Overdrive Staff | August 01, 2010

The Notepad V features flanged side clips, keyed lock chassis, gusseted rear support brackets and a level clamping surface. The cradle has no sharp corners or catch points and is adjustable to fit a wide range of computer sizes. Its finish is anodized aluminum.


(888) 515-0072

Skirt fairings resist impact

AeroFlex fairings, made of thermoplastic olefin, resist impact and are UV stabilized. The fairings weigh 160 pounds and can be installed in a 5-degree angled configuration, creating a wedge to divert air flow along the trailer and saving fuel, the company says. Fairings have a 3-year limited warranty and are SmartWay-approved.

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Composite air fittings

The push-to-connect composite air fittings are available in union, tee and elbow configurations and sized to fit dimensions common to trucking. They are 24 percent to 33 percent lighter than brass fittings and work for emergency situations, the company says, because they require no special tools.


(800) 423-4512

Rivetless covers

The covers for the self-setting automatic brake adjusters help maintain optimum brake lining-to-drum clearance to reduce stopping distances and increase control, the company says. The front and rear covers do not have rivets and are held in place with an adhesive compound.


(800) 643-2374

Fuel lock

The Fuel Lock is a high-security cylinder lock that when locked eliminates the removal of the fuel cap and prevents it from being tampered with, the company says. It comes in several sizes and includes a weather cap. Installation takes less than 30 seconds and requires a 7-in. clearance around the cap.

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(605) 999-6976


Sleeper mattresses

The 7-in. thick innerspring mattress has a three-layer quilted design to prevent tearing. It has straight-cut foam on the top and bottom. The 5-in.-thick high-density foam mattress offers full body support from its design, the company says. Both mattresses are available in seven sizes and come in a tight-roll package that allows them to be transported. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.