Winter driving tips:
- Be prepared. Plan accordingly by checking weather
forecasts and allow extra time for traffic delays.
- Be aware of slip hazards. Wear boots
with good traction and keep your steps clear of ice and snow. Enter in and out of larger vehicles and
equipment facing the steps while using three points of contact.
- Check your equipment.
Check all important items,
including tires, wiper blades, fluids and lights. Check your vehicle often and keep your lights
and steps clear of snow and ice buildup.
Tie down your loads, shifting loads and icy road conditions are not a
- Slow down and give yourself extra space. Compensate
for poor traction by slowing down and making movements gently – never drive
faster than conditions allow.
- Beware of black ice.
Black ice can fool drivers
into thinking its water and is likely to form first on bridges, overpasses and shady
spots. If you hit black ice don’t panic
or hit the brakes; if possible, gently steer in the same direction you are
- Braking. Do not become overconfident just because you have
antilock brakes. Antilock brakes will
not overcome poor driving habits.
- Always wear your seat belt!!!
Our ASE Certified Technicians can help you prepare your County vehicle for winter driving.
Call us today! 385-468-0502
With winter temperatures dropping the fuel systems work
slower as fuel shrinks in colder temperatures. Dana Dmitrich, Fleet Management's Fuel Specialist, offers these tips for winter fueling:
- Allow for 10 seconds after authorizing the transaction at the
tower before inserting and engaging the nozzle.
- If the fuel is still pumping slowly, again release the handle and try
again in 10 seconds.
- After weekends,
holidays, and idle periods where fuel hasn’t been dispensed it may take a few
seconds longer for the fuel to pump at a normal rate.
A diesel additive has been added to the fuel loads to prevent
the fuel from gelling at lower temperatures and to remove water. For Off-Road vehicles/equipment Diesel #1 is
available at 72nd Midvale fueling site in the AST (Above Ground
Storage Tank) located by the Pressure Washer.
Diesel #1 is not recommended for On-Road vehicles/equipment, especially
those with DPF (Diesel Particular Filters) and DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid).
Preparing Plows for Snowy Roads
Salt Lake County Fleet technicians prepare plows to
clear snowy roads so residents can get to where they need to safely and
efficiently. Fox 13 visited our truck shop on November 8, 2015.
Watch the video here
Jeremy Ray and Mayor Ben McAdams
New CNG Filling Station Ready for Heavy Trucks
Switch from diesel will mean cleaner valley air
“Switching to cleaner natural gas as a fuel shows that Salt Lake County is doing whatever we can to help lower the number of bad air days in the valley,” said McAdams. “Replacing diesel fuel with CNG is a significant step towards less air pollution and more cost-savings on
- Reduces carbon dioxide from the air
- Decrease NOx emissions
- Less expensive than diesel
Fleet Director Greg Nuzman said, "The station will be able to fill the trucks overnight so no employee time is spent fueling and the trucks will be ready for work each morning."