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Using data and reports from Certified Cirus Control Systems, snow and ice control fleet managers achieve goals and automate key systems.

Twenty-five years ago the goal for a winter road maintenance fleet manager was straightforward — keep highways safe for travelers and don’t worry too much about the amount of salt applied to roadway surfaces. Automating key snow and ice control systems was not on any fleet manager’s short list of projects. Fast forward to 2017.

Fleet managers are now accountable for keeping roads safe for winter travelers, controlling costs and being environmentally responsible by reducing the amount of salt applied to roadways, and in some states, complying with legislated mandates regarding the amount of salt to apply per lane mile. Automating key processes has moved into the forefront of snow and ice control projects. Download PDF

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Massachusetts DOT snow and ice removal truck applying anti-icing product to roadway surface

Massachusetts DOT snow and ice removal truck applying anti-icing product to roadway surface.

To comply with the state’s salt-spreading mandate and to be environmentally responsible, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has been programming its snowplow truck spreaders to apply 240 pounds of pre-wetted salt (NaCl) per lane mile for the last 10 years. During much of this time, however, MassDOT was not able to confirm how close it was to its goal application rate.
“Now, with our winter road maintenance system and its use of ground speed control and wireless download, we’re able to verify that we’re in compliance and that’s what we’re talking about to the legislature and regulators,” said Paul Brown, snow and ice engineer for MassDOT District 1. “We’re also letting them know that we’re being responsible. We’re using the right application on the right road at the right time and we’re getting very good results. You can’t do that unless you’re able to prove what the trucks are doing.”