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Onspot Spring Maintenance

Written by Leonard D'Orlando, May 15, 2018

Spring is here! The days are getting longer and the streets have been swept clean as motorcycles and classic cars take to the roads once again. During this time of the year it is quite easy to leave the cares of winter behind, especially if the season was a long and harsh one. Although we would like to forget about winter, it is important not to lose sight of vehicle maintenance.

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Response Time Challenges for First Responders/Rescue Drivers

Written by Maritza Hernandez, May 4, 2018

The most widely used response time standard in the United States is the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 1710 which requires “the arrival of an ALS (Advanced Life Support) company within an eight-minute response time to 90% of incidents.” This standard resulted from a 1970s cardiac arrest survival study by two Seattle physicians.

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America’s Last Frontier: Onspots are There

Written by Leonard D'Orlando, April 19, 2018

Over the years at Onspot, we have fit thousands of chassis with our automatic snow chain system. Vehicle applications ranging from fire and rescue, school and transit bus, plow and tow truck, and various forms of local and long-haul delivery trucks are just some of the chassis where the Onspot system is currently in use. Our Onspot factory located in North Vernon, IN is also more than just a place where our product is made, it is also an R&D facility that allows us to stay on top of the latest chassis changes and adapt our product to these changes. Occasionally, we also have customers contact us with some pretty interesting and challenging vehicles that they would like outfitted with Onspots. One recent vehicle that comes to mind is that of Bro. John Pinnix with the Remote Alaska Missions or R.A.M.

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Onspot – How we get the perfect fit

Written by Eric Jones, April 16, 2018

If you’ve been considering an investment in Onspot, you may have grown curious about how it’s possible to purchase and install a product that is custom fit for your vehicle. We have a time-tested design process and a solid dealer network to ensure that the right product and installation services are available when you need it.

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Automatic Snow Chains for Light Vehicles

Written by Lucas Gulino, April 9, 2018

From emergency vehicles, garbage trucks, and snow removal vehicles to passenger or goods transport vehicles, each profession requires adapted and different vehicles. While some equipment have advantages on trucks, others better fit on lighter vehicles. But what about Onspot? Does it fit as well on a light vehicle as trucks? Are the advantages the same? Let's compare and answer it!

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Driver fatigue, how to handle it?

Written by Lucas Gulino, March 2, 2018

Fatigue is a reality that affects all drivers; especially commercial vehicle drivers who are exposed to long hours on the road and even in extreme conditions like bad traffic and/or weather.
How does one prevent fatigue and be effective in your daily work as well as outside? We tried to answer this question.

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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.

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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.

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Industry events showcase safety products

Written by Maritza Hernandez, November 16, 2017

Canada’s Waste & Recycling/Municipal Equipment Expo (CWRE) - 2017

Most of us attend trade shows and expect the same old exhibits but then you stumble on a product and wonder to yourself – why didn’t anyone think of this before?

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Tips & Tricks for Mounting Onspot

Written by Lucas Gulino, November 6, 2017

As a mechanic, every day, you have to find new solutions to the problems you encounter. You are reflective, rigorous, and logical, and we know that it is not always that simple...

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