MnDOT Mobile Driver Simulator Training
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Hazard avoidance
- Snowplows and speed
- Truck box clearance and usage
- Snowplow handling and underbody usage
- Operating in emergency conditions
- Precision driving and backing
For more information about available courses and how trainings are conducted, download MnDOT's brochure (PDF).
- 0.5 Roads Scholar Program credit.
- To the best of our knowledge, this course/activity meets the continuing education requirements for 4.0 PDHs as outlined in Minnesota Statute 326.107. More information concerning continuing education for professionals is available online.
This training is offered by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.