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Research group explores solutions to snow and ice accumulation on trailers

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has called upon the American Transportation Researc...

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has called upon the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) to find a solution for the age-old problem of snow and ice accumulation on vehicles.


ATRI responded by developing a multi-staged plan to find a solution to the problem. In the short-term, ATRI suggests reaching out to the public through an education campaign. ATA says it will do so by working with the American Automobile Association and other partners to raise awareness about the hazards of snow and ice accumulating on vehicles.


In the mid-term, the report says action is required to test the feasibility of locating snow removal devices at weigh stations and ports of entry. The insurance industry has been asked to track the frequency of claims resulting from falling snow and ice, to determine if the expenditure is worthwhile.


Long-term, the ATRI report says vehicle-based solutions should be developed, which would prevent or impede ice and snow from collecting on vehicles in the first place.


The ATRI report is available online Here.

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