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Truck Mechanic- Work Smarter Not Harder

Shane Woodman, February 3, 2022

Being a mechanic is the unsung hero of any fleet. Something breaks and you have to fix it. And more times than not, there is a time constraint. You are only one person, but much of the time, folks are relying on you to keep the fleet rolling down the road. You are recognized more than you may realize. 

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Fleet Mechanic: Avoiding road calls in bad weather

Leonard D'Orlando, January 20, 2022

As a mechanic running an efficient and safe fleet means a day in which everything operates smoothly with little to no downtime or road calls. This challenge is one that the mechanic must face and overcome on a daily basis. When external forces, out of the control of the fleet mechanic, are introduced it becomes even more difficult for them to focus on the scheduled tasks of the day. The ability to run a fleet in inclement weather mainly snow and ice conditions is one such challenge.

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Why an automatic tire chain system?

Ulrik Andersson, September 4, 2020

Why should anyone invest in an automatic tire chain system? Existing choices for increasing traction in slippery conditions have long been in use. Read more here about all the options.

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Servicing the Onspot system: Tips for the mechanic

Leonard D'Orlando, July 9, 2020

When it comes to the Onspot automatic tire chain system there are many advantages.  Through the simple push of a dashboard switch the chain wheels are engaged providing the driver with traction on snow and ice.  It is not necessary for the driver to get out of the vehicle and manually strap chains on the tires. The driver can stay in the cab of the vehicle, avoiding the harsh winter conditions, the dangers of chaining up on the side of the road, and the overall physical exertion associated with conventional chains.  This is all well and good for the driver.

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Onspot: benefits for everyone

Leonard D'Orlando, June 25, 2020

The wait is over and the Onspot automatic tire chain system has arrived.  Soon traction on snow and ice will be as simple as flipping a dashboard mounted switch.  Gone are the days of having to get out in inclement weather and manually “throw iron”.  This is a tremendous benefit for any driver, but what about the mechanic?

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