Lead Driver

I love it, I love being out and working with the guys here and working in the public and meeting people out. I'm Robert Neel and I'm a Lead Driver for Waste Connections. We start out our day checking our trucks out and getting them ready to go and we go out to the route and gather up the garbage. Most routes we'll get 5-7 hundred stops a day. It's a pretty good days work. You're pretty much responsible for the whole crew, you have to keep an eye on your helpers and know where they are at. And all the obstacles you run through the days time. It's not just a driver. You've got to get out and dump cans with the rest of them. I do like the physical aspect of it. It gives you a little exercise and you get out and feel like you've done something at the end of the day. You start out as a helper a lot of times or a driver in residential. You can go a couple of different ways. You can move into commercial and the roll off or the front load. The most satisfying part to me is the people that you meet out on the road and have them pat you on the back or say thank you or realize that you've actually helped somebody. You all are doing a very good job. Thank you, we appreciate you. I'm doing a job that a lot of people don't want to do or don't care to do. Sometimes it's easy to over look what a trash man does without appreciating it. At the end of the day it's fulfilling.

About Waste Connections

Waste Connections is an integrated solid waste services company that provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly secondary markets across the U.S. The company serves more than two million residential, commercial and industrial customers. Watch this video and learn how Waste Connections has grown to be one of the largest solid wastes and recycling companies in the country.


job, jobs, career, careers, Waste Connections, marketing, about us, management, collection, disposal, recycle, recycling, garbage, residential, industrial, maintenance, trash, collecting, truck, solid waste, municipalities, local, service, civic, environmental, landfills, dump