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Operating Onspot E-training is now available for school bus drivers

Thomas Ancart, September 15, 2022

Every year, millions of children take the bus every day to go to school and go home. For a short time, the school bus driver has the mission to transport young passengers safely and bring them to their destination on time. His mission becomes harder when winter is coming, as slippery roads can affect his daily routine. Learn more here

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School bus planning for winter conditions - Automatic Tire Chains

Ulrik Andersson, September 1, 2022

Being a school bus driver carries a lot of responsibility. The main concern is getting the children to and from their school activities safely. This is challenging enough on a regular day, but now imagine it is the middle of winter with roads covered in ice and snow. Read below on how Onspot is here to help.

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School Bus Driver- Overcoming Snow and Ice

Shane Woodman, August 18, 2022

The role of a school bus driver is extremely important. You are trusted by parents all over the world to get their children to and from school safely and on-time. It is a job you should be proud of. As a school bus driver, do you often wonder what else you can do to ensure the safety of the children? I know you do. It’s because you take pride in the job. 

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School bus driving - improve perfomance on icy roads

Ulrik Andersson, December 16, 2021

As a school bus driver, you want to bring the pupils to school, on time in the morning. In the evening you should also bring them safely homeHere are some tips on how to improv performance on icy roads.

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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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School bus driver – Why do I need automatic tire chains ?

Thomas Ancart, November 18, 2021

Being a School Bus Driver is a very important job. You have the responsability to bring the kids to school and home on time and safely. During the season, you will be faced to slippery roads and you have to be prepared !

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School Bus Drivers - Being Prepared for Winter Driving

Leonard D'Orlando, November 4, 2021

As the leaves begin to turn colors and the air turns crisp, we are reminded that winter and the inclement weather it brings with it is just around the corner. What can be done to prepare for this? Read on to learn more.

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Fleet Manager - staying efficient during bad weather

Ulrik Andersson, March 25, 2021

Here is what David Anderson, former Director of Transportation & Fleet at Adams 12 Five Star Schools in Colorado has to say about Onspot automatic tire chains on their school buses:

“Onspots are great tools! Give them some general maintenance and they last the life of the bus.”

What does a fleet manager say about Onspot?

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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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Winter driving tips for school bus drivers

Maritza Hernandez, April 2, 2020

Of course, when hazardous conditions exist, schools are closed, and no buses are on the road. However, when caught unexpectedly in or even after a significant winter weather event, bus drivers take on the responsibility of transporting the children safely. How do they do this?

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