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How do commercial drivers succeed in today's trucking industry?

Ulrik Andersson, December 26, 2019

Being a driver of a commercial vehicle today demands a lot. You must be a skilled driver and good at finding your way to the delivery destination. You must also always make your deliveries at the correct place and at the correct time.

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Schedule saving tips for delivery drivers

Eric Jones, December 12, 2019

The holiday season is upon us which means it's "go time" for professional delivery drivers. Unfortunately, along with the stress of seasonal demand the winter weather can create additional challenges towards completing your daily schedule on time.

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Operations in snow and ice: A challenge for fleet managers

Leonard D'Orlando, October 31, 2019

My position as Western Regional Sales Manager for Onspot gives me the opportunity to meet with fleet managers in my territory. Whether I am at a trade show or at the customers location providing training or a fleet review these individuals always talk about challenges that come up and how they are resolved.

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"Onspot saves a lot of time"

Eric Jones, April 4, 2019

"Onspot saves a lot of time" - Jakob, Driver @ Meyer Logistics

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Is the internet a game-changer for the commercial truck driver?

Ulrik Andersson, March 9, 2019

Internet communication and services play an important role in the transportation and logistics industry, as well as for the truck drivers. However, there is a possible side-effect to common online behaviour that may put extra pressure on the commercial truck driver…

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A tribute to those who bring the holidays to life

Eric Jones, December 21, 2018

It’s the time of year that we all begin to think about silent nights, sleigh bells ringing, and the joy of spending time with loved ones by the fire. It’s the time of year when the everyday heroes go to work so that we can enjoy the comfort and kinship of the holidays.

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Why Bridges Freeze Before Roads Do

Leonard D'Orlando, November 29, 2018

We should pay special attention to bridges and overpasses when driving in temperatures around the freezing point. Over the years we have heard that bridges may be icy while the road is not. We have also seen signs posted before bridges and overpasses which state this for safety reasons. This condition however is an important one that should be given some consideration. So how could the bridge be icy when the road is not? Here’s why.

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How to Protect Your Cargo

Maritza Hernandez, August 11, 2018

The trucking industry is instrumental in maintaining the supply chain of materials and goods all over the world. Thanks to the trucking industry, global economies receive over 10 billion tons of various goods. Other industries rely on trucks to deliver the raw materials to produce those goods. The trucking industry delivers more cargo than ships, planes or trains and cargo theft will disrupt the greater supply chain.

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Are Trucks of the Future Already Available?

Lucas Gulino, July 20, 2018

Natural gas, 100% electric, and autonomous trucks are the vehicles of the future, but one might find it interesting that those are actually closer to the present thanks to the many innovations of manufacturers and equipment manufacturers.

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America’s Last Frontier: Onspots are There

Leonard D'Orlando, April 19, 2018

Over the years at Onspot, we have fit thousands of chassis with our automatic tire chain system. Vehicle applications ranging from fire and rescue, school and transit bus, plow and tow truck, and various forms of local and long-haul delivery trucks are just some of the chassis where the Onspot system is currently in use. Our Onspot factory located in North Vernon, IN is also more than just a place where our product is made, it is also an R&D facility that allows us to stay on top of the latest chassis changes and adapt our product to these changes. Occasionally, we also have customers contact us with some pretty interesting and challenging vehicles that they would like outfitted with Onspots. One recent vehicle that comes to mind is that of Bro. John Pinnix with the Remote Alaska Missions or R.A.M.

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