Skip To Content

Aexcel Attendance at this years ATSSA

April 27, 2023

Aexcel had a crew attending this year’s ATSSA Traffic Safety Convention in Phoenix, Arizona in February.

Here are a few of our observations and highlights:

  • Work Zone Safety has grown to become the industry’s highest priority; protecting both roadside workers and motorists.
  • In fact, National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 17-21, 2023.
  • Orange markings may be specified to reinforce work zone safe driving.
  • Increasing painted lines to 6” is gaining attention. Greater visibility is the watchword.
  • Highly reflective paint stripes improve the transition to automated vehicles.
  • Retro-reflectivity (nighttime pavement markings visibility) is a hot topic.
  • The new federal retro-reflectivity standard has made waves in the industry.
  • This is good news for those who produce measurement equipment and those who promote durable, hi-visibility coatings.
  • Staffing is more important than ever.
  • We noted a large number of younger professionals. These people were well versed in the industry.
  • One extra-cool machine was exhibited: RoadPrintz’s robot-painter. Their motto is “No Boots On the Pavement.” Their equipment reduces labor and speeds the application of auxiliary markings.
  • Last, but not least, traffic paint materials and product availability should be back in balance this year.

Back to Top