Jim Grothaus, Sr Dir, Tech Assist & Custom Trng, Center for Transportation Studies
The objective of the training video and suggested instructional guide is to provide training in performing basic motor-grader and gravel road maintenance techniques to staff responsible for these activities. Topics addressed would be: Routine surface smoothing, removing shoulder berms, removing washboarding, spreading new gravel, ditching and back sloping. Incorporating this information into the proposed training video will produce a video that will educate equipment operators on proper motor grader and gravel road maintenance techniques. Better understanding of these techniques by maintenance workers will help ensure safer roadways and less gravel lost during this maintenance operation, which will result in an economic savings.