
    Guest (Receptions Only) $15 $20
    Event Spectators (No Receptions) FREE FREE
    Kids (12 & Under) FREE FREE

    All contestants and volunteers have free entrance to both receptions!



    $0.00 Volunteer Only (not paired with Contestant)

    $50.00 Contestant and Volunteer (this ticket registers both the contestant and the volunteer)
    $0.00 Earlybird rate before May 24

    $100.00 Contenstant without Volunteer
    $50.00 Earlybird rate before May 24

    $20.00 Receptions Attendee
    $15.00 Earlybird rate before May 24

    $250.00 Road-E-O Sponsorship – Bronze

    $500.00 Road-E-O Sponsorship – Silver

    $700.00 Road-E-O Sponsorship – Gold

    $1,000.00 Road-E-O Sponsorship – Platinum