The short answer is yes. Automatic snow chains are utilized by various industries and approved by governments worldwide. Read more here.
Of course, when hazardous conditions exist, schools are closed, and no buses are on the road. However, when caught unexpectedly in or even after a significant winter weather event, bus drivers take on the responsibility of transporting the children safely. How do they do this?
First responders are trained professionals who are the first to arrive and provide assistance in rescue or emergency situations no matter the weather conditions.
Onspot is not a one-size-fits-all product due to the variety of vehicles used across a multitude of industries. But how do you know that there is a fit to your vehicle? How do you get the correct parts for it? It is easy. On the homepage you have a configurator that helps you with all of this
In 2019, the Onspot Blog focused more on the what and how of automatic snow chains. The following are the most downloaded blog posts that answered what they are, how they work and how to use and maintain them.
Driver satisfaction is an important facet to the success of any fleet. In addition to general maintenance, driver training in all aspects of the use and function of a school bus leads to the successful, safe transportation of school children. But, what do bus drivers say about Onspot?
Achieving the shortest response time possible is key for saving lives or property at risk. But, what is response time?
Friction and traction are key to avoid sliding vehicles and spinning wheels.
Friction is defined as the rubbing of one object or surface against another. The friction between your vehicles’ tires and the road will determine maximum acceleration and minimum stopping distance. The force of friction depends on the force pushing the objects or surfaces together and the coefficient of friction. The coefficient of friction is the relationship between the force required to move the surfaces against each other and the pressure to stay in contact while in motion.
Optimisation is key to the transportation industry. From a logistics perspective, trucks should never roll unladen. The bigger truck fill rate, the better. New technologies and driving techniques are developed with the aim of reducing fuel consumption which is good both for the business economy and the environment. Looking at such major factors as fill rate and fuel consumption, is there reason to consider optimisation of such a tiny thing as tyre pressure? Yes, there is!
Rules about winter tyres for trucks and buses differ between countries and regions all over the world. Many countries, of course, have such a warm climate all year round that there is no need for winter tyres at all. Other countries have such cold winter climate that winter tyres are necessary. Yet other countries are prioritising safety, with strict regulations for the use of winter tyres accordingly. Let’s have a look at winter tyres!