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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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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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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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Why Bridges Freeze Before Roads Do

Written by Leonard D'Orlando, November 29, 2018

We should pay special attention to bridges and overpasses when driving in temperatures around the freezing point. Over the years we have heard that bridges may be icy while the road is not. We have also seen signs posted before bridges and overpasses which state this for safety reasons. This condition however is an important one that should be given some consideration. So how could the bridge be icy when the road is not? Here’s why.

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What is road friction?

Written by Maritza Hernandez, September 17, 2018

Friction and traction are key to avoid sliding vehicles and spinning wheels.

Friction is defined as the rubbing of one object or surface against another. The friction between your vehicles’ tires and the road will determine maximum acceleration and minimum stopping distance. The force of friction depends on the force pushing the objects or surfaces together and the coefficient of friction. The coefficient of friction is the relationship between the force required to move the surfaces against each other and the pressure to stay in contact while in motion.

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How does Onspot help law enforcement?

Written by Maritza Hernandez, May 31, 2018

Federal, state and local law enforcement departments are equipped to respond to calls for service no matter the time of day, weather or terrain. As with their fellow first responders, law enforcement officers must arrive “on scene” safely and in a timely manner.

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Automatic Tire Chains for Light Vehicles

Written by Lucas Gulino, April 9, 2018

From emergency vehicles, garbage trucks, and snow removal vehicles to passenger or goods transport vehicles, each profession requires adapted and different vehicles. While some equipment have advantages on trucks, others better fit on lighter vehicles. But what about Onspot? Does it fit as well on a light vehicle as trucks? Are the advantages the same? Let's compare and answer it!

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Traction Devices Explained - Onspot vs. Alternatives

Written by Maritza Hernandez, February 15, 2018

Traction devices allow you to travel safely on slippery roads and in adverse weather conditions. Most people who use these devices navigate in less than optimal conditions because it's their job.

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What is traction coefficient?

Written by Eric Jones, December 7, 2017

In a tire-surface system, the coefficient of friction is called ‘traction coefficient’. It’s as simple as that. But, what’s more important is to know why the traction coefficient is fundamental to road safety, and peace of mind.

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