Leonard D'Orlando

About Leonard D'Orlando

Leonard has four years with Onspot Automatic Tire Chains in North America. Four years as a field technician on the East Coast and one year as the current Midwest Regional Sales Manager. During the four years as a field technician Leonard provided install and service 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.

Servicing the Onspot system: Tips for the mechanic

Leonard D'Orlando, July 9, 2020

When it comes to the Onspot automatic snow chain system there are many advantages.  Through the simple push of a dashboard switch the chain wheels are engaged providing the driver with traction on snow and ice.  It is not necessary for the driver to get out of the vehicle and manually strap chains on the tires. The driver can stay in the cab of the vehicle, avoiding the harsh winter conditions, the dangers of chaining up on the side of the road, and the overall physical exertion associated with conventional chains.  This is all well and good for the driver.

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Onspot: benefits for everyone

Leonard D'Orlando, June 25, 2020

The wait is over and the Onspot automatic snow chain system has arrived.  Soon traction on snow and ice will be as simple as flipping a dashboard mounted switch.  Gone are the days of having to get out in inclement weather and manually “throw iron”.  This is a tremendous benefit for any driver, but what about the mechanic?

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The right equipment makes all the difference

Leonard D'Orlando, April 16, 2020

The school bus of today has come a long way from buses of the past. A whole host of features ranging from tracking equipment, on board cameras, and seat belts are just a few features that can be found inside its signature yellow exterior. This technology is designed to improve both driver function and student safety. Rightfully so as thousands of these vehicles carry students of all ages from home to school and back again.

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How to keep your Onspot working properly

Leonard D'Orlando, January 24, 2020

By now most drivers that have vehicles equipped with the Onspots have had the opportunity to use the system this year. Winter weather conditions have already hit in many areas of the world adding to an already demanding position for commercial drivers.

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Operations in snow and ice: A challenge for fleet managers

Leonard D'Orlando, October 31, 2019

My position as Western Regional Sales Manager for Onspot gives me the opportunity to meet with fleet managers in my territory. Whether I am at a trade show or at the customers location providing training or a fleet review these individuals always talk about challenges that come up and how they are resolved.

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Considerations for today's ambulance

Leonard D'Orlando, May 16, 2019

Safety first, never last: The ambulance of today is a sophisticated machine and whether new or reconditioned its primary goals is crew and patient safety. Here are some things to consider when looking at a new ambulance or making updates to an existing one

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Have you activated your Onspot lately?

Leonard D'Orlando, February 21, 2019

How does the system work… is a question that is often asked by new owners of vehicles equipped with the Onspot automatic tire chains.  When I hear this same question asked by those who have had the system for a month or more it grabs my attention.  The best way to properly maintain the system and understand how it works is to use it. This is how!

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Why Bridges Freeze Before Roads Do

Leonard D'Orlando, December 6, 2018

We should pay special attention to bridges and overpasses when driving in temperatures around the freezing point. Over the years we have heard that bridges may be icy while the road is not. We have also seen signs posted before bridges and overpasses which state this for safety reasons. This condition however is an important one that should be given some consideration. So how could the bridge be icy when the road is not? Here’s why.

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Road salt – why chemical de-icing?

Leonard D'Orlando, November 15, 2018

When winter strikes, the conscious driver prepares for increasing traction in case of icy and slippery roads. Some bring a sandbag and a shovel while others gear up with a set of snow chains. Still, others have automatic snow chains mounted on their vehicle, so there is no need at all for special preparation. All these drivers rely on mechanical principles for increasing traction. But, are there no other options? Let’s dive into the world of chemical de-icing of roads.

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Would I benefit from Automatic Snow Chains?

Leonard D'Orlando, September 6, 2018

The Driver is in control

We live in the era of automation. Have you ever thought of all the things that used to need a lot of human involvement, but today are seemingly automatic? Buying things for example. We have access to a global supply of products and services that are just a few clicks away, and we get our deliveries with very little human involvement. It’s different systems that communicate and automate that provide this convenience.

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