All fleet operations from fire/rescue, school bus/transit, and commercial although different have the same end goal – to operate in a safe, timely, and efficient manner. The responsibility to ensure this happens falls on the shoulders of the fleet manager. Read more.
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As a fleet manager, what’s our biggest objective? Arrive, deliver, or pickup safely and on time. If one of these three objectives are not accomplished, we are often met with disgruntled customers. The frustration tends to impact more than just the drive, customer, and fleet manager. Everyone will likely hear about it. More times than not, its mother natures fault. Maybe the driver ran into a snowstorm and had to chain up his or her tires.
As a Fleet manger you have to make sure that your company delivers on time, that the drivers are safe and work according regulations and that you keep costs under controll. Learn more here.
Automatic snow chain systems can be explaned in two ways: 1) The physical properties of the system, and 2) What the system provides for you. Here we have them both listed. Learn more below.
Before we know it, we will be in the winter season when roads will look like in the picture above. To get the most out of their Onspot investment, many fleet managers supply their drivers with checklists. These checklists make it easy for drivers to maintain the vehicle. Learn more and download the checklist here.
Is there an automatic snow chain system, like Onspot, available for my vehicle? This system is attached to the rear axle with a bracket on each side. Due to the tough environment at its location (bolted to the drive axle), it must be very sturdy. There is a specially adapted bracket kit for your vehicle. Here is how you find the correct one.
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.
The short answer is yes. Automatic snow chains are utilized by various industries and approved by governments worldwide. Read more here.
There is probably not one single fleet manager in the transportation business who dare running a fleet operation without insurance. A proper insurance solution for a transport business could be both complex and costly. So, is there really something like “the best insurance” for a truck fleet? Yes, in my opinion there actually is!
My position as Western Regional Sales Manager for Onspot gives me the opportunity to meet with fleet managers in my territory. Whether I am at a trade show or at the customers location providing training or a fleet review these individuals always talk about challenges that come up and how they are resolved.