| October 01, 2009

Trucking specific GPS

GPSCobra Electronics’ 7700 PRO is a GPS navigation and routing tool tailored to the professional driver. It features a 7-in., 16:9 wide screen and touch-screen control, the company says. The product uses advanced routing information based on the vehicle’s dimensions and weight and provides coverage data including STAA National Highway Network and Access Roads, National Bridge Inventory List, National HazMat Route Registry, and detailed truck data for the continental 48 states and Canada. The product also features text-to-speech guidance with loud verbal instructions and turn-by-turn spoken street names.

COBRA,, (773) 889-3087

Truck sleeper refrigerator

fridgeThe new CR Series refrigerators incorporate a double-lock door mechanism. When set in the vent position, the refrigerator door is held open slightly for defrosting. The units have an internal full-width freezer compartment with a separate door, a bottle holder, adjustable shelves and racks, an extra-large vegetable bin and a blue interior light. The door can be configured for right or left-hand opening. The door panel comes in black or stainless steel on most models. The refrigerators are powered by a hermetic Danfoss BD35F 12-volt DC compressor and use R134 refrigerant gas.

DOMETIC, (800) 544-4881,

Pen-sized color scanner

The DocuPen RC800 has 8 megabytes of onboard flash memory. Full-page documents can be scanned in 24-bit color, 12-bit color or monochrome. Powered by a lithium ion battery, the device can be recharged via a USB port. It weighs 2 ounces.

PLANON, (888) 507-3926,

Bend restrictor

Coxreels’ new bend restrictor is a hose option that is available on low-pressure hose reels with ¼-in., 3⁄8-in. and ½-in. PVC, rubber and nitrile hose handling 300 psi of working pressure. Bend restrictors are suggested for hose assemblies that might receive substantial usage and are recommended for air, water, oil, fuel and other fluid transfer applications. Bend restrictors are made of PVC.


Temperature monitor

This new GPS unit is designed for users of refrigerated vans. The unit combines traditional business-tracking information, such as location, engine on/off and speed violations, with automatic and on-demand real-time temperature reports and can be configured to send text message and e-mail alerts if thermal readings exceed the range set by managers.

HAAS GPS, (866) 524-4227

Diesel engine oil

Guardol ECT with liquid titanium is an API CJ-4 diesel engine oil, an enhancement to ConocoPhillips’ CJ-4 synthetic blend oil.

CONOCO PHILLIPS,, (281) 293-1000

Ratcheting screwdrivers

Snap-On’s ratcheting screwdrivers feature a five-position handle that incorporates design based on transmission ring gear principles. The screwdrivers have solvent-resistant grips with contoured thumb stops and non-magnetic stainless steel shanks. Different shank sizes can be used with the same handle. More than 100 insert bits are available. An in-handle storage compartment holds up to nine standard insert bits.

SNAP-ON, (877) 762-7662,

Transmission filter

The Outlaw Harv transmission filter and cooler system is designed to increase the life of a transmission. The filter minimizes pulsation that is caused by the pump and minimizes wear to the cooler by keeping temperatures lower, the company says. The filter comes with all brackets, lines and hardware needed for installation. The filter can also be used for cooling fuel., (760) 599-8567,

Spray-on wax

Nano Wax spray-and-wipe requires no buffing to conceal hairline scratches and swirl marks, the company says. The product can also be used on glass and trim to repel rain and protect those areas.

EAGLE ONE, (800) 432-4531,

Multi-task tool

The redesigned super tool, Super Tool 300, has pliers with a sloped neck, new removable wire cutters that can be sharpened or replaced and key areas reinforced with premium 154CM steel. The tool features edge-safety clumping, which keeps sharp-edged tools in place when others are pulled out and keeps all other tools in place when one of the two knives is pulled out. The locks on the device have been strengthened, the company says. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.