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How does winter weather impact the efficiency of fleets?

Written by Maritza Hernandez, October 17, 2019

Winter weather driving season never fails to surprise drivers. However, for fleets, winter weather driving conditions can affect not only how vehicles stay on the road but also the efficiency of completing their deliveries.

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The Onspot Checklist: A Guide to Proper Operation

Written by Leonard D'Orlando, August 8, 2019

School may be out for the summer but this time of the year is still a busy one for the majority of bus drivers and fleet directors.  There are several state and local conferences drivers attend that offer the latest information, insights, and training on a wide range of topics. Some conferences even offer a bus "Roadeo" where drivers can put their skills to the test.  This is also a time when many school districts re-focus their attention on the previous school year.

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What School Bus Drivers Say about Onspot

Written by Maritza Hernandez, July 25, 2019

Driver satisfaction is an important facet to the success of any fleet. In addition to general maintenance, driver training in all aspects of the use and function of a school bus leads to the successful, safe transportation of school children. But, what do bus drivers say about Onspot?

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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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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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How & when Onspot helps you?

Written by Lucas Gulino, May 24, 2018

You must have control of your vehicle whatever situation you find yourself. Let’s review together how Onspot will get you out of difficult situations.

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Winter tires for trucks and buses?

Written by Maritza Hernandez, May 18, 2018

Rules about winter tires for trucks and buses differ between countries and regions all over the world. Many countries, of course, have such a warm climate all year round that there is no need for winter tires at all. Other countries have such cold winter climate that winter tires are necessary. Yet other countries are prioritising safety, with strict regulations for the use of winter tires accordingly. Let’s have a look at winter tires!

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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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