The Onspot Blog

International

Surface Treatments

Written by Leonard D'Orlando, February 22, 2018

Which is the perfect road surface treatment to increase traction?

To keep transportation – and society – running, authorities have different strategies for keeping roads open and driveable in harsh winter conditions. Snowplows keep the snow masses away from the road, and often some kind of surface treatment is used to increase traction when roads are icy and unsafe. But, which is the perfect road surface treatment? The simple answer is... None! Every method of surface treatment is a compromise between effectiveness, cost, handling and side effects. Let's have a look at some methods.

Read more

Traction devices explained - Onspot vs. alternatives

Written by Maritza Hernandez, February 15, 2018

Traction devices allow you to travel safely on slippery roads and in adverse weather conditions. Most people who use these devices navigate in less than optimal conditions because it's their job.

Read more

Is 4x4 enough to keep your truck safe?

Written by Eric Jones, February 1, 2018

Professional drivers don’t have the option of taking a day off to avoid the winter weather.

Read more

How Onspot Designs New Models

Written by Lucas Gulino, January 25, 2018

The process of creating a product depends on a human labor force working with machines to complete a finished product. To meet the needs and expectations of customers, several factors must be considered. We wish to share with you how Onspot produces its vehicle bracket kits.

Read more

How much does Onspot increase traction?

Written by Eric Jones, January 19, 2018

How much does Onspot increase traction?

With more than 150,000 Onspots installed in vehicles worldwide, numerous drivers and fleet managers testify and praise the effectiveness of the automatic snow chains. Without a doubt, Onspot improves both road safety and drivers’ safety while helping them keep to the schedule by instantly increasing traction. But, why are there no figures on what to expect?

Read more

Is Onspot beneficial in reverse or when stopping?

Written by Maritza Hernandez, January 12, 2018

Yes, Onspots work in reverse. The important question of engaging chains in reverse is asked time and time again. Moving in reverse is always challenging due to obstructions (your field of vision is blocked by the vehicle itself), depth perception, and the difficulty of controlling your speed and direction; now add snow and ice!

Read more

Onspot parts - Tools for identification

Written by Lucas Gulino, December 29, 2017

If we pay attention to the world around us, we notice that an assembled set of components results in the machines used to assist us in completing our daily tasks. Mechanically speaking, we can observe gears which make up cogs which in turn set the machine in motion. However, when there is a missing or defective gear then the cog becomes paralyzed thus impeding the machine’s function.

Read more

5 Tips to Stay Safe When Driving Near Commercial Vehicles

Written by Eric Jones, December 21, 2017

The holiday season has arrived and many of us will be traveling to spend time with friends and family. It’s also the time of year when retailers return to profitability, grocery stores sell out of popular items and our price at the pump increases in response to seasonal demand. Increases in freight shipments and passenger traffic create a situation where all drivers need to pay especially close attention to safety.

Read more

What is traction coefficient?

Written by Eric Jones, December 7, 2017

In a tyre-surface system, the coefficient of friction is called ‘traction coefficient’. It’s as simple as that. But, what’s more important is to know why the traction coefficient is fundamental to road safety – and peace of mind.

Read more

5 Tyre Safety Tips for Commercial Drivers

Written by Eric Jones, November 25, 2017

The winter weather is upon us and it’s time to begin thinking about maintaining traction on icy road surfaces. The U.S. Department of transportation has compiled the following list of tips for keeping your tyres in good working condition.

Read more

Recent Posts

Follow us