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Nebraska to Track All Plow Trucks

The Nebraska Department of Roads is outfitting all of its 697 plow trucks with tracking technology that also monitors the amount of brine and salt they spread.

Fire Destroys Entire County Plow Fleet

A Sunday night fire in Montgomery County, Ind., destroyed the county Highway Department's 13 tandem trucks used to plow snow as well as two service trucks and a new supply of tires.

Epoke Spreaders Simplify Anti-Icing Efforts

An Epoke spreader can be used to distribute seven different kinds of materials: salt, sand, split-stone, pre-wetted dry material, liquid, liquid combined with dry material, and pre-wetted dry material and liquid.

New Colorado Laws to Reduce Winter Wrecks

The Colorado DOT is implementing a Traction Law and Passenger Vehicle Chain Law to reduce the amount of congestion and wrecks on the Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor.

Northeast DOT Fleets Brace for Winter Storm

State DOT fleets in the Northeast are mobilizing their army of snow plows and other snow-clearing equipment ahead of a storm that's expected to bring snowfall of one to three feet, while strong winds combined with snow is expected to create blizzard conditions along the coast.

Indiana DOT Adds Two-Lane Tow Plows

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has added six new tow plows to its statewide winter arsenal. A tow plow allows one plow truck and driver to clear two lanes at once.