MnDOT offers this on-site simulator training around the state for anyone who operates a snowplow, single-unit truck, or a combination of a truck and trailer. The training is designed for new or veteran drivers, allowing them to improve their ability to recognize and react to a variety of road conditions and hazards to better manage risk.

The interactive driving simulation system—the first of its kind in Minnesota—includes two simulators housed in a 32-foot self-contained trailer with a classroom slideout, enabling the training to take place at any location.

Schedule a Session

Throughout 2017 and 2018, the simulator will be traveling around Minnesota. Check out the simulator schedule to see when the training will be available in your area, and contact Andrew Kubista at 651-366-3560 or to schedule a session.

The cost per four-hour training session is $600, with a maximum of six students per session. Cities and counties are encouraged to work together to fill a session.

Available Courses

  • Hazard avoidance
  • Snowplows and speed
  • Truck box clearance and usage
  • Snowplow handling and underbody usage
  • Operating in emergency conditions
  • Precision driving and backing

More Information

For more information about available courses and how trainings are conducted, download MnDOT's brochure (PDF).

With questions, contact Andrew Kubista, 651-366-3560 or, or Brad Swartz, 651-366-5282 or



This training is offered by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.