What kind of a truck does it take to keep Alaska’s Thompson Pass clear of snow in winter? Battling average snowfall of 500 inches per year, this Mack Granite snowplow has earned the respect of the DOT crews that patrol the snow capital of North America. Equipment Editor Jim Park accompanied a film crew to Valdez Alaska for the filming of Mack Trucks’ RoadLife 2.0: Alaska DOT.
THOMPSON PASS, Alaska — It snows a lot through Thompson Pass, yet the snow plow crews there can keep running thanks an ultra-precise GPS system that’s accurate to within two centimeters, or less than one inch.
EDMONTON, AB – Alberta’s snow plow operators logged 186,558 hours – the equivalent of more than 21 years – clearing and sanding provincial highways this year, the Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association says.