: driver safety

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Today’s ambulance – an emergency room on wheels

Leonard D'Orlando, December 28, 2023

The moment an emergency call is dispatched it is a race against time. For the crew and ambulance every second counts. Therefore, it is essential that they are equipped with everything needed to handle a large variety of circumstances in a timely manner. Read more here.

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Operating in winter conditions: Renewed focus for rescue drivers

Leonard D'Orlando, November 23, 2023

The shift from the fall season toward the winter season has started and it won’t be long until many places are blanketed in snow. For the rescue driver this is also a time of shift in preparation and renewed focus on the job at hand. The priorities are always the same; the safe transport of patients and EMTs with a focus on quick response time. During the winter months these goals never change but the methods and practices implemented by the rescue driver do.

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Auto chains for commercial drivers: Commonly asked questions

Leonard D'Orlando, September 14, 2023

Timeliness is crucial in the transport business, especially in icy and snowy conditions. Discover more about the solution of automatic snow chains in North America in this blog post by an Onspot sales team member.

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When seconds count: A proper outfitted rescue vehicle is a must.

Leonard D'Orlando, April 27, 2023

When it comes to fire and rescue drivers every second counts. These individuals need all the help they can get for quick operations. The drivers rely on proper information and equipment to do their job in a safe and effective manner. They are looked up to as heroes of their community, therefore it is necessary that they have the proper tools and vehicles at their disposal.

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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 world, delivering all sorts of goods and services keep the world and its economies thriving.

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The prepared school bus driver: The key to safe transportation

Leonard D'Orlando, September 29, 2022

The number one goal of every school bus driver is the transportation of all students safely. Many drivers learn from day-to-day situations how to improve their safety measures. Ultimately, over the years they develop proven methods for providing student transportation in a safe and efficient manner.

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The Rescue Driver - Prepared for anything even freezing fog

Leonard D'Orlando, June 23, 2022

Response time is critical for the rescue driver. Once a call is dispatched the clock starts. It now rests upon the driver to arrive on scene (and in some instances leave the scene) as quickly and safely as possible. No doubt being prepared is critical. Read more here.

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Freight Logistics Today - New Challenges For The Fleet Manager

Leonard D'Orlando, March 17, 2022

The world of the fleet manager is more complex than ever. Whether you are an owner operator working solo with one truck and trailer or in charge of a large fleet with hundreds of drivers and equipment. The landscape of the logistics world today has changed drastically even in just the past few years.

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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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Winter tires - would winter tires or automatic snow chains be the best for my truck or bus?

Shane Woodman, March 4, 2021

Rules about winter tires for trucks and buses differ between countries and regions all over the world. Many countries, of course, have such a warm climate all year round that there is no need for winter tires at all. Other countries have such cold winter climate that winter tires are necessary. Yet other countries are prioritising safety, with strict regulations for the use of winter tires accordingly. Let’s have a look at winter tires!

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