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Ohio DOT, municipalities to save big on road salt this winter

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 11, 2013

Ohio DOT, municipalities to save big on road salt this winter

The Ohio Department of Transportation and municipalities across the state can expect to save about $5 million on road salt costs this winter. That’s because, according to a Columbus Dispatch report, the cost of road salt dropped this year to an ...

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Using cheese to clear roads

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 20, 2013

Using cheese to clear roads

Where’s the cheese? It’s on the road! Wisconsin is known for its tasty cheese and its football fans wearing large, foam cheese hats -- making them “cheese heads.” But now the state is taking its love of cheese and using it ...

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7 Tips for Successfully Jump-Starting Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Contributed - Sep 09, 2013

7 Tips for Successfully Jump-Starting Heavy-Duty Vehicles

As the mercury drops, it is a good to review some best practices when it comes to jump starting heavy-duty vehicles.  This is a topic that keeps our Tech Service lines buzzing at this time of year. Here are 7 tips ...

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How Wyandot County, Ohio, added salt storage for the entire winter season

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 20, 2012

How Wyandot County, Ohio, added salt storage for the entire winter season

Location: Wyandot County, Ohio Challenge: Additional space for road salt storage Solution: ClearSpan Hercules Truss Arch Building Size: 72-feet-wide by 60-feet-long Application: Salt storage The Wyandot County’s Bridge and Highway Maintenance Department is responsible for maintaining 350 miles of roadways and bridges throughout the district. ...

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Highway Contractor

Better Roads Staff - Jun 09, 2012

Highway Contractor

Green as the Driven Snow Alternative fuels can power your winter operations fleet Can you fight the white with the green? As the push to make fleets greener continues to build up steam, alternative fuel power options are coming under increased scrutiny. Questions are ...

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Illinois Tollway ready to mobilize full fleet of snowplows

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 02, 2012

The Illinois Tollway is prepared to mobilize its full fleet of 183 snowplows in response to the snowfall expected to begin this afternoon and continue into the nighttime hours. The Tollway’s Snow Operations Center opened this afternoon to manage the ...

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Cargill’s ClearLane deicer earns EPA’s ‘Design for the Environment’ designation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 28, 2011

Cargill’s ClearLane deicer earns EPA’s ‘Design for the Environment’ designation

Cargill has received the “Design for the Environment” (DfE) designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Granted to ClearLane enhanced deicer, a green-colored deicing product is produced by the Cargill Deicing Technology (CDT) business unit. In correlation with CDT’s new ...

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Trending Now: Treated Salt Brine

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 05, 2011

Editor's Note: This is a continuation of coverage from our June 2011 cover story on the latest technologies in winter maintenance. by Tina Grady Barbaccia Salt has been the tried-and-true material when it comes to winter maintenance, but one of the ...

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Web Exclusive: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 04, 2011

Web Exclusive: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Editor's Note: This coverage is a continuation from the June 2011 cover story in Better Roads on the latest in winter maintenance technology. Developed 20 years ago in Germany, the blade was just introduced to the U.S. market two years ...

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SnowEx: Walk-behind broadcast spreader

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 22, 2011

SnowEx: Walk-behind broadcast spreader

The new SP-65 walk-behind broadcast spreader from SnowEx has a 100-pound capacity and is ideal for use on sidewalks, driveways and other tight applications. Capable of handling bagged rock salt and pelletized material, the spreader includes a noncorrosive polyethylene hopper with ...

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Trending Now: Treated Salt Brine

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 18, 2011

Editor's Note: This is a continuation of coverage from our June 2011 cover story on the latest technologies in winter maintenance. by Tina Grady Barbaccia Salt has been the tried-and-true material when it comes to winter maintenance, but one of the ...

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Web Exclusive: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 18, 2011

Web Exclusive: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Editor's Note: This coverage is a continuation from the June 2011 cover story in Better Roads on the latest in winter maintenance technology. by Tina Grady Barbaccia Developed 20 years ago in Germany, the blade was just introduced to the U.S. ...

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