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Watch how Sunrise Transport solved their all-day problem of clearing snow from their trucks.

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Streamlined efficiency is vital when you manage third party logistics and fresh produce is your cargo. For Sunrise Transport in Denver, PA, clearing rooftop snow from 100 tractor trailers and 30 box trucks disrupted work and added layers of unwanted complexity. Every time it snowed, shop workers and mechanics were redirected from their responsibilities to do the time-consuming, labor-intensive job of removing snow so loads of fruits and vegetables could be delivered. The Scraper Systems FleetPlow Model 440T made snow removal a lot easier – using fewer people and significantly less time to put trucks on the road.

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Watch how Foxborough Public Schools solved their problem of clearing snow from their buses.

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With a fleet of school buses and a crew in their 60s, manually clearing rooftop snow to get kids to school was an enormous challenge at Foxborough Public Schools, in Foxborough, MA. It took forever, wore crews out physically, and inevitably left a dangerous strip of snow that couldn’t be reached on the top of the bus roof. The FleetPlow MD-12B made life a whole lot easier for everyone – no more heavy-lifting and raking, plus greater road safety with buses fully cleared of snow before hitting their routes.

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What employee shortages and high turnover can mean for your fleet team, especially when it comes to snow removal.

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In an economy with more job openings than available workers, employees can afford to be picky about where they work and how long they stay. For fleet managers and administrators who want to recruit and retain good people, every aspect of the transportation plan factors into worker satisfaction. FleetPlow automated snow-removal machines can remove some of the stress of worker recruitment and retention.

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Cost savings with automated clearing of snow

How to measure the costs of clearing snow from the roofs of transportation fleets

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Use our savings calculator to compare the yearly operational costs associated with manual clearing of snow from your fleet vs automated clearing with a FleetPlow. For best information, customize the results by using data from your own operation. Or, if you prefer, use the example data included for truck and bus scenarios.

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If you’re using snow brushes for trucks or buses to remove rooftop snow, you need a FleetPlow.

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Clearing snow from your fleet is essential after a winter snowstorm. So is protecting your employees and your bottom line. Every minute your team spends using a laborious hand tool like a bus or tractor trailer snow brush or rake puts your team and your company at risk for unwanted injuries and extra costs.

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Snow laws continue to expand as winter approaches.

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Snow laws vary widely by state and province, and they affect all drivers on the road, not just the drivers licensed in the state that has regulation. Whether your fleet is driving to, through, or from snowy areas, fleet managers and drivers need to know the laws in their geographical footprint to safely keep their trucks and buses on the road after a snowstorm. Keep abreast of legislation in the states and provinces covered by your incoming and outgoing vehicles to avoid delays and violations, and meet your customer demands.

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