AASHTO Snow & Ice Pooled Fund Cooperative Program.

What Is AASHTO? It’s the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. They provide research and training for Snow Fighters too.

AASHTO works to educate the public and key decision makers about the critical role that transportation plays in securing a good quality of life and sound economy for our nation. Representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, AASHTO serves as a liaison between state departments of transportation and the Federal government. AASHTO is an international leader in setting technical standards for all phases of highway system development. Standards are issued for design, construction of highways and bridges, materials, and many other technical areas. AASHTO serves as a catalyst for excellence in transportation by offering:

*Smart solutions and promising practices

*Critical information, training and data

*Direct technical assistance to states and Unchallenged expertise

They also provide the Snow and Ice Pooled Fund Cooperative Program (SICOP) website:


Their website has a wealth of information and research articles that can help you make decisions based on actual research, without you or your staff investing time and effort to do the testing on your own. In these tough economic times, with dwindling staff numbers, who has the time to set up testing? I think you will find this an extremely valuable resource.

It’s free, take some time and visit the site. I think you will be surprised, how much if information applies to your operation.


About Dave Budd

Vice President of Product Development and Marketing, Great Lakes Chloride, Inc. Serving Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky. Retired Michigan DOT, October 2010 after 32 years experience in Maintenance/Operations. Specializing in winter operations and liquid de-icers and anti-icers.
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