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Are tire chains in compliance with laws in the U.S. & Canada?

Written by Maritza Hernandez, December 15, 2017

The short answer is yes. Tire chains are used over many industries by owner-operators and national fleets worldwide. Read more to find out chain laws in your area!

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Post #44 - Living large in 8 Ft² with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, December 12, 2017

 

Days away from home - 29.5            

States visited this week – KS, OK, TX

Miles driven since leaving home – 8,120

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Post #43 - Living large in 8 Ft² with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, December 8, 2017

 

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What is traction coefficient?

Written by Eric Jones, December 7, 2017

In a tire-surface system, the coefficient of friction is called ‘traction coefficient’. It’s as simple as that. But, what’s more important is to know why the traction coefficient is fundamental to road safety, and peace of mind.

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Vehicle Preparation for Winter Driving

Written by Leonard D'Orlando, November 30, 2017

The change of season is here for the majority of us. By now most have swapped out summer clothing for winter wear. Jackets, scarves and hats are taking the place of shorts and tee shirts. A similar type of preparation is also being done by numerous town and city DOT garages in the United States as well as by many truck drivers on the road. In these instances, however, they are preparing their vehicles for winter driving.

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Post #42 - Living large in 8 Ft² with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, November 28, 2017

 

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5 Tire Safety Tips for Commercial Drivers

Written by Eric Jones, November 24, 2017

The winter weather is upon us and it’s time to begin thinking about maintaining traction on icy road surfaces. The U.S. Department of transportation has compiled the following list of tips for keeping your tires in good working condition.

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Post #41 - Living large in 8 Ft² with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, November 21, 2017

 

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Industry events showcase safety products

Written by Maritza Hernandez, November 16, 2017

Canada’s Waste & Recycling/Municipal Equipment Expo (CWRE) - 2017

Most of us attend trade shows and expect the same old exhibits but then you stumble on a product and wonder to yourself – why didn’t anyone think of this before?

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Tips and Tricks for a Model 016 Install

Written by Lucas Gulino, November 6, 2017

The following tips and tricks have been learned from the many Model 016 installs done on a variety of vehicles worldwide. However, it must be noted that Onspot is not a one-size-fits-all product. For instance, as was detailed in an earlier blog post, the ideal chainwheel position can vary due to the difference in vehicle measurements.

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