Overdrive Staff | July 01, 2010


Unit has electric standby option

T-600R and T-800R temperature control units exercise an electric standby option allowing the unit to run on electric power while the truck is docked. The units also utilize reciprocating compressor technology to make the unit easier to repair in the field, the company says.

THERMO KING,, (888) 887-2202

Trailer dome light

Super 80 LED interior trailer lamp comes on when it detects motion up to 10 feet from the lamp’s surface. The dome lamp is designed to stay on for 5 minutes of inactivity before shutting off. It is made of die cast aluminum, has a polycarbonate lens and a near flush mount design of 1.1-in. thickness. The lamp’s 10 LEDs reach full brightness at 9.5 volts.

TRUCK-LITE CO.,, (800) 562-5012

Electronic torque wrench

These electronic wrenches are designed to improve accuracy in torque application, the company says. They use beam movement to gauge torque value and a gyro chip to measure angular rotation and sound an alarm to alert the over-use of torque. The company says the torque wrenches are made from solid state electronic design.

SNAP-ON,, (8770 763-7662)

Wide-base drive radial

The Greatec M825 wide base drive radial is built with the Waved Belt design. The tire’s turn-in ply design wraps the body ply around the bead bundle to promote a stronger, more resilient bead, the company says. The tire is available in the 445/50R22.5 size with an L load rating.

BRIDGESTONE,, (800) 815-9793

Bluetooth headsets

The LYTE COMM 737 and PRO BOOM 747 mono headsets feature Bluetooth V 2.0 technology, 10X noise-canceling technology, DSP dual mic technology, background noise reduction, a 180-degree flex boom mic and rechargeable batteries. Each model delivers 6 hours of talk time and up to 250 hours of stand-by time. The headsets include a boom mic, adjustable mic stem, adjustable headband, call-waiting, three-way calling, voice-activated dialing, one-touch call answer/end, as well as a USB travel charger and USB cable. Both headsets come with a 1-year limited warranty. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.