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December 2023 Service awards

December 2023 Service awards

December 1, 2023

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Personnel updates for Nov. 10 to Nov. 23, 2023

Personnel updates for Nov. 10 to Nov. 23, 2023

November 30, 2023

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Personnel updates for Oct. 27 to Nov. 9, 2023

Personnel updates for Oct. 27 to Nov. 9, 2023

November 17, 2023

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Personnel updates for Oct. 13 to Oct. 26, 2023

Personnel updates for Oct. 13 to Oct. 26, 2023

November 3, 2023

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November 2023 Service awards

November 2023 Service awards

November 1, 2023

ServiceawardInformation provided by the Business Systems Bureau

 

 

 

Personnel updates for Sept. 29 to Oct. 12, 2023

Personnel updates for Sept. 29 to Oct. 12, 2023

October 26, 2023

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2023 Iowa DOT Truck Roadeo engages DOTers and provides a competitive training opportunity

2023 Iowa DOT Truck Roadeo engages DOTers and provides a competitive training opportunity

October 11, 2023

TruckGetting behind the wheel of a huge orange truck for the first time can be pretty intimidating. These complicated machines take a great deal of skill to operate effectively. Throw in skid loaders, mini excavators, and other pieces of equipment, and our highway staff of all levels need to be highly skilled and receive excellent training to get everything done to keep you safer on Iowa’s highways.

One fun and effective way to get the training our field forces need is through competition. This year our Maintenance Bureau brought back a traditional training tool, the Truck Roadeo.

Personnel Updates -  Sept. 15-28, 2023

Personnel Updates - Sept. 15-28, 2023

October 9, 2023

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Planning for winter starts long before the snow falls

Planning for winter starts long before the snow falls

October 9, 2023

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The weather is getting chilly, and you know what that means: winter is on the way.  Salt is the main chemical we use to treat roads in the winter. There are many ways to use salt including mixing it with water and spraying that salt brine on the road to help keep snow and ice from sticking. In the right weather conditions, solid rock salt can be used to help melt the slick stuff. However, getting the solid rock salt to stay where we put it can be a challenge. One that our snowfighters meet head-on, starting with testing the effectiveness of our salt spreaders.

New weather info service provider geared to mobile devices

New weather info service provider geared to mobile devices

October 3, 2023

Back of plow truckWith winter coming soon, we’re working with a new service provider to get Iowa DOT field forces the information they need to make the best treatment decisions in winter weather.

Tina Greenfield from the Maintenance Bureau said, “We get a lot of feedback from the crews in the field and one thing we heard consistently was that the weather information needed to be simplified. Our previous provider had a very complex website with a lot of great information, but in talking to the supervisors, most of them just didn’t have the time to sit at a computer and go through all of that. The new provider has a user-friendly app that supervisors and others can use to get just the information they need in a mobile format, although there is a website component, as well.”

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