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Leonard D'Orlando

About Leonard D'Orlando

Leonard has six years with Onspot Automatic Tire Chains in North America. Four years as a field technician on the East Coast and two years as a Regional Sales Manager. During the four years as a field technician Leonard provided install and maintenance training to dealers. Leonard also performed fleet reviews for customers and provided technical service support. An alumnus from the University of Maine, Leonard graduated with a B.A. in English and a concentration in Education. Leonard also attended Texas State Technical College where he earned an associate’s degree in automotive mechanics.

The Rescue Driver - Prepared for anything even freezing fog

Leonard D'Orlando, June 23, 2022

Response time is critical for the rescue driver. Once a call is dispatched the clock starts. It now rests upon the driver to arrive on scene (and in some instances leave the scene) as quickly and safely as possible. No doubt being prepared is critical. Read more here.

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Freight Logistics Today - New Challenges For The Fleet Manager

Leonard D'Orlando, March 17, 2022

The world of the fleet manager is more complex than ever. Whether you are an owner operator working solo with one truck and trailer or in charge of a large fleet with hundreds of drivers and equipment. The landscape of the logistics world today has changed drastically even in just the past few years.

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Fleet Mechanic - Avoiding road calls in bad weather

Leonard D'Orlando, January 20, 2022

As a mechanic running an efficient and safe fleet means a day in which everything operates smoothly with little to no downtime or road calls. This challenge is one that the mechanic must face and overcome on a daily basis. When external forces, out of the control of the fleet mechanic, are introduced it becomes even more difficult for them to focus on the scheduled tasks of the day. The ability to run a fleet in inclement weather mainly snow and ice conditions is one such challenge.

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The school bus - A history of safety and innovation

Leonard D'Orlando, December 2, 2021

The school season is in full swing which means for people living in the US and Canada school buses are running routes through neighborhoods taking kids to school in the early morning hours and safely returning them home again in the afternoon. Learn more here

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School Bus Drivers - Being Prepared for Winter Driving

Leonard D'Orlando, November 4, 2021

As the leaves begin to turn colors and the air turns crisp, we are reminded that winter and the inclement weather it brings with it is just around the corner. What can be done to prepare for this? Read on to learn more.

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Fire Fighters - How being prepared reduces response time

Leonard D'Orlando, October 7, 2021

All first responders  know that when they get the call a quick response time is critical. It contributes to saving lives, containing fires, and ensuring the safety of the community. Fire fighters use various resources at their disposal to accomplish what is needed while ensuring their safety and the safety of those around them.  

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Fleet efficiency – Making the fleet manager an uptime hero

Leonard D'Orlando, June 3, 2021

All fleet operations from fire/rescue, school bus/transit, and commercial although different have the same end goal – to operate in a safe, timely, and efficient manner. The responsibility to ensure this happens falls on the shoulders of the fleet manager. Read more.

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Snow chains - are conventional or automatic the best option?

Leonard D'Orlando, December 24, 2020

Getting a grip – what is the best option?

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How to find for your Onspot System

Leonard D'Orlando, August 20, 2020

Is there an automatic snow chain system, like Onspot, available for my vehicle? This system is attached to the rear axle with a bracket on each side. Due to the tough environment at its location (bolted to the drive axle), it must be very sturdy. There is a specially adapted bracket kit for your vehicle. Here is how you find the correct one.

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Fleet Operations: A balancing act between efficiency and safety

Leonard D'Orlando, August 6, 2020

As a fleet manager, running a cost effective and efficient fleet safely is paramount to its success. This is a challenge that must be faced and overcome on a daily basis. When presented with any number of external forces out of the control of the fleet operator, then this process becomes even more difficult. The ability to run a fleet in inclement weather mainly snow and ice conditions is one such challenge.

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