A new season for winter road maintenance

Vaisala TempCast
Weather & Environment

From small towns to large DOTs, winter road maintenance is evolving — but what does that evolution mean to operators and managers? How can you best apply new technologies and practices to improve efficiency while also ensuring your community is safe?

Webinar: “A new season for winter road maintenance: Trends and technologies that matter most today”

The presentation will include detailed discussions about:

  • Mobile sensors and big data
  • Thermal mapping, use of liquids, and other tactics
  • A changing workforce
  • Environmental concerns and sustainable operations

…and more.


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Mark DeVries

​Mark DeVries

Business Application Manager, Vaisala

As Business Application Manager, Mark applies his winter maintenance and chemical use expertise to help clients/agencies improve operations and solve problems. Prior to joining the Vaisala team, Mark was with McHenry County Division of Transportation (retired,) for 30 years where he served as Maintenance Superintendent.

A frequent industry author and speaker, Mark has been featured at snow/ice, environmental, and municipality seminars across the globe and is also a member or committee participant for numerous industry organizations including APWA, AASHTO, and the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Among other awards, Mark is honored to be a past recipient of the APWA Presidential Leadership Award.

Bret Hodne

Director of Public Works, City of West Des Moines

Employed with the City since 1989, Bret started his career as an equipment operator before moving into various managerial roles. He has served on numerous APWA committees and as the Iowa Chapter President and Delegate.  

Bret publishes articles and presents internationally on maintenance-related issues. This expertise earned him the APWA Donald C. Stone Award for Excellence in Education, and APWA also selected Bret as one of the Top Ten Public Works Leaders in North America.