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Snowplow Driver Training (Light-Duty Vehicles)



September 19, 2017

This program has been specially developed by NIPSTA in order to introduce new snowplow operators to basic snow plowing principles and techniques.  It also serves as a refresher program for seasoned drivers.


The curriculum focuses on local concerns and provides a forum for experienced drivers to share their knowledge with others who encounter similar challenges.


Discussion topics include:

Plowing patterns

Snow removal techniques

Pre-trip preparation

Effective salting techniques


Training session includes classroom instruction and hands-on driving exercises on the NIPSTA Driver Training Pad with both department vehicles and other various snow removal equipment.  Instruction is delivered by public works professionals who will address issues related to personal responsibility, job quality, workplace safety, and resident satisfaction.


This session is dedicated specifically for light-duty vehicles up to and including 14,000 lb. GVWR (F150-4500) vehicles.

Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy
2300 Patriot Boulevard Glenview, IL 60026
Phone: 847-998-8090 • Fax: 847-998-8091

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