Overdrive Staff | September 01, 2011

Onboard recorder

The TND 760 electronic onboard recorder integrates into a truck’s onboard computer to send and receive information via Wi-Fi and cell data. The unit includes a trucker-specific navigation system and standard electronic onboard recorder capabilities, such as email communication with fleets, driver and vehicle performance monitoring and hours of service compliance.

RAND MCNALLY,, (800) 641-7263

Hand-held diagnostic tool

The Blue-Point Pocket iQ with NIXIQ Technologies is a hand-held scan and triage diagnostic tool. It reads active fault codes, reads and clears inactive fault codes, and monitors J1708, J1939 and OBD II engine data. It allows technicians to save diagnostic and performance information in PDF or text format directly to a PLC3 printer or memory stick.

SNAP-ON,, 877-762-7664


Wheel hub temperature monitor

The Hub Alert label helps prevent overheating of wheel hubs. If the oil or grease on the wheel hub heats to 250 degrees, the label will turn black permanently, alerting the driver to inspect the wheel. A new label can be applied after inspection, and the labels are sealed against moisture, oil, grease, fuels, water and steam.

SPECTRA PRODUCTS,, (416) 252–2355

Remote microphone system

The Remote CB Microphone System allows drivers to operate standard 4-pin CB radios via a headset with a retractable cord. The microphone features noise-canceling technology, and the unit’s push-to-talk button is affixed to the gear shift lever. The system comes with mounting hardware.


Mobile jump start

The HT1224 12/24V commercial jump starter’s wheeled unit delivers 1,400 cold-cranking amps in 12-volt mode and 800 CCA in 24-volt mode. The HT1224 comes with two Group 31 batteries, 10-ft. jumper cable leads, an automatic battery charger and 10-in. pneumatic tires for increased mobility.


(800) 328-2921

Multiuse hand tool

The SK Hand Tool is designed with a square handle and a no-slip grip that helps mechanics gain leverage and maximize torque. The screwdriver is resistant to solvents, oils and chemicals, resists rust and has a built-in hex bolter that doubles as a turning paver when used as a wrench. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.