Here in the States the shift from the fall season toward the winter season has started and it won’t be long until many places are blanketed in snow. For the rescue driver this is also a time of shift in preparation and renewed focus on the job at hand. The priorities are always the same; the safe transport of patients and EMTs with a focus on quick response time. During the winter months these goals never change but the methods and practices implemented by the rescue driver do.
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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.
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.
The importance of commercial drivers cannot be overstated. These women and men driving across the US and globally, delivering all sorts of goods and services keep the world and its economies thriving.
The number one goal of every school bus driver is the transportation of all students safely. Many drivers learn from day-to-day situations how to improve their safety measures. Ultimately, over the years they develop proven methods for providing student transportation in a safe and efficient manner.
Response time is critical for the rescue driver. Once a call is dispatched the clock starts. It now rests upon the driver to arrive on scene (and in some instances leave the scene) as quickly and safely as possible. No doubt being prepared is critical. Read more here.
The world of the fleet manager is more complex than ever. Whether you are an owner operator working solo with one truck and trailer or in charge of a large fleet with hundreds of drivers and equipment. The landscape of the logistics world today has changed drastically even in just the past few years.
The school season is in full swing which means for people living in the US and Canada school buses are running routes through neighborhoods taking kids to school in the early morning hours and safely returning them home again in the afternoon. Learn more here.
The moment an emergency call is dispatched it is a race against time. For the crew and ambulance every second counts. Therefore, it is essential that they are equipped with everything needed to handle a large variety of circumstances in a timely manner.
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.