Overdrive staff | December 01, 2009

MP-KenworthKenworth offers new regional tractor

The T440 is built for heavy front-axle regional haul, municipal and vocational applications, with a gross vehicle weight that ranges from 33,000 pounds to 68,000 pounds. It is equipped with a 2010 Paccar PX08 engine, rated from 260 hp to 350 hp and 600 lb-ft. to 1,000 lb-ft. of torque. The optional 9-liter, 2010 Cummins ISL engine is rated from 345 hp to 380 hp and 1,150 lb-ft to 1,300 lb-ft of torque. The new regional truck has the same platform as the T470. It has 12,000 to 22,000 lb. rated front axles, 21,000 to 26,000 lb. rated single rear axles, and 40,000 to 46,000 lb. rated tandem rear axles.

KENWORTH,, (425) 828-5000


MP-tireAll-position, regional tire offers open shoulder

Continental’s HDR1 features irregular wear resistance, long mileage and an open shoulder for regional applications. The HDR1 offers 28/32nds of tread depth and a cut and chip resistant compound. The tire also features the company’s technologies that are designed to reduce stones getting caught in the tire’s casing. The HDR1 can be used as an all-position tire and is available in 11R22.5, 11R24.5, 275/80R22.5 and 285/75R24.5 sizes.

CONTINENTAL,, (704) 583-8564

Limited edition CB radio

MP-limited-edition-CBUntitled-1The U.S. Army co-branded CB radio is a limited edition model based on Cobra’s 29 LTD CB radio. An Army logo appears on the microphone and radio, which features 40 channels, 4 watts, a front panel microphone connector, a 9-ft. microphone cord, tactile controls and an analog signa-strength meter with SWR calibration. Cobra’s Army Strong CB radio comes with a gift box and a certificate of authenticity.

COBRA,, 773-889-8870

Vehicle-powered temperature control system

MP-vehicle-poweredUntitled-1The V-520 vehicle-powered temperature control system features the new Direct Smart Reefer (DSR) controller, a microprocessor control for direct-drive systems. DSR controller features include continuous load monitoring, automatic startup, three standard hour meters, alarm codes, maintenance reminders, upgradeable software, battery protection features, a clutch delay timer and options for 24 volts and 12 volts. The device is available in six models.

THERMO KING,, (952) 887-2200

MP-auxiliary-powerAuxiliary power unit

The HP2000 auxiliary power unit eliminates the need for the truck’s engine to idle, which reduces fuel usage significantly, the company says. HP2000’s heat pump system features an extensive warranty.


Spill kit

MP-spill-kitThe Oil Eater transportation spill kit is designed as a clean-up system for hazardous spills to help drivers comply with DOT requirements. The system comes in a water-resistant storage bag that fits inside the vehicle. It includes gloves, instructions, universal pads, snakes and high-temp disposal bags. Also included is a quart of Oil Eater Cleaner/Degreaser developed to clean surfaces after absorption of a spill. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.