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Get Ready for BU ROAD-EO Season!

Calling all drivers, operators and technicians – Republic’s 2023 BU ROAD-EO Season starts June 1! We’re proud of the work you do day-in and day-out to serve our customers, and as part of our continued commitment to you, our frontline employees, we’re pleased to announce enhancements to this year’s BU ROAD-EO competitions.

For those of you who are new to Republic Services’ ROAD-EO, we officially launched these Business Unit competitions in 2016 to engage our drivers and technicians, reinforce the importance of safety, and recognize the best-of-the-best across the country. In 2017, we held our first-ever ROAD-EO National Championship in Phoenix, Arizona. It was an amazing event and a great time of celebration. In 2018, we added a Post-Collection competition to engage our heavy equipment operators and techs.

And today, we’re excited to announce two new categories for 2023! For our environmental services employees, we have added a new Vac Truck category! And, on the Post-Collection side, we have added a new Forklift category. Now, drivers, operators and technicians of the following equipment can compete:

Large Container
Small Container
Vacuum Truck – NEW!
Collection Technician

Wheel Loader
Forklift – NEW!
Post-Collection Technician

More participants, more equipment, more chances to win … and more fun for everyone!

While this is not a qualifying year for our national competition, BU ROAD-EOs will be held for drivers, operators and technicians to compete at the local level. Please check with your Supervisor for details.

Hosting a BU ROAD-EO? Read On!

Visit the BU ROAD-EO SharePoint page (or Econet) to find all the materials you need to plan a successful event, including the Collection and Post-Collection ROAD-EO Manuals, event planning instructions, posters, banners and more!

If you have any questions, please email