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Fire Truck Driver - Emergency Response in Winter Road Conditions!

Eric Carlebom, June 20, 2024

Working within the fire brigade demands a high level of skill and expertise from you as a firefighter. Find out more here.

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Spring is here - Tips for Onspot Preventative Maintenance

Leonard D'Orlando, May 23, 2024

Spring is finally here. Although it is officially spring, the winter season would not go quietly. The colder weather truly seems to be behind us as streets are swept clean, motorcycles take to the roads and classic cars come out of storage. During this time of the year there is also a focus by many towns and cities to start spring maintenance on their equipment and vehicles.

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Proper operation and maintenance: The key to running a truck for millions of miles

Leonard D'Orlando, April 25, 2024

My travels out West take me to a vast number of places where I meet many people along the way. Some are Onspot customers and others are not. It makes no difference to me as I value the people and conversations, good, bad, indifferent. Occasionally, I meet someone who runs the auto chains and has a unique story to tell not just about our product, but in general. Doug Stairs is one of these people.

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Traction Needed for Heavy Vehicles - The Fundamentals

Ulrik Andersson, February 29, 2024

Adequate traction is essential for the forward movement of any motorized vehicle. In the absence of proper road grip, wheels will spin, leading to an inability to propel the vehicle. Read more to find out how to improve traction!

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Onspot automatic tire chains: What mechanics need to know

Leonard D'Orlando, February 1, 2024

Whether you are a mechanic that has years of experience with Onspots or new to the automatic tire chain system, what follows are some tips and advice on the proper maintenance and operation of Onspots.

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Winter is Here - Make sure you are ready with Onspot E-Learning

Ulrik Andersson, December 21, 2023

For new or experienced drivers, if your vehicle is equipped with Onspot, ongoing education is important! Our E-Training portal can help. Learn more here!

As a driver, your employer provides you with a vehicle that is specially equipped for the job. If you work in an area with winter conditions, and you’re vehicle has Onspot Automatic Tire chains installed, education and best use practices are very important.

Onspot Automatic Tire chains are designed to provide your truck or bus with instant traction, even in the most challenging winter conditions. With the Onspot, you no longer have to worry about manually installing and removing traditional snow chains. At the touch of a button, you can activate the Onspot system and ensure that you reach your destination safely and on time, without ever having to leave the warmth and comfort of the cab.

However, when you are new to a job, it is natural to feel a bit overwhelmed and unsure about how to use new equipment. Even though the Onspot automatic tire chains are a simple and reliable system, there are a few important things to remember. We understand this from our conversations with experienced users over the years.

That is why we have developed an online e-training system specifically for Onspot users. The Onspot e-training platform is conveniently accessible on our home page at onspot.com. Simply click on the e-training option in the navigation menu, log in, and you will have immediate access to a comprehensive training program designed to familiarize you with all aspects of using and maintaining your Onspot automatic tire chains. Our e-training program, aptly named the "Operating Onspot automatic tire chains," covers everything you need to know to ensure optimal performance and longevity of your Onspot system.

By completing all the training units in the module, you will not only enhance your knowledge and understanding of the Onspot automatic tire chains, but also receive a certificate as a testament to your new expertise. This certificate can serve as a valuable credential, showcasing your commitment to safety and professionalism as a driver.

So, whether you are a seasoned driver looking to refresh your knowledge or a newly hired employee eager to learn, our Onspot e-training platform is here to support you every step of the way.

The link below will take you directly to the e-training platform. Click on it now to become an even better driver.

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Enhancing Emergency Response: Rescue drivers overcome snow and ice

Shane Woodman, December 7, 2023

In the fast-paced world of emergency response, every second counts. Ambulance and fire truck drivers are tasked with reaching the scene of an incident swiftly and safely. One invaluable tool that aids in this mission is Onspot, an automatic tire chain system.

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Auto chains for commercial drivers: Commonly asked questions

Leonard D'Orlando, September 14, 2023

As the West Coast Regional for Onspot I manage a large territory from Colorado - West to Alaksa. So, like many over the road drivers I spent the majority of my time on the road traveling to visit customers and dealers. Quite often during my travels I receive calls from drivers either interested in auto chains or who already currently own Onspots. What follows are some frequently asked questions and concerns from drivers.  My hope is that these will provide you with a better understanding of the Onspot automatic tire chain system and whether or not it is right for you.

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First Responders- Operate safely in snow and ice

Shane Woodman, May 11, 2023

An emergency call just came in and they needed first responders present on scene. It’s the middle of winter and the snow is falling rapidly.

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When seconds count: A proper outfitted rescue vehicle is a must.

Leonard D'Orlando, April 27, 2023

When it comes to fire and rescue drivers every second counts. These individuals need all the help they can get for quick operations. The drivers rely on proper information and equipment to do their job in a safe and effective manner. They are looked up to as heroes of their community, therefore it is necessary that they have the proper tools and vehicles at their disposal.

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