North Brunswick DPW places first at the 2nd Annual Snow Plow Rodeo
Congratulations to the North Brunswick Department of Public Works as it took first place out of 15 different member municipalities in the 2nd Annual Garden State Municipal Joint Insurance Fund (GSMJIF)/Public Entity Joint Insurance Fund (PEJIF) Snow Plow Rodeo. Brent Lane had a first place score of 1799, Mike Vitanza was second with a score of 1680 and Thomas Lettieri had a third-place score of 1654. The Township of North Brunswick now holds the Plaque and will return next year to defend the title.
The Snow Plow Rodeo is an event that recognizes the hard working and professional drivers in member municipalities of the GSMJIF and PEJIF while allowing the opportunity to address risk control safety concerns associated with snow plow operations. All members were invited to send representatives from their Roads and Public Works Departments to test their skills steering through an obstacle course of left and right turns, maneuvering around parked cars and moving through a serpentine series of cones.
There were CDL and non-CDL drivers categories. Drivers were timed for speed, safe driving and judged for effectively pushing snow (markers) while avoiding parked cars and other obstacles.
from left: Thomas Lettieri, Brent Lane, Mike Vitanza and DPW Director Eric Chaszar
Brent Lane receives his plaque on his first place finish.
Thomas Lettieri and Mike Vitanza display their certificates.