Product Showcase

Truckers News Staff | May 01, 2011

Everything but the Hammer

For demanding hobbies and everyday tasks, Hobart Welding Products offers a new 15-in-one Multi-Function Tool, featuring all the gadgets required to saw, cut, screw and pry on just about anything. A heavy-duty 420 stainless steel body outfitted with an anti-slip grip gives the multi-tool great durability. It also features a LED light (CR1220 batteries included) and a nylon belt pouch for easy carrying.

Tool Highlights

• Scissors

• LED Light

• Can Opener

• Bottle Opener

• Long Nose Pliers

• Philips Screwdriver

• Flat-Head Screwdriver

• Awl

• File

• Saw

• Knife Blade

• Hook Remover

• Mini Knife Blade

• Large Screwdriver

• Small Screwdriver

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Chat and Log CB Radio

Cobra’s 29 LX LCD CB Radio features a clock/timer that enables drivers to track their on-time driving hours and functions as an alarm clock, a weather alert scan that advances to the clearest NOAA weather channel and a Radio Check Diagnostic to allow drivers to continuously monitor their radio’s RF power output, antenna system and battery voltage. The 29 LX includes 4 Watts AM RF power input, Delta Tune to clarify incoming signals and adjustable Dynamike boost to increase the microphone’s sensitivity for increased voice clarity.

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A Work Glove to Love

Avid do-it-yourselfers can get a better grip on all their projects with new SuperGrip gloves from Snap-on. The long-wearing gloves feature silicone-fused palm and finger traction patterns for maximum tactile feel and dexterity when handling fasteners and small parts. These specialized work gloves have low-profile Airprene knuckle protection, which helps safeguard knuckles when wrenching or working in tight spaces. Rugged Duraclad reinforcement areas have recessed, double-stitched seams for extra strength and durability at stress points. The gloves’ one-piece, seamless palms are constructed of microfiber suede. Their breathable, moisture-wicking construction keeps hands cool and dry.

www.snapon.com

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Sitting Pretty … and Comfy

BackJoy’s Orthotic Cradling System is a portable sitting device designed to “float” the user’s spinal system over the sitting surface like a natural shock absorber for comfort and injury prevention. It automatically corrects sitting posture and relieves pain for those who have back discomfort from sitting upright while driving.

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Lighting Up the Work Area

Grote’s Trilliant Cube Led WhiteLight Work Lamp is a 4- by 4-inch LED thermal lamp that is as powerful as the halogen, with just one third the power consumption. The lamp has an illumination rating of 1,000 lumens, a service rating in the range of 50,000 hours and features two beam patterns with a wide flood pattern to produce a more penetrating and farther reach.

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Getting Your Illumination Fix

The CSA Roadside Lighting Repair Kit by Grote contains 23 of the most commonly used lighting-related parts. It includes 12 lamps, four styles of pigtails, three grommets, two brackets, conspicuity tape, a selection of 14-gauge butt connector and zip-tie fasteners to help stabilize any field repair. The kit measures 11-by-8-by-7 inches, and gives drivers the ability to make a first-class field repair and make it back to the hub or to the nearest service center without roadside service.

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Gladhands Built for Two

Phillips Shut-Off Gladhands for double trailers are designed to keep debris out of the air system with integrated shut-off valves and have flat seals and filter screens for added protection. The zinc die-cast surface and a bulkhead mount protect against damage from magnesium chloride, road salts and chemicals. The Shut-Off Gladhand products are color-coded: blue for service and red for emergency.

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PRO Navigation System

The 5550 PRO Navigation System is specifically designed for the professional driver and has a 5-in. LCD screen. It features Junction View with Lane Assist, state mileage log, hours-of-service Log and last-mile routing for road coverage on secondary highways. The Quick-Tabs feature makes information, such as the distances to weigh stations, travel centers, rest areas and mile markers easy to navigate, and the unit includes more than 12 million standard points-of-interest and 33,000 truck-specific points-of-interest. It comes with three months of unlimited downloads from Cobra’s AURA Camera & Driving Hazard Database, which alerts drivers to the locations of fixed speed and red-light cameras, dangerous intersections and known speed traps.

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Volvo Fifth Wheel System

Volvo Trucks offers a new fifth wheel option, which is installed directly into a truck’s frame. The smaller, lighter design preserves ride and drive quality and weighs 165 pounds, 100 pounds less than current standard-duty fifth wheel systems. It can handle a vertical load of 50,000 pounds and a drawbar pull of 150,000 pounds.

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Over the Road and Local Fuel Card Program

The Over the Road and Local Fleet One fuel card program was announced by The North American Truck Stop Network and Professional Transportation Partners and includes the benefits of no transaction fee to the trucking company when fuel is purchased at any NATSN or PTP truckstop, a minimum discount of 2 cents off per gallon earned with each fuel purchase, password protected Internet access to card purchase information and daily invoicing with 7 day terms on the Over the Road card and weekly or monthly invoicing with 14 day terms on the Local card.

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