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When a tractor trailer is parked in a snowy area, it frequently
accumulates a layer of snow on top. With any vehicle this snow
freeze in place. With a truck, bus, or similar large vehicle,
there is no way for the operator to clear it off. This snow can
come off as a
dangerous, windshield breaking lump at highway
I am proposing a rotating brush, similar to a car wash brush. It
would be angled to push the snow to the side. Through either a
mechanical or sensor controlled system, the height of the brush
would adjust so the bristles fully reach the top of the truck.
This could be positioned at the exit of most truck stops, with a
deck underneath and a holding space below that. The brush
the snow off the top of the truck, through the grid into the
The trucks get an advantage of not carrying the weight or
wind resistance of the snow until it comes off. The general public
gets the advantage of safer streets. The truck stop gets the
competitive advantage of providing the cleaner truck to its
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