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Maritza Hernandez

About Maritza Hernandez

Maritza is the Marketing Coordinator at Onspot of North America. She has been with Onspot for nine years and holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Investigative Services. She moved from Connecticut to Indiana in 2016. When she is not working, she can be found reading, walking her dog Petey or discovering the sights and sounds of Indiana.

How does Onspot help law enforcement?

Written by Maritza Hernandez, May 31, 2018

Federal, state and local law enforcement departments are equipped to respond to calls for service no matter the time of day, weather or terrain. As with their fellow first responders, law enforcement officers must arrive “on scene” safely and in a timely manner.

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Winter tires for trucks and buses?

Written by Maritza Hernandez, May 18, 2018

Rules about winter tires for trucks and buses differ between countries and regions all over the world. Many countries, of course, have such a warm climate all year round that there is no need for winter tires at all. Other countries have such cold winter climate that winter tires are necessary. Yet other countries are prioritising safety, with strict regulations for the use of winter tires accordingly. Let’s have a look at winter tires!

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Response Time Challenges for First Responders/Rescue Drivers

Written by Maritza Hernandez, May 3, 2018

The most widely used response time standard in the United States is the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 1710 which requires “the arrival of an ALS (Advanced Life Support) company within an eight-minute response time to 90% of incidents.” This standard resulted from a 1970s cardiac arrest survival study by two Seattle physicians.

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Are Onspots a “fit” for towing and recovery vehicles?

Written by Maritza Hernandez, March 27, 2018

Onspot Automatic Tire Chains have been installed on many tow trucks; however, they are not a one-size-fits-all product. As with any vehicle, fitting automatic tire chains on a tow truck is based on variables or combination of variables. Let’s talk about tow trucks!

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Traction Devices Explained - Onspot vs. Alternatives

Written by Maritza Hernandez, February 15, 2018

Traction devices allow you to travel safely on slippery roads and in adverse weather conditions. Most people who use these devices navigate in less than optimal conditions because it's their job.

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Is Onspot beneficial in reverse or when stopping?

Written by Maritza Hernandez, January 11, 2018

Yes, Onspots work in reverse. The important question of engaging chains in reverse is asked time and time again. Moving in reverse is always challenging due to obstructions (your field of vision is blocked by the vehicle itself), depth perception, and the difficulty of controlling your speed and direction; now add snow and ice!

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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 about chain laws in your area!

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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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Spec’ing Fire Apparatus to Serve your Community

Written by Maritza Hernandez, September 14, 2017

Everyone loves a parade! Especially, a Fire Truck Parade! Lights & Sirens!

However, when writing the specifications for fire apparatus there are some things more important than looks. Two important factors when preparing to purchase a new fire truck is the vehicles’ function and the terrain in its “operating environment.” Not taking into account function and terrain could lead to ownership of a great looking truck that falls short of the end users expectations.

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Labor Day

Written by Maritza Hernandez, August 31, 2017

Holiday Closure

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