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Sweeper Rodeo Returns to NPE – Booth #241

Jan 16, 2018

Sweeper Rodeo Returns to NPE – Booth #241

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Hopefully, you’ve already made plans to attend the National Pavement Expo in Cleveland next month. NPE 2018 will be held February 7 – 10, is your perfect opportunity to meet vendors and really see – up close- the incredible benefits enjoyed by over 50 other independent sweeping companies who are part of the ONLY co-op in the power sweeping industry – 1-800-SWEEPER. If you still need to sign up for NPE 2018, just follow this link.

As alluded to in our last blog post – 1-800-SWEEPER is once again bringing the fun to NPE with the Sweeper Rodeo featuring The SweeperSim operator training simulator.  During the upcoming National Pavement Expo, we’re inviting NPE attendees test their parking lot sweeping skills by participating in our “Sweeper Rodeo”, co-sponsored by Schwarze Industries and Nitehawk Sweepers.

SweeperSim creates a real-world, night-time driving experience behind the wheel of a parking lot sweeper. The tool is used in the field to provide best practice training to new and current sweeper truck operators. SweeperSim was the first-in-our-industry AR technology introduced during the annual Sweeper Summit in November 2016.

2017 NPE attendees had incredible fun and enlightening experiences with this new technology.

2017 NPE attendees had incredible fun and enlightening experiences with this new technology.

This year’s Sweeper Rodeo will run February 7th and 8th on the NPE show floor in 3 locations: 1-800-SWEEPER (Booth #241), Schwarze Industries (Booth #1005) and Nitehawk Sweepers (Booth #1438).

Here’s how the Rodeo works:

Each participating driver will experience a 1-minute demo session to get familiarize with how the SweeperSim works before beginning a 3-minute test session to measure his/her skills and achieve the best score. If you hit any obstacles, which could damage the sweeper, the participant’s session will immediately end as disqualified without a score. Participants can enter as many times as they wish to improve their score. Keep in mind, faster is NOT necessarily better!

  • All Sweeper Rodeo “Riders” will be entered in a random, daily drawing for a Redmaxb
  •  Backpack Blower (a $330 value)
  • The best overall score each day will win a 1-800-SWEEPER Back-up Camera (valued at $375)
  • The Grand Prize Winner, achieving the best overall score over 2 days, will win a set of Goodyear LT215R16 tires (valued at $620)
  • Every “participant/driver” who achieves a score, taking part in the Sweeper Rodeo, will receive an LED Personal Programmable Name Badge (a $20 value)

There will be a 1-800-SWEEPER representative at each SweeperSim display station to assist you and answer your questions.

“Virtual Sweeping” was created to help address one of the highest priority problems in the commercial power sweeping industry – recruiting, training and retaining drivers. 1-800-Sweeper developed the industry’s first sweeper operator training simulator to help company managers screen and train sweeper vehicle operators, before receiving on-the-job training in an actual sweeper.

Good sweeping to all and we’ll see you at the show!