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Truck Mechanic- Work Smarter Not Harder

Shane Woodman, February 3, 2022

Being a mechanic is the unsung hero of any fleet. Something breaks and you have to fix it. And more times than not, there is a time constraint. You are only one person, but much of the time, folks are relying on you to keep the fleet rolling down the road. You are recognized more than you may realize. 

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Fleet Mechanic - Avoiding road calls in bad weather

Leonard D'Orlando, January 20, 2022

As a mechanic running an efficient and safe fleet means a day in which everything operates smoothly with little to no downtime or road calls. This challenge is one that the mechanic must face and overcome on a daily basis. When external forces, out of the control of the fleet mechanic, are introduced it becomes even more difficult for them to focus on the scheduled tasks of the day. The ability to run a fleet in inclement weather mainly snow and ice conditions is one such challenge.

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Why an automatic snow chain system?

Ulrik Andersson, September 4, 2020

Why should anyone invest in an automatic snow chain system? Existing choices for increasing traction in slippery conditions have long been in use. Read more here about all the options.

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Servicing the Onspot system: Tips for the mechanic

Leonard D'Orlando, July 9, 2020

When it comes to the Onspot automatic snow chain system there are many advantages.  Through the simple push of a dashboard switch the chain wheels are engaged providing the driver with traction on snow and ice.  It is not necessary for the driver to get out of the vehicle and manually strap chains on the tires. The driver can stay in the cab of the vehicle, avoiding the harsh winter conditions, the dangers of chaining up on the side of the road, and the overall physical exertion associated with conventional chains.  This is all well and good for the driver.

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Onspot: benefits for everyone

Leonard D'Orlando, June 25, 2020

The wait is over and the Onspot automatic snow chain system has arrived.  Soon traction on snow and ice will be as simple as flipping a dashboard mounted switch.  Gone are the days of having to get out in inclement weather and manually “throw iron”.  This is a tremendous benefit for any driver, but what about the mechanic?

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Why an automatic snow chain system?

Ulrik Andersson, June 11, 2020

Why should anyone invest in an automatic snow chain system? Existing choices for increasing traction in slippery conditions have long been in use. Read more here about all the options.

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How the Mechanic turns the Onspot into an even better investment

Ulrik Andersson, October 3, 2019

You have mounted the automatic snow chain system to the vehicle. The driver has picked it up and left the workshop. How can you make this an even better investment for the fleet owner and the drivers? Here you can learn more and download documents to use for maintenance. There is even a reference document for the driver when he or she returns for service.

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Do mechanics recommend Onspot?

Eric Jones, September 19, 2019

Onspot is one of several traction devicesthat can improve friction and stop the vehicle from sliding or becoming stuck. The drivers experience a huge benefit from having increased traction at the flip of a dashboard switch. But what does this mean for the mechanic?

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Installing automatic snow chains is easy for the mechanic?

Lucas Gulino, September 5, 2019

Mandatory equipment or comfort accessories, each installation of a vehicle requires a mounting made by a professional. What about the installation of automatic snow chains? How is it fixed? In how long time? Discover it through this article.

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Modular design - why is it easier for the truck mechanics?

Ulrik Andersson, August 22, 2019

 

Some consider modular design as something for facilitating manufacturing, repair, and maintenance while others think that it only raises the cost for a product – without offering similar benefits. However, it all comes down to the viewer’s perspective. What is regarded merely as an unnecessary cost to one stakeholder could be a definitive advantage to another stakeholder. Let’s have a look at modular design from the mechanic’s perspective.

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