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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.

Focus On... Behind the Scenes of Mack RoadLife 2.0 [Video]

Mack Trucks sent a film crew to Valdez, Alaska to shoot an episode of its RoadLife video series about a Mack Granite snowplow and the Alaska DOT crew that works to keep the Thompson Pass open in winter. Equipment Editor Jim Park went with the crew to film the filming of RoadLife 2.0: Alaska DOT. 

How Alaska DOT Uses GPS for Precision Plowing

If snow plow drivers who work Alaska's Thompson Pass worried about driving in white-out conditions, the road would never get cleared. But thanks to an ultra-precise GPS system, these snow plow crews are able to get the work done.

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.