How do you provide hands-on training to plow truck and salt truck operators?

Discussion in 'Snow Management Safety & Training' started by Michael J. Donovan, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
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    How do you provide hands-on training to plow truck and salt truck operators?

    What are some of the techniques, strategies, and procedures you provide, or have in place, to train your plow and salt truck operators. Please post and discuss the different ways, or ideas you have, in order to give your operators hands-on training.
  2. plowking15

    plowking15 Member
    Messages: 92

    I realize this is an old thread but I just went through a course put on by the towns insurance provider. Had about a half dozen other highway depts. there as well. They also do other training for flagging, etc. I got to drive a snowplow simulator. plowking
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  3. Kvston

    Kvston Member
    Messages: 36

    I partner my new drivers with my experienced ones for 6-10 shifts, make sure I am onsite for the first ten or so services, hold a few Q&A meetings, have clear guidelines, written scopes of work, etc. After that its all left to chance and the hope of finding common sense...
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  4. m_ice

    m_ice 2000 Club Member
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    1. Tube you videos (Arctic has a really good training video)
    2. Literature composed of best practices (1 of the benefits of SIMA)
    3. Hands on training whether it be with another co-worker, dry runs as a group, or in our parking lot with imaginary snow???
  5. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
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  6. HadiCoop

    HadiCoop Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 259

    Pretty much what you have to do, then your employees end up making More than you do.