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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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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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Fire Fighters - How being prepared reduces response time

Leonard D'Orlando, October 7, 2021

All first responders  know that when they get the call a quick response time is critical. It contributes to saving lives, containing fires, and ensuring the safety of the community. Fire fighters use various resources at their disposal to accomplish what is needed while ensuring their safety and the safety of those around them.  

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Commercial Driver - Conventional vs Automatic snow chains

Shane Woodman, August 26, 2021

Snowstorms, they are likely to happen 

It is time to hit the road, but you know there's a good chance you will encounter a snowstorm on the way to your destination... You know the objective is to reach your destination safely and on-time. At some point along the journey your truck is going to need tire chains applied to the road surface. You have two options in this situation; get out of the vehicle and chain your tires up (while traffic is driving past you) or use automatic tire chains by flipping a switch from the comfort of you cab. 

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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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Winter driving tips for school bus drivers

Maritza Hernandez, April 2, 2020

Of course, when hazardous conditions exist, schools are closed, and no buses are on the road. However, when caught unexpectedly in or even after a significant winter weather event, bus drivers take on the responsibility of transporting the children safely. How do they do this?

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