Hotel for your automatic tire chains

Eric Carlebom, September 24, 2020

Servicing your automatic snow chains are important in order to maintain function and safety. The best is if you have the opportunity to store your automatic snow chains for a season at an Onspot Hotel.

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What can an Automatic Tire Chain System do for you?

Ulrik Andersson, September 21, 2020

Automatic tire chain systems can be explaned in two ways: 1) The physical properties of the system, and 2) What the system provides for you. Here we have them both listed. Learn more below.

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How to increase traction

Ulrik Andersson, September 17, 2020

The loss of traction can have serious consequences. A heavy vehicle unable to start or maneuver due to slippery road conditions is a potential risk to road safety. Not to mention the possible effects it can to the operation, be it goods transportation, passenger traffic, or rescue service. Here is how to increase traction.

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Are automatic tire chains expensive – or cheap?

Eric Jones, September 16, 2020

At the cost of approx. USD2,500 for a complete system, automatic tire chains may seem costly to some. Still, there are others who without hesitation order and mount automatic tire chains on their every new vehicle, obviously finding them well worth the price. And, this has not necessarily to do with the financial status of the vehicle owner...

For a vehicle that never, or very rarely, is driven in icy or slippery road conditions, automatic tire chains are not a very good investment. But, for a driver who very often – possibly daily for extended periods – encounters icy roads, the safety and convenience of automatic tire chains may come as a bargain. So, where is the line between expensive and cheap?
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Different types of tire chains for trucks

Eric Jones, September 14, 2020

Tire chains are an old and proven method for getting traction in icy road conditions. Even if chains look similar, there are different types of chains for the truck driver to consider. And, as usual, different types have different benefits. Your final choice should be a result of your specific needs and preferences.

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Automatic tire chains - limitations and precautions

Eric Jones, September 9, 2020

There is no such thing as 'the perfect traction aid.' All different methods for increasing traction have their specific advantages. Accordingly, your choice of traction aid should be the optimal compromise for your personal needs, taking into account the features and benefits the different methods offer. When deciding on your traction aid, excluding options due to limitations or other cons could be one approach. So, which are the limitations of automatic tire chains?

Despite the fact that automatic tire chains by most experienced users are considered the most convenient and preferred choice, there are drawbacks you should be aware of.

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Why an automatic tire chain system?

Ulrik Andersson, September 4, 2020

Why should anyone invest in an automatic tire chain system? Existing choices for increasing traction in slippery conditions have long been in use. Read more here about all the options.

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Onspot operating instructions to give to your drivers

Ulrik Andersson, September 3, 2020

Before we know it, we will be in the winter season when roads will look like in the picture above. To get the most out of their Onspot investment, many fleet managers supply their drivers with checklists. These checklists make it easy for drivers to maintain the vehicle. Learn more and download the checklist here.

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How to Measure for your Onspot System

Leonard D'Orlando, August 20, 2020

It is important to understand that Onspot is not a one-size-fits-all product due to the variety of vehicles used across a multitude of industries. More importantly for a fleet manager and it cannot be emphasized enough, one cannot assume that “sister chassis” are identical so measurement of every truck is highly recommended.

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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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