Thermo King says their recently released T600R and T800R temperature control units use an electric standby option to reduce operating costs by running on electric power while the truck is docked. The company also says the units’ design makes them more easily repairable on the road.
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NEW STEERTREK WARRANTY
Hendrickson Truck Suspension Systems STEERTREK fabricated front axle now comes with a 10-year, million-mile limited warranty, the company announced in April. The warranty covers the axle beam, steering arm, knuckle assemblies and kingpins.
Hendrickson Truck Suspension Systems
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The Tough Tested line of Bluetooth headsets from Mizco International was designed for professional drivers, the company says. The two newest models — the Lyte Comm 737 and the Pro Boom 747 — feature noise-canceling earpieces, voice-activated dialing, one-touch call answering and up to six hours of talking time, Mizco says.
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HANDHELD WEIGHT SCALE
Wireless sensors on each axle group read and relay weight information to a handheld unit, which, the company says, can save time and money. TruckWeight says the Smart Scale system is accurate to 1 percent of gross vehicle weight.
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Truck-Lite’s Super 80 LED lamp offers motion-detected operation, eliminating the need for a switch. The lamp is just more than an inch thick, and Truck-Lite says it can function at full brightness levels at anywhere between seven- and 16-volt power.
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AIR MANAGEMENT PACKAGE
Bendix’s air management package includes an air injection booster, an electronic air control dryer and a turbo-clutch air compressor, all designed to reduce fuel consumption and improve emissions, the company says. The system is placed near the engine’s air intake and injects air from an auxiliary tank directly into the engine’s air intake system.
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
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DIESEL EXHAUST FLUID
Warren Oil Company says its new Lubriguard Skyblue DEF can be used to help drivers ensure their vehicles comply with the 2010 EPA standards for diesel emissions. The DEF is stored in a tank on the vehicle and injected into the exhaust duct.
Warren Oil Company
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The Idle Guard 200, from Transportation Safety Technologies, automatically prevents unnecessary engine idling, the company says. Depending on the model, the truck’s engine will be shut off after three, five or 15 minutes. TST says the Idle Guard will work with almost any vehicle.
Transportation Safety Technologies
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NEW ELECTRONIC TRAINING COURSE
The Tractor Trailer Driver electronic course includes videos and animations for new drivers to gather information on obtaining a CDL, driving a tractor-trailer, handling and documenting cargo, preventive maintenance and driving in hazardous conditions, the company says. The course is available in web-based and computer-based training formats.
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The G60 Purple Nitrile cut-resistant gloves offer ANSI Level 3 cut resistance to protect users’ hands while working with sharp objects, the company says. The gloves are ambidextrous, feature a dotted palm for better grip and are available in sizes small through extra-extra-large.
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Advent-branded FLO TV is a subscription TV service that brings premium TV programming to any new or existing mobile entertainment system. Through FLO TV, commercial drivers can receive broadcasts from up to 20 of the most popular TV channels including favorites such as ESPN, Fox News, MTV, Comedy Central, NBC, Nickelodeon, Disney, ABC, CNBC and more. FLO TV is not satellite TV, but rather “terrestrial” TV which means it runs at a high frequency and offers better coverage in more than 100 different markets. The company says the product is small, durable and easy to fit in even the smallest sleeper cab space as it works through one small black box and an attached antenna small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
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