The North Carolina Department of Transportation has announced the winners of last week’s “Equipment Roadeo” held in Washington, N.C.
Workers from Eastern North Carolina competed to determine who could best maneuver a dump truck, tractor, backhoe, or motor grader over two days. Organizers say the goal is to help improve skills and emphasize safety.
This “Roadeo” was for NCDOT workers from Beaufort, Pitt, Greene, Lenoir, Jones, Craven, Pamlico and Carteret counties.
The winners are as follows:
Single axle truck – Jimmy Whaley, Lenoir County Bridge
Lowboy Truck – Whitford Miller, Craven County Maintenance
Tractor Mower – Richard Baylis, Carteret County Maintenance
Backhoe – Caleb Johnson, Beaufort County Maintenance
Motor Grader – Jeffrey Dunning, Pitt County Maintenance
Mechanic – Robert Coombs, New Bern Equipment (Carteret County)
Tandem Axle Dump Truck – Scotty Jones, Craven County Maintenance
These winners now advance to the statewide “Equipment Roadeo” in Raleigh on July 21.