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Rowan staff win in 'Roadeo'

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation is proud to announce the winners of the “Roadeo” held in Winston-Salem March 21-25.
Winners include Zachery Moore, Rowan County Maintenance Yard, who won in the tandem axle dump truck competition, and Wesley McKnight, Rowan County Maintenance Yard, in motor grader.
The annual event tests the safety awareness and skill level of NCDOT employees in Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Rowan and Stokes counties who operate heavy equipment.
This year’s participants engaged in friendly competition with their co-workers to determine who could best maneuver a dump truck, tractor, backhoe, low-boy trailer, mower or motor grader through obstacle courses that model real-life scenarios. The winners of each category will go on to compete in the statewide “Roadeo” in Raleigh in August.
The other winners are:
• David Hartley, Davidson County Maintenance Yard, single axle dump truck;
• Jason Stewart, Davie County Maintenance Yard, low-boy trailer;
• Doug Whisenhunt, Davie County Maintenance Yard, mower; and
• Chris Floyd, Davidson County Maintenance Yard, backhoe.
The overall goals of the “Roadeo” include helping NCDOT workers advance their skills, emphasizing the importance of safety when operating heavy equipment, fostering a sense of team spirit and recognizing employees who excel at their jobs.

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