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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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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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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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Traction Alternatives for Rescue Vehicles

Maritza Hernandez, February 20, 2020

First responders are trained professionals who are the first to arrive and provide assistance in rescue or emergency situations no matter the weather conditions.

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How the Mechanic turns the Onspot into an even better investment

Ulrik Andersson, October 3, 2019

You have mounted the automatic tire chain system to the vehicle. The driver has picked it up and left the shop. How can you make this an even better investment for the fleet owner and the drivers? Here you can learn more and download documents to use for maintenance. There is even a reference document for the driver when he or she returns for service.

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Is 4x4 enough to keep your vehicle safe?

Ulrik Andersson, May 23, 2019

 When purchasing a new vehicle, 4x4 is a common option to consider. No wonder, it’s a familiar and well-tried solution with good features for safer driving – but it’s easy to ignore its weaknesses believing there’s no better alternative. However, when reflecting on those situations where traction is really crucial for your operations, you may conclude that 4x4 is not the perfect solution, but rather a compromise. Learn more here.

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Tips on how to drive during winter!

Lucas Gulino, March 21, 2019

Experienced driver or beginner, driving on snowy and icy roads is a risky situation for everyone. These risks, however,can be reduced by applying the following advice.

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Solutions for other slippery conditions

Ulrik Andersson, November 1, 2018

The automatic snow chains are genius when you encounter adverse road conditions in the colder seasons. With just a flip of a switch you have instant traction added so that you can get up in speed or if you need to stop, you get improved breaking power.

 

But what about the rest of the year, when you are not in the winter season? In the middle of the summer or in the autumn?

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Which is the optimal truck tire pressure?

Maritza Hernandez, August 7, 2018

Optimization is key to the transportation industry. From a logistics perspective, trucks should never roll unladen. The bigger truck fill rate, the better. New technologies and driving techniques are developed with the aim of reducing fuel consumption which is good both for the business economy and the environment. Looking at such major factors as fill rate and fuel consumption, is there reason to consider optimization of such a tiny thing as tire pressure? Yes, there is!

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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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