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Eric Jones

About Eric Jones

Eric is the Global Sales Director for the Onspot brand. He has over 15 years of industry experience and received an MBA from Ball State University. Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and being active outdoors. On the weekend, you can normally find Eric enjoying a craft beer with food sizzling on the grill.

Commercial driver – Is truck driver a good job?

Eric Jones, July 29, 2021

As there is a shortage of professional drivers in many regions of the world, one may ask why not enough people seem to be attracted by the profession. What once was a job that required mainly driving skills has developed into a computerised operation, requiring multi-skills of the driver. This development can certainly scare away drivers who cannot adapt to the new technology but should reasonably attract a young tech-savvy generation. Yet, there are not good drivers enough in the market. And probably, anyone who consider entering the trade asks herself if truck driver is a good job. Well, is it?

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Questions to Consider When Traction Is Key

Eric Jones, October 29, 2020

You’ve done your research and have concluded that you need to increase your traction capabilities in inclement weather. The following questions will help you determine what type of traction aid would be most effective.

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How to use traction aid

Eric Jones, October 22, 2020

A truck or other heavy vehicle that loses traction not only disrupts operations but can also lead to a dangerous situation. In regions where weather – or other – conditions entails the risk of slippery driving conditions, having some traction aid could be an obvious precaution to secure operation and prevent delays. Although there are similarities with traction aids for passenger cars, there are other requirements for trucks.

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Are automatic snow chains the correct choice for me?

Eric Jones, October 15, 2020

A quick look at today’s modern commercials fleets proves the endless variations that now exist in their design and use. On any given day the average person will see dozens of these vehicles in action. 

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Traction aid for trucks

Eric Jones, October 8, 2020

A truck or other heavy vehicle that loses traction not only disrupts operations but can also lead to a dangerous situation. In regions where weather – or other – conditions entails the risk of slippery driving conditions, having some traction aid could be an obvious precaution to secure operation and prevent delays. Although there are similarities with traction aids for passenger cars, there are other requirements for trucks.

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When to use traction aid

Eric Jones, September 29, 2020

'When should I use a traction aid?' This seemingly simple question could be answered by 'whenever you lose traction'. However, it isn't as simple as that. There are situations when it's a good idea to use a traction aid even if traction isn't lost. And, there are situations where traction aids should not be used. Here is how you should think.

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Improving fleet productivity, an ebook

Eric Jones, July 23, 2020

The need for commercial freight and logistic services has never been higher. However, the firms and entrepreneurs operating in this space continue to see extremely tight operating margins.

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Really, what is Onspot?

Eric Jones, May 28, 2020

I’ve worked with Onspot for the past five years and the most common question I still receive is “what do you guys do?”

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Bus delays – and a smart way to prevent the problem

Eric Jones, April 30, 2020

The bus driver has a delicate job, which rightly puts a great deal of pressure on him as passengers expect to reach their destination right on time. It is basically the same whether driving a school bus, a public city bus, or a coach. Any delays may have consequences ranging from just irritation to compensation claims. Thus, preventing delays is a good way to make the bus driver’s day a bit easier.

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Do automatic snow chains benefit rescue drivers?

Eric Jones, March 5, 2020

 Automatic snow chains continue to be a top choice of rescue drivers. The challenges faced in this profession are unique and those challenges play to the strengths of an automatic traction solution.

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