Video highlights from the 2018 event

Minnesota LTAP is bringing our annual event to Otter Tail County in 2022, and you won't want to miss it! The county boasts over 1,000 beautiful lakes, and its mission is to enrich the lives of its citizens, innovate in its services, and enhance the county's resources. The Otter Tail County Highway Department is eager to share its best practices and provide us with a venue of exploration, and we're grateful to be partnering with them on the 2022 event.

We’ll once again be offering classroom sessions and outdoor demonstrations focused on roadway maintenance operations. Mark your calendar now and plan to join us for this opportunity to learn, explore, and be a part of a community network for exchanging best practices.

Date and Location

This event is scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Otter Tail County Highway Facility, 23600 County Hwy 1, Fergus Falls, MN.

Registration

Registration will be available in early 2022.

Topics Covered

  • CDL driving rules
  • Load securement and safety
  • Crack sealing
  • Roller methods and best practices

Topics are subject to change. Updated information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Who Should Attend

Maintenance operators, supervisors, and transportation and research implementation personnel from township, tribal, city, county, and state agencies who are seeking continued education and knowledge-building opportunities.

Credit

1.0 Roads Scholar Program Maintenance Certificate credit.

2021 Virtual Series Recordings

If you weren't able to join us for the 2021 Demo Day Virtual Series, the following session recordings are now available to watch for free:

  • Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance—This demo highlighted the importance of chainsaw safety. It included personal protective equipment, proper positioning, and how to make running a chainsaw safer and easier. It also discussed roadside maintenance and vegetation management do’s and don’ts.
  • Drones: Another Tool for Maintenance and Operations—This presentation explained how the City of Fridley is using a drone in public works, the obstacles and unforeseen complications, and how city staff have used the expansion of drone flights to help see things differently and increase efficiency.
  • Cargo Securement Requirements and Updates on Recent Changes in CDL Driving Rules—This session reviewed new requirements for government CDL drivers. It also highlighted new ways to properly inspect securement devices and secure cargo according to regulation requirements.

Sponsors

The Minnesota Roadway Maintenance Training and Demo Day is sponsored by Minnesota LTAP, the Minnesota Department of TransportationMinnesota Local Road Research Board, and the Federal Highway Administration, in partnership with the American Public Works Association/Minnesota Chapter and Minnesota Street Superintendents Association.