City of Superior Truck Tracker
The City of Superior has partnered with Verizon Connect to add GPS tracking capability to some trucks within our Public Works fleet. This tool allows the city to physically track the location of the vehicles. However, the benefits go beyond physical location. The tool provides a wealth of additional data that helps the Street Division manage operations effectively and efficiently.
Tracking is currently available for the city’s four sanders. These are the main winter patrol trucks. These four trucks are the first out during winter weather events. They have a wide range of responsibilities including snow plowing, keeping our major streets and highways open, and applying salt and sand throughout the city. The sanders are used during every winter weather event. They work together in tandem on the highways. Each also is responsible for an individual route throughout the city.
The city is making the live map that shows the location of the four sander trucks available to the public. Citizens are often wondering if the plow trucks are out. Accessing the tracking tool will show where each sander is anywhere within the city. It is hoped that this will be a good informational tool for the public.
The tracking tool can be publicly accessed through a web browser or through an app on mobile devices. Access through a web browser is made by using the link and the username/password given below. Clicking the ‘Keep me logged in’ checkbox will prevent you from having to reenter the username and password the next time you access the site.
*Note* The sanders ONLY service the primary routes. Other (non-GPS’d) units service the residential routes. See the Winter Road Maintenance page for a description of the sanding routes.
Verizon Reveal Manager
On mobile devices the map is viewed easier using the Reveal Manager app. The app is available through the Google Play Store for Android devices and through the Apple App Store for iOS devices. The same username and password are the same as above.
A successful login will result in a map like the one shown below. The map will zoom and pan similar to a typical Google map. The four sanders will be represented by colored circles. The trucks’ locations will be continually updated on the map.
The City of Superior is always working to improve our service and our communication with our citizens. It is hoped that this tracking tool will help to communicate when city plows are active. The city also communicates with the public before and during snowstorms through News Flashes on our City of Superior Website and our Facebook page. The public can also sign-up through the Notify Me page of our city website to receive automated emails on a multitude of different topics.
Additional details on the city’s approach to snow and ice removal can be found in our Winter Snow and Ice Management Policy.
Any questions or concerns regarding this plow tracking tool or about snow plowing in general can be directed to the Public Works Street Division at 715-394-0244.