Overdrive staff | September 01, 2009

Stainless bumper

BumperHendrickson Bumper and Trim’s Aero Clad bumper with air dam fits 2003 and newer Volvo VNL on-highway trucks. It’s part of an optional factory-installed package on VNL trucks and is also available for retrofits through Volvo and Mack dealers. All Hendrickson AERO CLAD bumpers are crafted from lightweight aluminum with a stainless steel finish and come standard with a 5-year limited warranty against corrosion.

HENDRICKSON, (800) 356-6737

Cost-conscious truck parts

The aftermarket PartSmart line offers air valves, bearings, belts, clutch, hoses, hydraulic pads and calipers, lighting, rotating electrics, U-joints, seals and wipers for all truck brands. The products can be purchased at all domestic International dealers.

NAVISTAR,, (800) 448-7825

Obstacle detection sensor

SenseStat is an obstacle detection sensor system that monitors four zones at the rear of a vehicle, indicating the area closest to an object. The SenseStat sensor enhancement has a 1-in. margin of error in detection, Mobile Awareness says.

MOBILE AWARENESS,, (866) 653-5036


The new Minimizer quarter fender has hardware that is galvanized, power-coated and zinc-plated. A story in the June Overdrive misrepresented that information.

MINIMIZER,, (800) 248-3855

CB radio with Bluetooth

marketThe 29 WX NW BT Citizen’s Band radio features Bluetooth, NightWatch illumination and NOAA weather alerts.  Bluetooth technology allows the driver to make and receive phone calls through the CB radio. NightWatch illuminates the dials at night, and 24-hour NOAA weather and emergency alerts are available, even if the CB radio is off. The radio includes 4-watt AM RF power output, the maximum allowed by law, instant access to emergency channel 9, Delta Tune to clarify incoming signals and adjustable Dynamike boost.

COBRA ELECTRONICS,, (773) 804-6375

Cat repair kit

Precious Metals In-frame Overhaul Kits for on-highway engines offer pre-packaged engine overhaul options. The in-frame overhaul kits are available for 3406E, C-15 and C-16 engine models. Kits include parts necessary for a variety of repair options, from basic repair to a complete in-frame overhaul. Kits come with a factory-backed, 1-year parts warranty covering Cat parts, including Cat parts damaged by a failure, and labor needed to correct the failure at an authorized Cat dealer.

CATERPILLAR,, (309) 675-1000

Work glove

Instinct Mako Mechanics Gloves are washable, made of synthetic materials and stretch spandex. The breathable fabric allows the user to feel and use tools easily, the glove maker says.


Trucking-specific GPS

Rand McNally’s new trucking-specific GPS, the IntelliRoute TND, can guide trucks to legal routes according to the truck’s specific dimensions and load. It comes with a logbook function; the ability to track and store mileage information for trip planning and IFTA reports; an address book; route optimization and a wide zoom on the touch-screen display. The software also provides and allows submission of reviews of businesses along the routes, which will automatically update when connected to the Internet.

RAND MCNALLY,, (800) 275-7263 strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.