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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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Danger! Icy Roads! First Responders On Scene Safely

Written by Maritza Hernandez, June 20, 2017

It is always a great feeling when we hear true stories from our customers especially when lives are saved. The following story was related to us recently about an incident witnessed by then-Assistant Chief Raymond Urich, Jr. of the Fisherville Volunteer Fire Company #1 in Halifax, PA.  Fisherville is a  community located in a mountainous area of Pennsylvania about 35 miles north of Harrisburg PA.

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Will truck automation actually improve driver satisfaction & safety?

Written by Ulrik Andersson, May 30, 2017

There has been much attention paid to autonomous cars and trucks recently. In a world where more and more things, e.g. trucks, are connected, technology constantly pushes the boundaries. What seemed like science fiction yesterday is now literally waiting around the corner. From a professional driver’s perspective, there are other concerns: Will autonomous trucks be a threat to my job? Actually, truck autonomy could really improve the working conditions for drivers.

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Why should I engage Onspot once a month?

Written by Daniel Corriveau, April 20, 2017

Well, you probably know that this is to keep the bearings in good order. But, why do they stay in good condition when they’re rolling? Wouldn’t it be less wear if they’re not engaged and then stay in better condition? Although it may seem contradictory, they should be rolling. Let’s dive into the world of bearings and their lubrication to understand why!

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Spring is here, tips for Onspot preventative maintenance

Written by Leonard D'Orlando, April 13, 2017

Spring is finally here. Although the start of spring in the US officially began on March 20th the winter season would not go quietly. On the East coast, for example, a wintry mix of snow and ice started off the month of April. Now, however, the colder weather truly seems to be behind us as streets are swept clean, motorcycles take to the roads and classic cars come out of storage. During this time of the year there is also a focus by many towns and cities to start spring maintenance on their equipment and vehicles.

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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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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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Is there an alternative to 4x4?

Written by Boel Haglund, October 5, 2016

When purchasing a new vehicle, 4x4 is a common option to consider. No wonder, it’s a familiar and well-tried solution with good features for safer driving – but it’s easy to ignore its weaknesses believing there’s no better alternative.However, when thinking about situations where traction is crucial for your operations, you may conclude that 4x4 is not the perfect solution, but rather a compromise.

In case your vehicles must make it in time on icy roads in harsh winter conditions – and when total cost of ownership is an issue – automatic tire chains may be a better choice for you.

I suggest you read the 4x4 vs. Onspot comparison guide and give it some extra thought. Deciding traction control for your vehicles shouldn’t be made by routine. That decision should be made for your fleet’s optimal cost-effectiveness!

Feel free to comment below or contact us!

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