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The Rescue Driver - Prepared for anything even freezing fog

Leonard D'Orlando, June 23, 2022

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.

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Freight Logistics Today - New Challenges For The Fleet Manager

Leonard D'Orlando, March 17, 2022

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.

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The school bus: A history of safety and innovation

Leonard D'Orlando, December 2, 2021

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.

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Today’s Ambulance – An Emergency Room on Wheels

Leonard D'Orlando, September 9, 2021

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.

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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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The right equipment makes all the difference

Leonard D'Orlando, April 16, 2020

The school bus of today has come a long way from buses of the past. A whole host of features ranging from tracking equipment, on board cameras, and seat belts are just a few features that can be found inside its signature yellow exterior. This technology is designed to improve both driver function and student safety. Rightfully so as thousands of these vehicles carry students of all ages from home to school and back again.

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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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How does winter weather impact the efficiency of fleets?

Leonard D'Orlando, October 17, 2019

Winter weather driving season never fails to surprise drivers. However, for fleets, winter weather driving conditions can affect not only how vehicles stay on the road but also the efficiency of completing their deliveries.

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The Onspot Checklist: A Guide to Proper Operation

Leonard D'Orlando, August 8, 2019

School may be out for the summer but this time of the year is still a busy one for the majority of bus drivers and fleet directors.  There are several state and local conferences drivers attend that offer the latest information, insights, and training on a wide range of topics. Some conferences even offer a bus "Roadeo" where drivers can put their skills to the test.  This is also a time when many school districts re-focus their attention on the previous school year.

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What School Bus Drivers Say about Onspot

Leonard D'Orlando, July 25, 2019

Driver satisfaction is an important facet to the success of any fleet. In addition to general maintenance, driver training in all aspects of the use and function of a school bus leads to the successful, safe transportation of school children. But, what do bus drivers say about Onspot?

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