05-01: Synthesis of Best Practices for Eliminating Fogging and Icing on Winter Maintenance Vehicles

Fogging

Problem

Windows and mirrors on snowplow trucks often become covered with snow, ice, frost and other precipitation during winter storms, raising visibility and safety concerns for the operators.

Objective

Conduct a comprehensive survey to identify effective methods for combating or preventing moisture on windows and mirrors while maintaining the comfort and safety of the plow operator.

Results

The final report compiles a range of solutions, both long-term and short-term, for keeping snow plow glass and mirror surfaces clean of winter precipitation inside and out.

See the article in the October 2006 issue of Better Roads magazine.

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