Oakland County hiring part-time snowplow, salt-truck drivers

Posted at 11:37 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 11:37:07-04

BEVERLY HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is in the process of reviewing its winter operations with its truck drivers and preparing its trucks and plows in anticipation of the inevitable arrival of winter weather.

Again this year, RCOC is hiring part-time, temporary snowplow and salt-truck drivers to augment its full-time staff.

The agency plans to hire 25 to 35 temporary drivers.

“Due to the seasonality of the essential services we provide, these part-time workers are a great way to ensure we provide the service that Oakland County residents deserve,” explained RCOC Chairman Greg Jamian. “With the part-time workers, we expect to have approximately 180 snowplow drivers available this winter.”

RCOC is also continuing to update its fleet of snowplows/salt trucks.

“We are gradually replacing our aging fleet of trucks,” said RCOC Vice Chairman Ron Fowkes. “Over this past fiscal year, we added 24 new snowplow/dump trucks to update our fleet,” he added. “As an additional safety feature, the new trucks are equipped with green lights that can be seen from a greater distance during winter maintenance. Pick-up trucks used for winter maintenance are also being equipped with the green lights.”