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Topic: driver safety

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Tales from the field, how Onspot saves lives

Written by Maritza Hernandez, March 9, 2017

Over the years, I have received reports from customers who arrived at their destinations safely because of their Onspots. However, the most humbling accounts are from people who were saved because someone else had Onspots or the realization that they wish they had Onspots.

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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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What is road friction?

Written by Boel Haglund, January 19, 2017

We all know that friction and traction are crucial to avoid sliding vehicles and spinning wheels. (To learn more, read the blog post What is traction, friction and road grip?) When driving, we have a sense of whether road friction is high or low. But is there a measure for road friction? If so, how could that be calculated since there are several different variables summing up to road friction? Let’s have a closer look at “road friction”.

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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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What is traction, friction and road grip?

Written by Ulrik Andersson, December 15, 2016

Whether driving a small go-kart or a heavy hauler, you must have traction to move forward. Actually, you can’t even walk without it. Traction is a commonly used word and many believe it’s just another word for friction. But is it really? Let’s have a closer look at friction and traction – what it is and why it’s so fundamental to safe driving.

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How to compare automatic tire chains to the alternatives

Written by Eric Jones, October 26, 2016


Get a grip – one way or another


We all know that you need traction when driving in adverse conditions. Losing traction and getting stuck causes frustrating delays, possibly with serious consequences…

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Driving performance is about more than the vehicle

Written by Eric Jones, October 13, 2016

When the going gets tough and harsh winter conditions strike, the interaction between the driver and the vehicle is put to the test.

In these tough conditions, good driving performance is more than relying upon on the vehicle or it's saftey systems. Rather, it’s about instantly adapting your mindset and behavior in order to do the job effectively – in the safest way possible.

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5 tips for efficient driving when the winter weather strikes

Written by Ulrik Andersson, September 27, 2016

It comes every year, but it surprises us every time and often poses severe problems – of course we are talking about the winter.

Everyone involved in the transportation industry knows that a lack of road maintenance and poorly equipped trucks can cause major problems and increased costs. We cannot influence the weather but we can adapt our business to the weather and to the slippery conditions.

Properly equipped vehicles adapted to different weather conditions and recommendations or laws may be crucial to ensuring that the shipment can be delivered as agreed. Many countries also have legal requirements for both winter tires and snow chains. 

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