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According to the Federal Highway Administration, there are over 1,300 deaths and more than 116,800 injuries caused by vehicle crashes on snowy, slushy or icy pavements across the nation each year. Road surface condition is the single most important safety factor during a winter event — more important than visibility, precipitation, air temperature, wind or exposure.
The BioPreferred Program, managed by the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA), was formed to increase the purchase and use of biobased products.
The creation of the BioPreferred Program was a part of expanding the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 with the purpose of increasing economic development and environment preservation. “The increased development, purchase, and use of biobased products reduces our nation's reliance on petroleum, increases the use of renewable agricultural resources, and contributes to reducing adverse environmental and health impacts” (USDA).
Clear Roads Snow and Ice Control Chemical Product Program is a national research consortium focused on winter maintenance materials, equipment and methods for use by highway maintenance crews. Clear Roads partnered with the Pacific Northwest Snowfighters (PNS) to coordinate material testing and standards for deicing chemical materials. PNS is a collective of Pacific Northwest state transportation agencies sharing knowledge about best practices, materials, innovations, and more in winter maintenance.
Being prepared is one of the most important qualities of a successful person or business. Mother Nature is not on a set schedule, so it is important to monitor inventories closely to ensure you have the proper resources for anything!
Remember these three tips to maintain your inventory:
Here at EnviroTech we always keep our motto, “People Helping People Improve their Environment,” in mind with everything we do. Recently, we had a huge opportunity to help the people of Denver, Colorado help their environment.