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Winter Maintenance

  • Nov 7, 2019 (9:00 - 4:00 pm CT; 8:00 - 3:00 pm MT)
    Burleigh County Highway Department - 8100 43rd Ave NE, Bismarck ND

Please print and post the Winter Maintenance training poster (PDF, 487K) at your location and encourage participation.

Registration

DEADLINE: Thursday, October 31, 2019

There is a $50.00 registration fee (includes lunch, printed training materials and instructor fees).

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).

Description

North Dakota public agencies deal with winter weather many months of the year. This training examines current methods of winter maintenance of the local transportation system and some newer technologies as well. The goals of this course are to:

  • provide an overview of current winter maintenance practices,
  • review essential elements of a winter maintenance policy and who should know those elements,
  • identify tools for winter maintenance, and
  • examine benefits/concerns with those tools on both paved and gravel roads.

This training session will address the important winter maintenance issues related to:

  • Road Conditions
  • Driving Snow
  • Snow Plowing
  • Operator Safety
  • Sanding and Salting
  • Deicing with Chemicals

*Motor-grader group discussion and demonstration: Operators will participate in a group discussion and demonstrate best practices of snow removal using the motor-grader which will be available on-site for training.

*Snow plow truck group discussion and demonstration: Operators participate in a group discussion and will demonstrate best practices of snow removal using the snow plow truck which will be available on-site for training.

Speaker(s)

Bruce Drewes began his career in transportation as the “new” guy driving plow trucks, motor-graders and a snow blower for the Idaho Transportation Department in 1982. In his 31 years working with both the state and local agencies, he has seen the organizations and the working environment changing because of:

  • increased expectations from the general population and elected officials, and
  • improvements in equipment and the number of tools available.

Target Audience

County, township and city maintenance personnel, supervisors and elected officials.

515 ½ E BroadwaySuite 101Bismarck, ND 58501
(701)328-9855ndltap@ugpti.org