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Dump Truck drivers compete

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Public works employees climbed behind the wheels of dump trucks Monday for a one of a kind rodeo during Public Works Week.   

To celebrate and show off their skills, public works employees from across Georgia climbed behind the wheels and held on for the ride.

They showcased their skills when it comes to driving in tough conditions, including making it through narrow passages and backing into tight spaces.

It's what they have to do on a daily basis. 

"It's about having some fun and it's part of the celebration of the APW, which is American Public works week. This is our week and we kind of recognize public works for the services they do and this is the start of our celebration," said Dougherty Public Works' Michael Chappell.

Dougherty County public works may have hosted this event, but they didn't take home any trophies today.

James Rosier from Effingham County came in first. Travis Brooks from the Dougherty County landfill placed second and Dwayne Lassiter from the city of Moultrie took 3rd place.

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