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Pickup Truck Plow

Ability drive a pickup truck safely does not guarantee safe operation of a Pickup Truck Plow. The addition of a plow attachment greatly increases responsibility for the operator.  Not only is the change in vehicle dimensions a consideration, but pickup plow operators should also be familiar with standard plowing techniques and public safety concerns.

Arm your staff with confidence this season and ensure that all operators are professionally and comprehensively trained.

Course Overview

Operators require defensive driving skills and need to be aware of numerous obstacles and hazards in these locations. The course includes both a classroom/theory (approx. 4 hours) and a hands-on/practical component for the student operator at a venue within the Property Management Company or Municipality.

Classroom Activities

The following topics are thoroughly covered:

  • Documentation and record keeping
  • Vehicle records including pre-trip and maintenance reports to/from your maintenance section

Benefits of pre-season checks

  • Route checks
  • Equipment checks
  • Review of winter maintenance policy

Equipment operation

  • Salt smarts
  • Post season maintenance and storage of equipment

Best practices for plowing and snow

  • removal techniques
  • Parking lots
  • Entrances and exits
  • Driveways

Practical/Hands-on Activities

  • Pre-trip & obstacle clearance course
  • Optional on-road assessment (defensive driving techniques)

Who Should Attend: Operators responsible for driving a pick-up truck for snowplow operations

Evaluation /Documentation: Theory test (multiple choice) and/or oral exam (by instructor) and/or practical test (on equipment). Each successful participant will be provided with a

certificate of completion.