Computer-based driver training
The Pro-TREAD Training series, a driver course for owner-operators and small trucking companies, is available through the freight matching service company Internet Truckstop and computer-based driver training company Instructional Technologies. The training series is web-based, accessible via www.truckstop.com, and designed to help driver efficiency by enabling safety, regulatory and hazmat training during downtime periods with an in-cab multimedia application.
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The Swinger Gladhands from Phillips Industries are now anodized to protect against magnesium chloride, road salt and other chemicals that cause corrosion. The Swinger Gladhands work with intermodal and piggy-back trailers where straight or angled gladhands are exposed to damage. The gladhands can swivel 180 degrees and prevent airlines from kinking, are available for original equipment and can be retrofitted.
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Kinedyne’s Grip Link heavy-duty tire chains are made for use in mud, snow, sleet and hail. The carbon steel, case-hardened chains are available in v-bar and square link for highway use and stud chains for off-road use. Chains are made in 22.5-in. and 24.5-in. widths and single and dual-triple tire designs. Each chain comes with twist-tightening cams and plastic or metal carrying pail.
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