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Eric Jones

About Eric Jones

Eric is the Global Sales Director for the Onspot brand. He has over 15 years of industry experience and received an MBA from Ball State University. Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and being active outdoors. On the weekend, you can normally find Eric enjoying a craft beer with food sizzling on the grill.

Questions to Consider When Traction Is Key

Eric Jones, October 29, 2020

You’ve done your research and have concluded that you need to increase your traction capabilities in inclement weather. The following questions will help you determine what type of traction aid would be most effective.

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How to use traction aids

Eric Jones, October 22, 2020

A truck or other heavy vehicle that loses traction not only disrupts operations but can also lead to a dangerous situation. In regions where weather – or other – conditions entails the risk of slippery driving conditions, having some traction aid could be an obvious precaution to secure operation and prevent delays. Although there are similarities with traction aids for passenger cars, there are other requirements for trucks.

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Are automatic tire chains the correct choice for me?

Eric Jones, October 15, 2020

A quick look at today’s modern commercials fleets proves the endless variations that now exist in their design and use. On any given day the average person will see dozens of these vehicles in action. 

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Traction aids for trucks

Eric Jones, October 8, 2020

A truck or other heavy vehicle that loses traction not only disrupts operations but can also lead to a dangerous situation. In regions where weather – or other – conditions entails the risk of slippery driving conditions, having some traction aid could be an obvious precaution to secure operation and prevent delays. Although there are similarities with traction aids for passenger cars, there are other requirements for trucks.

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When to use traction aid

Eric Jones, September 29, 2020

'When should I use a traction aid?' This seemingly simple question could be answered by 'whenever you lose traction'. However, it isn't as simple as that. There are situations when it's a good idea to use a traction aid even if traction isn't lost. And, there are situations where traction aids should not be used. Here is how you should think.

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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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Improving fleet productivity, an ebook

Eric Jones, July 23, 2020

The need for commercial freight and logistic services has never been higher. However, the firms and entrepreneurs operating in this space continue to see extremely tight operating margins.

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What is Onspot?

Eric Jones, May 28, 2020

I’ve worked with Onspot for the past five years and the most common question I still receive is “what do you guys do?”

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