Automated Road Salt Usage Tracking: Winter Operations

Automated Road Salt Usage Tracking: Winter Operations

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Automated Road Salt Usage Tracking

Salting roads is an important part of municipal road management during the winter. Salt trucks are generally weighed when arriving and departing a facility and that information needs to be logged by dispatchers as part of tracking the usage of road salt.

A digital solution can help by allowing dispatchers to submit these tracking logs through a digital interface, allowing that information to be easily managed at the municipal level.

SimplyCast presents the idea of the Salt Usage Tracking use case, a complete solution for managing and recording road salt usage data.

Steps to Improve Salt Usage Tracking

SimplyCast has anticipated the need for municipal governments to streamline the way they record road salt usage to facilitate winter maintenance processes.

There are three key aspects to how this tracking can be improved.

Step 1 – Digital Forms

Online data submission forms allow dispatchers across the municipality to submit relevant data regularly as salt trucks are dispatched. These forms can collect data regarding the weight of each salt truck before and after deployment, as well as any other relevant information the municipality needs to track.

Step 2 – Manage Data

The collected data required can be easily defined and updated as needed. Any new information that needs to be recorded (such as new equipment types), these options can be pushed to all submission forms easily.

Step 3 – Reports

Submitted information is automatically logged in a central database that can be exported by administrators as desired. The solution can automatically calculate core information based on pre-defined rules – such as the amount of salt used based on the weight of the salt truck when it departed and when it returned to the facility.

Why SimplyCast?

These aspects, together, allow SimplyCast to streamline and centralize the way road salt usage is tracked.

The SimplyCast platform is a no-code platform that allows anyone to build and edit their use case solutions. As a result, this solution is fully customizable, it can be tweaked or altered to meet the exact needs of every municipality.

Don’t worry about scalability and security! SimplyCast is an ISO 27001:2013-certified company with data centers in the USA and Canada. This means we can assure you that your confidential data is safe on our secure server and the messages you transmit are completely encrypted. Our platform has the capacity to send 100,000+ messages every hour and allows 10,000+ concurrent sessions. We can also acquire additional gateways and servers if you need them.

Most importantly, we have a 99.5 percent minimum uptime. With our solution, you can have peace of mind. 


Don’t wait! Our experts are ready to give you a one-on-one demo to explain how this solution works.

Simply request a demo by clicking the button below and let us show you how our solution can help you manage your salt usage tracking solution more efficiently.

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