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Ulrik Andersson

About Ulrik Andersson

Ulrik is Global Brand Manager - Onspot and is located at the headquarters in Vänersborg, Sweden. He has been with the company for over ten years and have been working with sales, marketing and customer relations all of the time. Ulrik enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends. On the weekend, you might find him with a camera taking pictures since that has been a hobby of his for a long time.

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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What is an Automatic Tire Chain System?

Written by Ulrik Andersson, January 24, 2019

Automatic tire chain systems can be discussed in two ways: 1) The physical properties of the system, and 2) What the system provides the user.

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Solutions for other slippery conditions

Written by Ulrik Andersson, November 1, 2018

The automatic snow chains are genius when you encounter adverse road conditions in the colder seasons. With just a flip of a switch you have instant traction added so that you can get up in speed or if you need to stop, you get improved breaking power.

 

But what about the rest of the year, when you are not in the winter season? In the middle of the summer or in the autumn?

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5 Most Scenic Routes in the World

Written by Ulrik Andersson, July 14, 2017

For most drivers, the road is rather a workplace than a source for relaxing experiences. Out of the world’s circa 18 million kilometres of paved roads, most are just transport roads offering nothing but insignificant surroundings. However, some drives offer such breath-taking sceneries, that many find a worthwhile trip for their own sake. What routes are the most scenic in the world is, of course, a matter of personal preferences, but here’s my pick of routes I’d like to drive for the scenery.

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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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Is technology the key to a shorter response time in rescue driving?

Written by Ulrik Andersson, April 29, 2017

Why response time must be reduced

For rescue operations ‘response time’ is one of the measures for effectiveness. In emergency situations response time should be as short as possible as this could be crucial for saving lives or properties at danger. Accordingly, much effort is put into reducing response times. But actually, what is response time?

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Tire chains, are they the best choice for rescue vehicles?

Written by Ulrik Andersson, March 30, 2017

Some products are so functional and effective that there is little potential to improve them. The violin, for example, was designed by the Italian master violin-makers in the 17th century. Countless efforts have been made to challenge its basic construction in order to improve it, but in vain. The violin is so close to perfect that no one has come up with a fundamental improvement during the last 350 years.

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Why do bridges become icy before roads?

Written by Ulrik Andersson, January 13, 2017

We should pay special attention to bridges and overpasses when driving in temperatures around freezing point. We’ve learnt that bridges may be icy while the road isn’t, and that’s all we need to know to for safety reasons. But, giving it a second thought, how could the bridge be icy when the road isn’t? Here’s why.

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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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What to do when waking up to slippery road conditions?

Written by Ulrik Andersson, November 10, 2016

 

The winter season has recently arrived and it's just a few degrees below the freezing point. Strong wind along with the  snow that has arrived overnight and  has started piling up. It´s time to go to work and start your scheduled route throughout the city.

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