Evaluate Opportunities to Provide Training Simulation for ODOT Snow and Ice Drivers

As government continues to decrease the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is losing seasoned full time drivers which have made the "snow warriors" of the past. Much of the replacements are auxiliary and seasonal drivers with little training. ODOT would like to enhance the current training offered by using some kind of training simulation to the current training offered. The ideal simulation would allow drivers to experience the diverse driving conditions experienced on the road before taking out an actual plow truck. ODOT is looking for a cost effective alternative to training "new" snow and ice drivers for the state. Simulation training is to be considered as an option however any new available technologies should be considered in order to identify "all" opportunities for improvement. The overall goal of the project is to gain experienced drivers before they plow their first snow event. This should lead to increased safety for the drivers and the motoring public.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $992,730.02
  • Contract Numbers:




  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    Research Program
    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223
  • Project Managers:

    Martindale, Jill

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Cincinnati

    Civil Engineering Department, P.O. Box 210071, 741 Baldwin Hall
    Cincinnati, OH  United States  45221-0071
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ma, Jiaqi

  • Start Date: 20180824
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220224
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01677550
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 32391, 107316, 135776
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 8 2018 1:27PM