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Trucker’s buddy

PROFILE/JEFF ZEHRER/Inspired by lifetime friend with ALS, owner-operator launches toolbox system for driver-side storage compartments.

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EOBR report addresses driver harassment

FOR THE RECORD/A safety panel on Feb. 8 finalized a report on mitigating the use of electronic onboard recorders to harass drivers that provides suggestions to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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NATSO Honors Chuck Bosselman

FYI: TRUCKING NEWS IN BRIEF/National truckstop organization NATSO honored the late Chuck Bosselman with the Hall of Fame award at its annual convention in Las Vegas.

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Tire pressure monitor

GEAR GUIDE/The Velcro-mount PressurePro tire pressure monitor contains small sensors that watch tire pressure and warn of tire deflation ahead of time.

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Feedback: Online this month

ONLINE THIS MONTH/Connect with Truckers News online with Facebook; also featured is Gear Guide, including seat warmers and in-cab refrigerators.

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TomTom Pro 7150 Truck

GEAR GUIDE/GPS UNITS/This unit provides automated routing, taking into account vehicle profiles and road attributes and restrictions.

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Growing attraction

FLEET INSIDER/PROFILE/Fremont Contract Carriers has blossomed from a 35-truck fleet into a nationwide, award-winning food hauler

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Garmin dezl 560 LMT

GEAR GUIDE/GPS UNITS/The dezl (pronounced “diesel”), an over-the-road trucking-specific navigation unit, has a built-in loudspeaker, 5-inch display screen, trucking-related points of interest and points-of-interest ratings that can be customized.

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RigDig named award finalist

FYI: TRUCKING NEWS IN BRIEF/Truck information service RigDig’s Truck History Reports was one of six finalists for the top technical achievement of 2011 awarded by the Truck Writers of NorthAmerica.

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Parking pinch

SMART DRIVING/Federal, state governments seek ways to provide parking availability info.

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