equipment-products

Changing Gear: Tire rewind

This week we’re resuming Overdrive’s series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few gear rollouts. Today we’re hitting rewind on some new tires to help keep you rolling down the road. Goodyear’s fuel-efficient Fuel Max LHD G505D long-haul drive tire features the company’s proprietary ...

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Equipment Spotlight: Auxiliary power units

For cost-conscious owner-operators, an idle-reduction system is often at the top of the list for saving money on fuel. It’s important to research costs and specs to find the right fit for your application.

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Anti-corrosive product on display

The Alternative to Galvanizing is now a standard, recently upgraded feature on select truckers, trailers and components, Wilson Trailer announced. The company is displaying several flatbeds at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday through Saturday.The Alternative includes two anti-corrosive processes, both of which guard against chemicals such as magnesium chloride, calcium chloride and sodium chloride.PRP INDUSTRIES, (231)767-9799.

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Great Dane offers corrosion-fighting updates

Dry vans, reefers and flatbed trailers feature several updates aimed at fighting corrosion and new chemicals.

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Big Rig Basics | Replacing wipers

Frequently replace windshield wipers for an easy job that pays off with improved safety.

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Upgraded A/C system

Red Dot offers the latest generation of the Sleeping Well battery-powered auxiliary air-conditioning system

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Add a little bling to your rig

TRP’s chrome-plated and stainless steel line of accessories is for image-conscious owners and operators who want to make an older truck look nicer or boost its resale value. The accessories are made of chromed 304- or 430-grade stainless steel to resist corrosion. The accessories include: fenders, bumpers, kick panels, steps, skirts, tool boxes, knobs and panels. TRP Aftermarket Parts, trpparts.com

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Keep the bugs at bay

The BugLock Plus mattress encasement helps prevent bed bug infestations in the truck’s cab. The waterproof encasement allows drivers to see the signs of bed bug infestation by making fecal spotting appear vividly. The BugLock has a three-sided zipper system that locks the encasement in place and prevents bugs from entering. It’s available in twin and double sizes. PROTECT-A-BED, protectabed.com, (886) 297-8836

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Allison 10-speed automatic transmission

Production will begin in October 2012, and ramp up to maximum levels by 2013.

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Shine spray

The Wipe & Shine spray uses a micro-emulsion formula that lifts dust, dirt and water spots from most surfaces and provides UV protection without leaving a white residue. The spray is safe for all surfaces, including paint, chrome, aluminum and glass. NEW EAGLE ONE, www.eagle.com

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