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Commercial driver -How can I optimize my driving with automatic tire chains?

Eric Carlebom, July 1, 2021

To be a commercial driver today requires a lot from the driver. Trucks are becoming more advanced and it is necessary to keep up with the new technology. This can be helpful if you use the technology properly. In today’s society, everything moves fast for better or worse. Professional drivers often have a hectic schedule, regardless if they drive goods, bulk, or construction.

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Slippery Conditions - Traction Devices Explained

Thomas Ancart, March 25, 2021

Traction devices allow you to travel safely on slippery roads and in adverse weather conditions. Most people who use these devices navigate in less than optimal conditions because it's their job.

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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 does winter weather impact the efficiency of fleets?

Maritza Hernandez, 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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Have you activated your Onspot lately?

Leonard D'Orlando, February 21, 2019

How does the system work… is a question that is often asked by new owners of vehicles equipped with the Onspot automatic tire chains.  When I hear this same question asked by those who have had the system for a month or more it grabs my attention.  The best way to properly maintain the system and understand how it works is to use it. This is how!

 

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Rescue Driving; How to be Efficient in Winter

Lucas Gulino, August 23, 2018

In your profession, driving a vehicle is not just a mode of transportation, it’s one of the tools that allows you to save lives. As such, your vehicle must be equipped with the best equipment to get the job done.

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Vehicle Preparation for Winter Driving

Leonard D'Orlando, November 30, 2017

The change of season is here for the majority of us. By now most have swapped out summer clothing for winter wear. Jackets, scarves and hats are taking the place of shorts and tee shirts. A similar type of preparation is also being done by numerous town and city DOT garages in the United States as well as by many truck drivers on the road. In these instances, however, they are preparing their vehicles for winter driving.

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Driving dynamics – What is road friction?

Ulrik Andersson, January 19, 2017

We all know that friction and traction are crucial to avoid sliding vehicles and spinning wheels. (To learn more, read the blog post What is traction, friction and road grip?) When driving, we have a sense of whether road friction is high or low. But is there a measure for road friction? If so, how could that be calculated since there are several different variables summing up to road friction? Let’s have a closer look at “road friction”.

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Why do bridges become icy before roads?

Ulrik Andersson, January 13, 2017

We should pay special attention to bridges and overpasses when driving in temperatures around freezing point. We’ve learnt that bridges may be icy while the road isn’t, and that’s all we need to know to for safety reasons. But, giving it a second thought, how could the bridge be icy when the road isn’t? Here’s why.

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Icy road basics for safe driving

Eric Jones, December 9, 2016

To many, the white winter landscape is the definition of icy roads. However, due to weather and meteorology there are different reasons why roads become icy. For safe driving, it’s a good idea to know some theory behind icy roads. With proper knowledge and awareness, the driver can reduce the risk of accidents or delays due to slippery road conditions. So, let’s have a closer look at some common causes for roads to become icy.

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