By Overdrive staff | November 01, 2009


Fatigue alarm


Market-3The updated Lane Departure Warning system, using a windshield-mounted camera, alerts drivers when they unintentionally cross lanes. New features include allowances for different light conditions and roads that have only a single lane marking or fog line, improved curve tracking for tight turns and alarm volume control.

ITERIS,, (800) 933-0339


Glass mat battery

The OverDrive AGM 31 battery is a sealed, absorbed glass mat battery built for idle-reduction technology. The battery does not require water and recharges while the truck is running. It is encased in polypropylene and comes with Trojan’s flame arrestor pressure vent.

TROJANBATTERY,, (562) 236-3038


Laptop mount

The Mongoose is a locking slide arm for mounting laptop cradles and docking stations. The 9-in. arm can be mounted on most upper pole assemblies. It extends 4 inches and locks into place when pushed back to the original position. The Mongoose is offered with an optional motion attachment, which allows vertical tilt and 360-degree rotation. It is made of heavy gauge, black powder-coated steel.

GAMBER-JOHNSON,, (715) 344-3482


Low-odor cleaner

A new low-odor brake and parts cleaner is a non-chlorinated spray. The citrus aerosol leaves no residue and can be used without removing the brake unit.

CYCLO INDUSTRIES,, (800) 843-7813


Windshield water beader

The ClearWinner product causes water on the windshield to bead up and blow off as you drive. The water-based product can be added to the windshield washer reservoir and used on Lexan, Plexiglass, Fiberglass, plastic or glass.

RACE SHOP,, (608) 347-3963


Portable air conditioner

The new portable air conditioner, GO COOL, is 17.3 inches wide by 20 inches deep by 24 inches high and fits on the floor of most sleeper cabs. The device uses ice and a small amount of water instead of freon. The system uses less than 2 amps and is powered via cords for either a standard electrical outlet or a vehicle lighter receptacle.



Horn system plays MP3s

The FX-550 system will sound any MP3 audio clip in place of the horn. The FX-550 is a three-piece system and includes an FX-550 player, an AP-150 audio amplifier and an SR-100 speaker. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.