The City of Hopkinsville and Hopkinsville Solid Waste Enterprise are celebrating team member James Smith, who was named the Best Automated Side-Loader operator in the nation recently.
According to a news release, Smith outmaneuvered 57 other drivers to win the distinction at the International Truck Road-E-O in Denver, Colorado. The event was held as part of the annual meeting for the Solid Waste Association of North America and marks the first time a local utility professional has been recognized on a national level.
Smith is a three and a half-year veteran at Hopkinsville Solid Waste where he serves as a Route Specialist and is trained to drive every piece of equipment used by the organization. General Manager Tony Sicari says, “I couldn’t be more proud of the Hopkinsville Solid Waste team who placed at the state level and represented us so well nationally. We are especially excited for Jason who demonstrated the level of professionalism and skill we have among local staff.”