News & Events

November Newsletter
In this quarterly e-newsletter, you’ll find summaries and links to the latest technical news and best practices from the U.S. and around the world, highlighting applications of winter maintenance research and technology and the latest transportation research by state DOTs, universities, TRB and FHWA. See the newsletter.

TAC Meeting – March 2015
The next face-to-face meeting of the Clear Roads Technical Advisory Committee will take place March 17-19 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The TAC will discuss and prioritize new research and technology transfer projects for funding consideration in 2015. Contact Colleen Bos with questions about this meeting.

Recent Research Results

Environmental Factors Causing Fatigue
This project identified sources of fatigue in snowplow operators and developed realistic recommendations for reducing or eliminating fatigue.

Project details and final report
Two-page brief

Developing a Totally Automated Spreading System
Researchers developed a guide to help agencies assess the levels of spreader automation available and how best to implement the latest technology into DOT fleets.

Project details and Webinar of findings
Two-page brief

New Resources

Webinar Intro to Clear Roads
In December 2014, Clear Roads representatives presented to the Caltrans Division of Equipment about Clear Roads’ structure, resources and research. The purpose was to highlight the pooled fund’s activities related to winter maintenance equipment. See the recorded webinar.

Product Experience Survey Results
See the results from the 2013-2014 survey of state experience with selected winter maintenance products and equipment.

Cost-Benefit Toolkit
This web-based toolkit takes the guesswork out of evaluating winter maintenance investments by facilitating cost-benefit analysis for 21 different winter maintenance materials, equipment and methods. There are also training materials and a user’s manual to get you started.

Project details and toolkit