Caffeinated Jelly Beans

| July 15, 2009

Caffeinated Jelly Beans
The Jelly Belly Candy Company’s Extreme Sports Beans line of Energizing Jelly Beans that contain 50 mg of caffeine per serving offers a pick-me-up roughly equivalent to that garnered from half a cup of brewed coffee. Two new flavors, cherry and watermelon, bring the number of flavors to six for the line.
Jelly Belly Candy Company
www.sportbeans.com
(800) 522-3267

Truck idle-reduction website
Espar of Michigan’s new website, www.esparofmichigan.com, is what the company calls a “one-stop idle reduction shop” that allows visitors to search the company’s inventory, schedule an appointment date and download product and installation tech manuals, brochures and videos, as well as view the company’s new product offerings.
Espar of Michigan
www.esparofmichigan.com
(800) 837-3900

Green heavy-duty soap
The new Gent-L-Green line of hand care items are biodegradable, petroleum-free, NPE-free and VOC-free. Products that have earned the Gent-L-Green seal include: Premium Blue Hand and Body Soap, Soy Blast Conditioner Enriched Hand Cleaner, Foaming Waterless Hand Cleaner and Foaming Gent-L-Kleen.
Gent-L-Kleen
www.gentlkleen.com/green_seal.htm
(800) 233-9382

Memory-foam mattresses
SleepDogMattress.com’s memory foam mattresses are built to sleeper-cab specifications. The company says memory foam is superior to traditional innerspring mattresses because it allows body weight to be distributed evenly, meaning drivers won’t suffer at pressure points that disturb sleep, resulting in truckers having more energy, more focus and fewer aches and pains.
SleepDog Mattress
www.sleepdogmattress.com
(866) 953-1019

Reefer parts rebate
Through Sept. 30, Thermo King is offering rebates up to $250 for qualifying purchases of parts for Thermo King and Carrier units from participating dealerships in the United States and Canada. The annual program includes belts and filters, alternators, starters, injectors, water pumps and more. New products for this year include the X430 Compressors, EMI Filter Kits, Standard Life Plus Alternators and additional PG Parts for Carrier units.
Thermo King
www.thermoking.com
(888) 887-2202

Mobile scanning program
A new mobile in-cab scanning program is available for drivers and fleets on the PeopleNet BLU platform through Internet-based provider PeopleNet and Affiliated Computer Services. Users of this service can scan and send documents from terminals, truckstops and cabs through a number of software packages.
ACS Expedited Solutions
www.acsexpeditedsolutions.com
(501) 352-1255

Wax spray for protection and shine
Eagle One’s NanoWax Spray is a simple-application wax product – no buffing necessary, the company says. The product conceals unsightly swirl marks and hairline scratches. It eliminates smearing and streaking, protects the finish from harmful UV rays and leaves no white residue behind, the company says. It can also be used on glass and trim for added protection and repelling rain.
Eagle One
www.eagleone.com
(800) 432-4531

Spray-on windshield protectant
BulletProof Autosports’ Windshield Protectant for fleets cuts fleet windshield glass repair and replacement costs by 50 percent annually – guaranteed, the company says. The micro-polymer spray-on protectant forms a covalent bond to the glass on a molecular level and creates an invisible, impact-resistant and water-repellent protective coating. This coating reduces the frequency and severity of rock chips, cracks and sandblast pitting, the company says
BulletProof Autosports
www.bulletproofautosports.com
(866) 607-3672

In-semi laptop mounting base
Gamber-Johnson’s Universal Semi-Truck Vehicle Base is a mounting base designed to hold telematic units and laptops in commercial vehicles. The base was made to ensure mobile systems withstand the pressure and vibration of being in the passenger seat of a commercial truck, the company says. The base is manufactured with heavy-gauge powder-coated steel and can be bolted to the floor. It can be used in Freightliner, Sterling, International, Volvo, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Mack and Western Star trucks with standard seating or air-ride seats, daycabs or sleeper cabs. The mount requires no drill installation and adjusts to four levels laterally. The Universal Semi-Truck Vehicle Base also comes with the option of mounting scanners, printers or keyboard.
Gamber-Johnson
www.gamberjohnson.com
(888) 515-0072

Anti-idle unit
Bergstrom’s NITE Day Cab No-Idle System is a battery-powered air-conditioning system developed in response to growing demand for solutions to reduce idling in the day cab industry and increased regulations against idling. The system utilizes one or two deep-cycle absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries to power the A/C system. This keeps the driver cool when the truck’s engine is turned off. To assure there is sufficient battery power to start the truck, the starting batteries are protected from discharge by a separator.
Bergstrom
www.bergstrominc.com
(815) 874-7821

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