The Science & Art of Snow & Ice Control
Keeping roads snow- and ice-free in the winter is expensive and labor-intensive. In northern states, it can consume 70% of an agency's maintenance budget. In the south, one or two severe storms can cripple an agency's finances.
This winter maintenance training provides a thorough explanation of the science behind ice formation and ice control. Technical details, easy to understand science, and field-proven practices.
Winter Maintenance Training Bundle - All Three Titles for One Low Price
$149 for a 60-day, group-view license with one set of login credentials.
Good for a single county, city, town or village; or DOT facility location.
$89 to renew access after initial license expiration -- call or email
Millions of pounds of salt is wasted every winter because DOTs, local agencies and their operators don’t understand the bounce and scatter problem.
In a nutshell, there are three things that work together to make salt bounce and scatter a massive waste . . . (MORE)
#1 Speed Wastes Salt - The Proof Is in the Numbers (11 min)
#2 Fundamentals of Ice Control for Winter Maintenance Operators
These modules explain the science of ice control in a way everyone can understand
How Ice Forms on the Pavement (5 min)
Key Concepts and Definitions (11 min)
How Ice Control Materials Work (12 min)
Why Anti-icing and Deicing Efforts Fail (PDF Download)
Equipment inspection and personal safety are key to successful winter operations
Where Inspection Fits in the Big Picture (3 min)
Preparing Your Workspace: The Cab And Interior Controls (5 min)
Check Your Lights, Mirrors and Plows (7 min)
Verify Important Components and Systems (7 min)