18-S1 Mechanic/Operator Training and Training Needs for Winter Maintenance Equipment

Problem
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 down time and delayed response to storms.

Objective
The goal of this project is to identify and synthesize training materials already developed by state DOTs, equipment manufacturers, and winter maintenance industry organizations for reference by Clear Roads.

Expected Results
This project will determine the extent to which this training material exists and to what competencies the training addresses. Based on the outcomes of this project, Clear Roads can then decide whether or not to proceed with the development of their own mechanic training.

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