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2023 ROAD-EO National Championship - Preview

There’s a lot to be excited about as we head into another ROAD-EO Season! This is a qualifying year for the 2023 ROAD-EO National Championship, so we are calling on all eligible Drivers, Operators and Techs to participate in their local BU ROAD-EO competition for a chance to win a spot at Nationals!

Here’s a closer look at what’s in store for competitors:

Drivers battle an obstacle course, which require maneuvers like weaving through barriers in forward and backward directions, parallel parking and alley backing parking, among others. Judging is based on time and distance to obstacles – within mere inches!

Heavy Equipment Operators are challenged with maneuvering through each station without disturbing soil or striking any barrels. Their tasks include forward and backward driving, picking up and dumping materials, a 360-degree reverse turn and pushing barrels between barriers.

Technicians are assigned either a collection or post-collection vehicle. They are given just 10 minutes to identify 10 different problems on the vehicle.

And in the end, first, second and third place winners are awarded in each of the following eight categories:

Winners of the BU ROAD-EO go on to be ranked at the Area level and from there, approximately 84 Finalists are chosen to compete at the ROAD-EO National Championship held in Phoenix, Arizona.

ROAD-DO National Championship Finalists receive an expense-paid trip for two to Phoenix, pay for their time away, luxury accommodations, hosted dinners and activities, a day competing at the ROAD-EO, an awards celebration, gifts from Republic Services and much more!

Additionally, first, second and third place winners of the ROAD-EO National Championship receive cash prizes and paid time off (PTO). It’s an amazing event and a great time of celebration.

2023 ROAD-EO National Championship Event Activities – Preview

Day One – You and Your Guest Arrive in Phoenix, Arizona

You’ll be staying at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, featuring a pool and jacuzzi, a selection of fine dining, and a Vegas-style casino. All meals are complimentary of Republic Services, so enjoy! Preview the hotel here.


Day Two – Practice Day at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

Enjoy a half-day of practice to familiarize yourself with the course and equipment. The evening is free for you and your guest to enjoy the resort and nearby area.


Day Three – All-Day ROAD-EO National Championship

This is a huge event, with hundreds of people in attendance, including Finalists and their guests, General Managers, Republic Services leadership, a wide variety of sponsors, and volunteers. In addition to the competitions taking place all day, you’ll enjoy free giveaways, prize drawings, food and beverages, and so much more! To view photos from the 2021 ROAD-EO National Championship, click here..


Day Three (Evening) – ROAD-EO Dinner and Awards Ceremony

It’s hard to put into words the excitement of this night – it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience! The announcement of the winners is like the Superbowl, World Series and Indy 500 all rolled into one! As a reminder, these are the prizes for our first, second and third place winners:

1st place – Cash: $5,000; PTO: 5 days
2nd place – Cash: $2,500; PTO: 3 days
3rd place – Cash: $1,000; PTO: 1 day

To view photos from the 2021 ROAD-EO National Championship Awards Ceremony, click here.


Day Four – Farewell Breakfast for Finalists and Guests

Busses depart from the hotel to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Have a safe trip home!


We hope to see you at the 2023 ROAD-EO National Championship! Questions? Email