Mechanic/Operator Training and Training Needs for Winter Maintenance Equipment

Within many state transportation agencies, there is a lack of training on pre-trip and post-trip equipment inspection. There is also a lack of training on diagnosing and correcting mechanical problems in the field and in the shop. All of this results in increased periods of equipment downtime and delayed response to storms.

The goal of this project was to identify and synthesize the training materials on these topics that have already been developed by state DOTs, equipment manufacturers, and winter maintenance industry organizations for reference by Clear Roads.

This project determined the extent to which training material on these topics exists and what competencies the existing training material addresses.