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Eric Jones

About Eric Jones

Eric is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Onspot of North America. He has over ten years of industry experience and received an MBA from Ball State University. Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and being active outdoors. On the weekend, you can normally find Eric enjoying a craft beer with food sizzling on the grill.

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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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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Keeping Students Safe: It Takes a Village

Written by Eric Jones, August 31, 2017

My daughter first rode the bus to school about half way through her first grade year. After several months of her begging to ride, we swallowed our first time parent fears and allowed her to joyfully experience her first trip on the big yellow bus. She was excited to test her new freedom and we found out how much easier our mornings would become without the hassle of the school drop off.

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4 Questions to Consider When Thinking About Automatic Tire Chains

Written by Eric Jones, June 28, 2017

You’ve done the research and decided that increasing traction is important. The following four questions can help you determine if Onspot Automatic Tire Chains are the right solution for you.

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What to think of when working with transportation?

Written by Eric Jones, June 8, 2017

The need for transporting goods and services is constantly increasing in our society. It can be products on the way to the stores, parts on the way to a factory, waste transported from your home to the recycle center or people going from one town to another. In almost everything we do, a transport is involved.  When a personal car is not enough, most transports move by trucks or buses.

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Five Key Insights: Onspot’s Product Development Philosophy

Written by Eric Jones, May 18, 2017

In the following interview, Ron Rosenbalm, a 25 year veteran of Onspot of North America explains some of the engineering philosophies that have driven our product development. As an Application Specialist, Ron has spent his career optimizing everything from mounting systems to the basic form and function of individual components.

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Is it possible to increase traction without adding equipment?

Written by Eric Jones, February 23, 2017

Maybe you’ve been there? The road is becoming icy and slippery and you know it's time to get out there and put on your tire chains. As usual, you’re in a hurry, so the mounting time would cost you another hour of delay. And besides, you don’t feel like leaving your warm cab for the freezing cold roadside… So, is there a trick to get traction anyway? Actually, there is a trick that many experienced drivers know of. Yet, it’s a controversial trick. Here’s why!

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Onspot is Peace of Mind for Rolf-Olav Tenden

Written by Eric Jones, February 2, 2017

"When I get a call from a driver saying `-Today I was saved by Onspot´ it´s already payed off".

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Keeping students safe – Five modern school bus technologies to consider for your fleet

Written by Eric Jones, December 27, 2016

The classic school bus may look similar to those on the road for decades, but major technology changes are increasing student safety. We have assembled a list of five technologies that you may not have heard about that can improve fleet performance and student wellbeing.

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Icy road basics for safe driving

Written by Eric Jones, December 9, 2016

To many, the white winter landscape is the definition of icy roads. However, due to weather and meteorology there are different reasons why roads become icy. For safe driving, it’s a good idea to know some theory behind icy roads. With proper knowledge and awareness, the driver can reduce the risk of accidents or delays due to slippery road conditions. So, let’s have a closer look at some common causes for roads to become icy.

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