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The critical lifesaving seconds for the rescue driver

Written by Ulrik Andersson, May 30, 2019

Typically, our first thought of a rescue operation is the fire. At a major fire event, an ordinary person can do nothing but sound the alarm and possibly warn others, then wait for the arrival of fire trucks with skilled firefighters using the right equipment to put out the fire. Here, the public is entirely dependent on the rescue team and their operation. However, there are situations when the actions of the public are crucial for saving lives when the professional rescuers are not first on scene. Here is why seconds may count.

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Is 4x4 enough to keep your vehicle safe?

Written by Ulrik Andersson, May 23, 2019

 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 reflecting on those situations where traction is really crucial for your operations, you may conclude that 4x4 is not the perfect solution, but rather a compromise. Learn more here.

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Considerations for today's ambulance

Written by Leonard D'Orlando, May 16, 2019

Safety first, never last: The ambulance of today is a sophisticated machine and whether new or a remount its primary goals is crew and patient safety. Here are some things to consider when looking at a new ambulance or making updates to an existing unit.

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How can rescue drivers improve their response times?

Written by Maritza Hernandez, May 2, 2019

Achieving the shortest response time possible is key for saving lives or property at risk. But, what is response time?

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A shortcut to reduce Onspot maintenance

Written by Ulrik Andersson, April 18, 2019

As we here on the northern hemisphere of the globe are approaching the warmer seasons, it is hard to plan for the next winter season.  With some simple steps you keep your system maintained so that it can keep supporting  you the next winter. Learn how.

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"Onspot saves a lot of time"

Written by Eric Jones, April 4, 2019

"Onspot saves a lot of time" - Jakob, Driver @ Meyer Logistics

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Post #74 - Living large in 8 Ft² with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, April 1, 2019

 

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Tips on how to drive during winter!

Written by Lucas Gulino, March 21, 2019

Experienced driver or beginner, driving on snowy and icy roads is a risky situation for everyone. These risks, however,can be reduced by applying the following advice.

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Is the internet a game-changer for the commercial truck driver?

Written by Ulrik Andersson, March 9, 2019

Internet communication and services play an important role in the transportation and logistics industry, as well as for the truck drivers. However, there is a possible side-effect to common online behaviour that may put extra pressure on the commercial truck driver…

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Have you activated your Onspot lately?

Written by Leonard D'Orlando, February 21, 2019

How does the system work… is a question that is often asked by new owners of vehicles equipped with the Onspot automatic tire chains.  When I hear this same question asked by those who have had the system for a month or more it grabs my attention.  The best way to properly maintain the system and understand how it works is to use it. This is how!

 

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