Snow Plow Driver Training- Light Duty Vehicles

Snow Plow Light Duty Truck

Snowplow Driver Training (Light-Duty Vehicles)

This program has been specially developed by NIPSTA in order to introduce new snowplow operators to basic snow plowing principles and techniques. It also serves as a refresher program for seasoned drivers.

The curriculum focuses on local concerns and provides a forum for experiences drivers to share their knowledge with others who encounter similar challenges.

Discussion topics include:

  • Plowing Patterns
  • Snow removal techniques
  • Pre-trip preparation
  • Effective salting techniques

Training sessions include classroom instruction and hands-on driving exercises on the NIPSTA Driver Training Pad with both department vehicles and other various snow removal equipment. Instruction is delivered by public works professions who will address issues related to personal responsibility, job quality, workplace safety and resident satisfaction.

This session is dedicated specifically for light-duty vehicles up to and including 14,000 lb GVWR (F150-4500) vehicles.


  • Each student must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Vehicles up to and including 14,000 lb GVWR (F150-4,500) with Attached Plow
  • No more than 2 students per vehicle

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