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Driving times

Discussion in 'Government Property Snow Removal' started by SnowGoat, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. SnowGoat

    SnowGoat Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Hello, this is my first post. I work for the state DOT in CT. We are responsible for snow and ice control on state highways and roads. My question is the amount of time other state drivers drive at a given storm. By contract we drive 17 to 21 hours before we get a 3hr
    rest break. After the rest break we are agin to drive 17 to 21 hours before we get another rest break. Can anyone tell me how their state or municipality handles extended hours?
     
  2. WingPlow

    WingPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    hey...welcome to the site. its nice to others from the area here

    i work for a local town"not gonna say which one at this time" lol

    but we normally work about the same then we take a break for 3 or 4 hours
     
  3. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,998

    We work 18 on and 6 off unless the city splits shifts and then it's 12 on and 12 off. They usually also provide a motel room for those that do not live close like me.
     
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Alot of town contract around hear say you have to continuasly plow untill it's done snowing and the roads are clear.
     
  5. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    WOW can't believe DOT ok with this.
     
  6. LunchBox

    LunchBox Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    Thats how it's for me. You learn to deal with it.
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Same here they plow until done ,but they get breaks and stuff.
     
  8. tailboardtech

    tailboardtech Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    we plow till we get tired, take a nap and keep going or they call us back in they are pretty lenient as long as you get your stuff done i personally have a 173 lane miles to do so i don't get much sleep. sometimes we will break it into shifts if we have enough people. DOT just turns there head to this, they know it goes on.