States That Don’t Use Snow Plows

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Dezaray C.'s Comment
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My question is which states do not use snow plows?

G-Town's Comment
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Interesting first post. Welcome.

Hawaii? Florida? Louisiana?

I’ve seen snow/ice in others; even Texas and Arkansas.

Why do you need to know this?

Dezaray C.'s Comment
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I am an inexperienced Truck driver from Wisconsin. I took a job out of state in MO and am aware that other states don’t use snow plows. I would like to know which ones don’t so I can be aware when I encounter snow this season. I’m looking just for a simple list. I googled it of course but they didn’t have that information so I thought I would get the information here if I could. Thank you.

G-Town's Comment
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There is a variety of snow removal equipment; plows, front end loaders, graders and rotary brushes.

Again not sure why this is important?

Harvey C.'s Comment
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Interesting first post. Welcome.

Hawaii? Florida? Louisiana?

I’ve seen snow/ice in others; even Texas and Arkansas.

Why do you need to know this?

Hawaii has one snowplow :)

Hawaii snowplow operator

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I am an inexperienced Truck driver from Wisconsin. I took a job out of state in MO and am aware that other states don’t use snow plows. I would like to know which ones don’t so I can be aware when I encounter snow this season. I’m looking just for a simple list. I googled it of course but they didn’t have that information so I thought I would get the information here if I could. Thank you.

Hi, Dezaray, and welcome to Trucking Truth!

I don't think you'll have too many problems in MANY states, however here's a list of the ones with shortages:

Snow Plows / States with Shortages

Wisconsin and Missouri should be okay. You can also search the DOT website by state, ie: Ours is OHGO ... it will give you live footage of the roadways. Many states have a 511 app that you can download, as well.

~ Anne ~

ps: Happy Holidays to You & Yours!!

pps: Here's a screenshot from Ms. Laura (IDMtnGal)'s cell phone with all her important lanes:

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DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I am an inexperienced Truck driver from Wisconsin. I took a job out of state in MO and am aware that other states don’t use snow plows. I would like to know which ones don’t so I can be aware when I encounter snow this season. I’m looking just for a simple list. I googled it of course but they didn’t have that information so I thought I would get the information here if I could. Thank you.

You are worrying about the wrong thing entirely. You need to be concerned about your ability to drive in snow. Until you are fully confident with your ability, maybe you should just park it and send an electronic message to your dispatcher.

Those states with snow plows can let snow build up and not get to it for a while, so you're still driving in snow with plows out there somewhere. Just slow down and take it easy.

Laura

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kandyman's Comment
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Arkansas probably runs their plow over the road once

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

G-Town's Comment
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Exactly

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I am an inexperienced Truck driver from Wisconsin. I took a job out of state in MO and am aware that other states don’t use snow plows. I would like to know which ones don’t so I can be aware when I encounter snow this season. I’m looking just for a simple list. I googled it of course but they didn’t have that information so I thought I would get the information here if I could. Thank you.

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You are worrying about the wrong thing entirely. You need to be concerned about your ability to drive in snow. Until you are fully confident with your ability, maybe you should just park it and send an electronic message to your dispatcher.

Those states with snow plows can let snow build up and not get to it for a while, so you're still driving in snow with plows out there somewhere. Just slow down and take it easy.

Laura

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Andrey's Comment
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Laura is right - it doesn't matter what any of the states is supposed to do. The only thing that matters is a road condition where you are and where you are heading.

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