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Schedule saving tips for commercial drivers

Eric Jones, December 12, 2019

The holiday season is upon us which means it's "go time" for professional delivery drivers. Unfortunately, along with the stress of seasonal demand the winter weather can create additional challenges towards completing your daily schedule on time.

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A shortcut to reduce Onspot maintenance

Ulrik Andersson, April 18, 2019

As we here on the northern hemisphere of the globe are approaching the warmer seasons, it is hard to plan for the next winter.  With some simple steps you keep your system maintained so that it can keep supporting  you the next winter. Learn how.

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"Onspot saves a lot of time"

Eric Jones, April 4, 2019

"Onspot saves a lot of time" - Jakob, Driver @ Meyer Logistics

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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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Is the internet a game-changer for the commercial truck driver?

Ulrik Andersson, March 8, 2019

Internet communication and services play an important role in the transportation and logistics industry, as well as for the truck drivers. However, there is a possible side-effect to common online behaviour that may put extra pressure on the commercial truck driver…

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Why Bridges Freeze Before Roads Do

Leonard D'Orlando, December 6, 2018

We should pay special attention to bridges and overpasses when driving in temperatures around the freezing point. Over the years we have heard that bridges may be icy while the road is not. We have also seen signs posted before bridges and overpasses which state this for safety reasons. This condition however is an important one that should be given some consideration. So how could the bridge be icy when the road is not? Here’s why.

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Tips for black ice - look, listen and react

Eric Jones, November 29, 2018

The first winter storm of the season often catches many of us by surprise. Soon most of us will have had  our first big burst of winter weather. The snow-covered roads and plow trucks are an obvious indicator that we should be vigilant while driving. But what about when ice is present without these visual cues? Black ice is the winter threat many of us fail to observe until it’s too late. 

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Solution 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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Road Friction; What is it?

Maritza Hernandez, September 17, 2018

Friction and traction are key to avoid sliding vehicles and spinning wheels.

Friction is defined as the rubbing of one object or surface against another. The friction between your vehicles’ tires and the road will determine maximum acceleration and minimum stopping distance. The force of friction depends on the force pushing the objects or surfaces together and the coefficient of friction. The coefficient of friction is the relationship between the force required to move the surfaces against each other and the pressure to stay in contact while in motion.

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Would I benefit from Automatic Snow Chains?

Leonard D'Orlando, September 6, 2018

The Driver is in control

We live in the era of automation. Have you ever thought of all the things that used to need a lot of human involvement, but today are seemingly automatic? Buying things for example. We have access to a global supply of products and services that are just a few clicks away, and we get our deliveries with very little human involvement. It’s different systems that communicate and automate that provide this convenience.

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