Overdrive Staff | May 02, 2010

The CDF-11 refrigerator/freezer unit is 91/4 inches wide and 14 inches high, weighs 19 pounds and provides 0.4 cubic feet of storage space. The adjustable digital thermostat can be set to 0-50 degrees Fahrenheit. The compressor-driven CDF-11 runs on 12-volt power and draws approximately 3.75 amps.

DOMETIC,, (574) 294-2511

Battery-powered APU

The NITE Phoenix has a large compressor and an LCD digital user interface and battery monitoring system. The California Air Resources Board-approved auxiliary power unit includes onboard service diagnostics, automatic temperature control and a check filter function. A 110-lb. lithium-ion battery provides 16 percent more power than earlier models, with an estimated life of 6 to 8 years.

BERGSTROM,, (815) 874-7821

SmartWay-approved tire

The M154 tire is now EPA SmartWay-certified as a steer tire when used in a set on a rig equipped with the company’s M657 drive tire and M127 free-rolling tire for trailer axles. Two rolling resistance tires are available, the M154 for regional trucking and the M137 for long-haul applications. The M154 is manufactured using the company’s e-balance technology, which focuses on a stiffer belt package and stiffer bead construction. The five-rib M154 has a full 22/32-inch tread depth.

TOYO TIRE,, (888) 444-8696

Steer tire certified

R287A steer tire for regional and long-haul applications is U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay-certified and is California Air Resources Board-compliant. The tire has a 16/32-in. tread depth.

BRIDGESTONE,, (800) 543-7522

Hybrid reefer

The 6600MT hybrid trailer refrigeration unit uses diesel-electric technology to deliver 59,000 Btus per hour of cooling capacity at 100 degrees Fahrenheit ambient and a set-point of 35 degrees F. The Vector units share the same body design as Carrier’s X2 series units and incorporate impact-resistant DuraShell 2 body panels that open to the top for access to interior components.

CARRIER TRANSICOLD,, (205) 328-7278



X One XDA Energy tire

The X One XDA Energy tire has Infini-Coil technology designed to reduce casing growth and stabilize the contact patch. Three-dimensional Matrix sipes lock together for stability. The X One XDA Energy tire is available in size 445/50R22.5, and will replace the X One XDA tire. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.