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Focus On: Alaska DOT’s Granite Snow Plows [Video]

What kind of a truck does it take to keep Alaska’s Thompson Pass clear of snow in winter? This Mack Granite snowplow has earned the respect of the DOT crews that patrol the snow capital of North America.

A Mack Snow Plow Built for the Frozen North [Photos]

Down in the lower 48, we've had a pretty tough winter, but way up in Alaska its a fact of life. Equipment Editor Jim Park shares more photos from Valdez, Alaska, where he got a front row demonstration of a Mack Granite snowplow specially built for Alaska's tough snowy season.

Meet a Mack Snowplow Built for Tough Alaskan Winter [Photos]

Equipment Editor Jim Park shares photos from Valdez, Alaska, where he joined Mack Trucks' video crew filming an episode for season 2 of the Road Life series. The series is about Mack customers and their trucks, and this episode features a Mack Granite snowplow specially built for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

Preventing Truck Air System Freeze-ups

Air system maintenance on trucks is critical in the winter; less than a teaspoon of water could disable a truck in a winter deep freeze. Here's why, and what you can do about it.

5 Ways Truck Drivers Can Prevent Cold-Weather Calamity

Every year we read about drivers who perish in their trucks during extended road closures where the driver goes off the road or runs into impassable conditions. Would you or your drivers be able to stay warm and safe if you were caught in such a situation?