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February 1, 2016 - Industry News

More States Want Snow/Ice Off Trucks

Photo: Maxwell Technologies

The word is out from statehouses and state police barracks in states from Pennsylvania to Vermont that for safety’s sake, snow and ice should be cleared off trucks before they take to the roads.

Tags: Driver Safety, Winter Driving, Legislation

January 25, 2016 - Industry News

Historic Snow Storm Pummels East Coast

Photo courtesy of District of Columbia.

More than 2 feet of snow fell along the East Coast and middle Atlantic regions over the weekend, leading transportation agencies to work around the clock to clear snow and ice, while closing highways and streets in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia.

Tags: Snow Removal, Winter Driving, Washington D.C., New York City, Winter

January 25, 2016 - Industry News

Iowa DOT Tests Icy Road Warning Sensors

Photo via Solar Bright

The Iowa Department of Transportation is currently testing road sensors designed to detect and warn drivers of icy road conditions to prevent accidents caused by slippery winter roads.

Tags: Winter Driving, Department of Transportation, Iowa, Winter, Road Safety

December 21, 2015 - Industry News

State DOTs Tracking El Niño to Prepare Roads for Winter

Photo: Jim Park

As much as 70% of state Departments of Transportation are tracking El Niño to make preparations for the unusual winter weather ahead, including increasing stocks of salt and de-icing chemicals, according to a new survey.

Tags: Road Salt, Department of Transportation, AASHTO, De-Icing, Winter Driving

November 10, 2015 - Industry News

New Colorado Laws to Reduce Winter Wrecks

Photo via CDOT

The Colorado DOT is implementing a Traction Law and Passenger Vehicle Chain Law to reduce the amount of congestion and wrecks on the Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor.

Tags: Winter Driving, Colorado, Winter Equipment, Interstate 70

January 27, 2015 - Industry News

Telogis Providing Road Updates for Juno Storm

Image via Telogis Blog.

Telematics service provider Telogis is posting updates to its blog about road closures and routing exceptions relating to the Juno winter storm on the East Coast.

Tags: Telogis, Storm Response, Winter Driving

November 5, 2014 - Product News

Nevada Grants AutoSock Approval as Chain Alternative

Photo via AutoSock.

The state of Nevada approved the use of AutoSock’s textile traction devices as alternatives to metal chains in snowy conditions. Nevada had required the use of chains in certain operating conditions.

Tags: Nevada, Snow Chain, Snow, AutoSock, Winter Driving

January 24, 2014 - Industry News

Tips For Keeping Your Truck Operational In Extreme Cold

Photo courtesty of MnDOT.

The recent extreme cold experienced by whole parts of the nation has put an increased burden on trucks and truckers. According to Mel Kirk, vice president of maintenance operations Ryder Systems Inc., diesel fuel and diesel exhaust fluid will freeze in extremely cold temperatures.

Tags: Winter Driving, DEF, Ryder Systems

December 17, 2013 - Industry News

States Use Technology and Smart Solutions to Battle Winter Weather

Photo courtesy of MnDOT

Winter does not officially begin until Saturday, however state transportation departments have been working hard to remove snow and ice from the nation's roadways for weeks.

Tags: Winter Driving, Information Technology

November 22, 2011 - Industry News

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Unveil New Tow Plow

The tow plow costs between $99,000 and $106,000 based on equipment. Photo by MoDOT.

Motorists using the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate highways this winter will be in for a bit of a surprise. In addition to traditional plows, snow removal crews will also be using a 30-foot-long, tow-behind snowplows

Tags: Highways, Winter Driving

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