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.
Winter weather driving season never fails to surprise drivers. However, for fleets, winter weather driving conditions can affect not only how vehicles stay on the road but also the efficiency of completing their deliveries.
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?
Here is what David Anderson, Director of Transportation & Fleet at Adams 12 Five Star Schools in Colorado has to say about Onspot automatic snow chains on their school buses:
“Onspots are great tools! Give them some general maintenance and they last the life of the bus.”
What does a fleet manager say about Onspot?
It happens every year and every year it surprises us, catching us off guard. We are, of course, talking about the winter season and the host of winter weather problems it brings.
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!
Federal, state and local law enforcement departments are equipped to respond to calls for service no matter the time of day, weather or terrain. As with their fellow first responders, law enforcement officers must arrive “on scene” safely and in a timely manner. Learn more here
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!