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Road Safety- The Importance of Traction and Friction in Safe Driving

Shane Woodman, July 20, 2023

Having traction is essential for forward motion. While many people believe that traction is simply another word for friction, there are distinct differences between the two. Learn more here.

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Why Onspot? Frequently asked questions from commercial drivers

Leonard D'Orlando, February 16, 2023

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.

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Fleet Manager – be prepared for slippery roads !

Thomas Ancart, December 22, 2022

As many Fleet Managers, you work every day for having the best result of your fleet and to have drivers happy. You have the best trucks in your fleet with last technological accessories to conquest the road. But you may have forgotten something ? The weather can quickly change, and you will be at a loss if you don’t have the right equipment. Learn more here.

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Tire chains - are conventional or automatic the best option?

Leonard D'Orlando, December 24, 2020

Getting a grip – what is the best option?

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Who will benefit from automatic tire chains?

Ulrik Andersson, December 10, 2020

Whether you are a driver picking up household waste in isolated villages, transporting children to school early in the morning, or delivering products to customers awaiting their orders, you are almost always on the road. The open road can be great, but sometimes, the conditions can change to much less than favorable in a matter of minutes. Learn more here

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Traction Devices Explained

Shane Woodman, November 26, 2020

Traction devices allow you to travel safely on slippery roads and in adverse weather conditions. Safety is the #1 reason for equipping your vehicle with a traction device. A close #2 is these devices allow drivers to stay on-time with their routes. Most people who use traction devices to navigate in less than optimal conditions because it's their job.

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How to use traction aids

Eric Jones, October 22, 2020

A truck or other heavy vehicle that loses traction not only disrupts operations but can also lead to a dangerous situation. In regions where weather – or other – conditions entails the risk of slippery driving conditions, having some traction aid could be an obvious precaution to secure operation and prevent delays. Although there are similarities with traction aids for passenger cars, there are other requirements for trucks.

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Traction aids for trucks

Eric Jones, October 8, 2020

A truck or other heavy vehicle that loses traction not only disrupts operations but can also lead to a dangerous situation. In regions where weather – or other – conditions entails the risk of slippery driving conditions, having some traction aid could be an obvious precaution to secure operation and prevent delays. Although there are similarities with traction aids for passenger cars, there are other requirements for trucks.

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When to use traction aid

Eric Jones, September 29, 2020

'When should I use a traction aid?' This seemingly simple question could be answered by 'whenever you lose traction'. However, it isn't as simple as that. There are situations when it's a good idea to use a traction aid even if traction isn't lost. And, there are situations where traction aids should not be used. Here is how you should think.

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How to increase traction

Ulrik Andersson, September 17, 2020

The loss of traction can have serious consequences. A heavy vehicle unable to start or maneuver due to slippery road conditions is a potential risk to road safety. Not to mention the possible effects it can to the operation, be it goods transportation, passenger traffic, or rescue service. Here is how to increase traction.

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