Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority team members demonstrated their professional driving skills this weekend, Saturday, August 20, bringing home first, second and third place awards from the Coastal Regional Roadeo.
The Coastal Regional Roadeo is one of several bus roadeos that PDRTA participates in each year. The events are fun, friendly competitions that allow drivers the opportunity to showcase their skills and knowledge. Obstacle courses were set up and timed to measure drivers’ abilities to maneuver through tight turns and narrow paths and simulated passenger stops.
PDRTA’s Jonathan Bennett took first-place in the event’s Cutaway Bus category. Bennett is a new driver for PDRTA, since May 2022, and is stationed in PDRTA’s rural areas. This was his first roadeo competition and he demonstrated his unrivaled skills as a new transit driver. The PDRTA team is inspired to see him accomplish the big win so early in his career.
In the 35-foot transit bus category, Darryl Hickman placed 2nd and Mitchel Brantley took 3rd place. PDRTA is proud of each participant in this event and their continued dedication to their skill.
PDRTA is currently hiring full-time Bus Operators in the Pee Dee Region. Benefits include State Health and Retirement, paid leave and holidays while working alongside a supportive team. To apply, a current resume and 10-year driving record are required. For the PDRTA application, visit PDRTA.org/about-us/career-opportunities or visit PDRTA’s main office at 313 S Stadium Rd.
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