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North America

Topic: Fleet Productivity

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Meet Lotta

Written by Boel Haglund, August 21, 2017

When you think of truck drivers, you automatically think of the stereotypical male, aggressive driver, in a male dominated industry. However, women make up a small, but growing percentage of truck drivers.

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How Onspot helps make an impossible solution, possible.

Written by Thomas Kaiser, July 7, 2017

Onspot automatic tire chains can be used on several different types of vehicles; trucks, busses, coaches, rescue vehicles (like ambulances and fire trucks), and etc. Occasionally, customers come to us for help finding a solution where Onspots can be mounted on a new type of vehicle. One such example, is the Dodge Ram. While a common application in North America, the Ram chassis is a less common Onspot application in Europe.

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Will drivers be replaced with drones?

Written by Boel Haglund, May 11, 2017

Several companies are involved in projects with unmanned aerial vehicles, also called drones. How will the use of drones impact the global transportation industry? Here are a few pros and cons.

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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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Does my tractor trailer need Onspot?

Written by Karsten Glaschick, March 23, 2017

"...You don’t even have to stop your truck. Flip the switch, overtake the others and steadily drive up the slope... And in the end the road was mine – at least for a while…". Karsten Glaschick (KaSaTrans e.K.)
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Why are truck drivers so hard to find?

Written by Boel Haglund, March 16, 2017

Is finding new truck drivers an impossible task? At least it seems like that if we look at reports from many countries – all concluding that carrier companies have a hard time finding qualified truck drivers to hire. But, what’s the reason for this shortage of drivers? Of course, there is not a single answer to that, and besides, reasons differ from country to country and from region to region. However, I think that the solution to the problem is most certainly many-sided.

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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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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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The guide to improving fleet productivity

Written by Eric Jones, September 1, 2016

Transport enables prosperity

A transport stoppage for just a few days is enough for large parts of our society to come to a sudden halt. Despite this, the challenges facing the transportation and logistics industries have never been so great as they are now. Lower rates, increased competition, bigger forwarders, a shortage of drivers, tighter requirements for safety and quality certification, and requirements for clean, climate-friendly transport are just some of the challenges that contractors themselves describe as obstacles to good profitability and productivity.

More than half of transportation firms in the USA and Europe have problems with profitability. How can contractors adapt their operations to the challenges they face while also achieving profitability for their own companies?

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