Provided/From left, ACUA Equipment Operator II Jonathan Santana, Driver Ramon Nazario and Solid Waste Director Gary Conover.

ELKTON, Md.- Each year, drivers and equipment operators from around the Mid-Atlantic region gather for the SWANA Road-E-O event that puts driving and handling skills to the test. ACUA Collections Driver Ramon Nazario and Equipment Operator II Jonathan Santana participated in the 2022 competition held on May 12-13 in Elkton. Solid Waste Director Gary Conover served as a judge in the event.

Santana participated in the Articulated Dump Truck competition, and Nazario competed in the Roll-off Truck and Rear End Load Truck competition. Participants were judged on pre-trip inspections and behind the wheel skills tests and safely driving the prepared obstacle courses.

Nazario took home first place in this year’s Rear End Load Truck competition. He will now compete in the SWANA International Road-E-O to be held on Oct. 14-15 in El Paso, Texas.



Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.