September 2001

| February 01, 2002

Warning lights

Superior Signals has introduced the Meteorlite 4400, the Meteorlite and the Traffic Manager, a new line of low-amp-draw LED warning products that offer long life and brighter output.

Superior Signals
(800) 447-3693
www.superiorsignals.com



FireAde’s first aid

FireAde 2000 offers a fire extinguisher that requires no maintenance and that can be used on all surfaces. It contains a liquid chemical instead of traditional powder and prevents re-ignition. It is certified for Class A fires, such as wood, and Class B fires such as gasoline and alcohol.

FireAde
(770) 460-7793
www.pitstop.com/FireAde



Toyo’s new tire

Toyo Tires’ new M127 free-rolling-axle radial tire features:

  • Full-depth differential groove that helps to reduce irregular wear on the shoulder ribs.

  • Steel-cord wire-chafer reinforced bead design.
  • Four-belt construction.
  • Special compound and advanced design to help fight heat and stress.

Toyo Tires
(714) 236-2080
www.toyo.com


Satellite antennas

KVH TracVision and Stagparkway have teamed to sell TracVision Satellite TV Antennas. TracVision will be marketed to more than 3,000 RV and truck dealerships through Stagparkway’s distribution routes.

KVH Industries
(401) 847-3327
www.kvh.com


Sleep easy

The Mobile InnerSpace Luxury Mattress, made with a high-quality acrylic-polyester cover, is well-suited for sleeper cabs. The mattress is hypoallergenic, CFC-free and flame retardant, the company says.

Mobile Innerspace
(888) 270-9066
www.mitchco.com/innerspace


Automatic wheel lock

The Calematic Wheel Chocking System offers an automatic chock that locks trucks and trailers during loading and unloading. The system retracts into the ground when not in use.

Calematic wheel chock
(312) 222-1235
www.calematic.com


Plastic fenders bounce back

The Minimizer poly-fender is made of molded plastic and withstands bumps and weather, the company says. Mounting options range from stainless steel to composite plastic brackets.

Minimizer fender
(800) 248-3855



A better bolt

TydenBrammall’s new Super Bolt is an ASTM class E hardened steel cargo security seal with a tensile strength of 10,000 pounds and a locking strength of more than 5,000 pounds. The bolt can be removed only by a specialized tool and can be incorporated into a company’s cargo tracking and management program.

TydenBrammall
(800) 348-4777
www.tydenbrammall.com


Utility Trailer adds models

Utility Trailer Manufacturing added the 3000R Refrigerated Van and the 3000D-X Extra Wide Dry Freight Van to its product line. The 3000R features a 16,000 pound floor rating, lower tare weight and added durability in floors and lower sidewall impact areas.

The 3000D-X features 101-inch inner diameter width and 80,000 psi galvanized steel-lined panels with recessed fasteners for added cargo protection and easy loading and unloading.

Utility Trailer
(310) 657-5313
www.utilitytrailer.com


Improved wheel chock

The Smart Chock keeps drivers and dock workers alerted to the loading status of parked trucks. It communicates whether it’s safe to load or unload, the company says. The system includes a high-strength aluminum wheel chock with dual photo eyes mounted in the base and handle, an inside and outside communication panel and a door-activated photo eye.

Smart chock
(315) 463-7348
www.dlmanufacturing.com


New tandem autoslide

Fleet Master’s new AutoSlide was invented by a trucker to reduce time and increase safety while sliding the tandem. The AutoSlide has an automatic pin-ejector combination that speeds up turnaround time and saves wear on the engine and drivetrain.

Fleet Master
(610) 355-9060
www.fleetmaster.net


Coolant leak detector

Tracer Products’ new Tracerline BigEZ A/C leak-detection dye cartridges are available in 4- and 8-ounce sizes. The cartridges are designed for the Tracerline BigEZ multidose A/C dye injector and the new Tracerline EZ-Shot A/C dye injection gun.

Tracer
(800) 641-1133
www.tracerline.com


Automatic tire inflation

Haltec Corporation’s 89MD automatic tire inflator simplifies inflation and deflation while improving accuracy. The system uses a built-in computer to constantly check gauge accuracy. The unit will beep when the desired pressure is reached.

Haltec
(800) 321-6471
www.haltec.com


Count your fuel dollars

Innovative Computing Corp.’s new Fuel Surcharge module allows software users to calculate fuel surcharges using current regional fuel prices and type of commodity.

Innovative Computing
(405) 810-8788
www.iccokc.com


Fan fix

Horton offers four DriveMaster Repair Kits: the Super Kit, Seal Kit, Fan Disc Kit and Friction Liner Kit. The kits feature Horton parts, a requirement for working on Horton’s DriveMaster Fan Drive under the unit’s warranty.

Horton
(800) 621-1320
www.hortoninc.com


Light up the night

Truck-Lite’s LED Model 44 Dome Lamp and Model 44 Back-up Lamp have been designed to distribute bright white illumination to improve visibility. Both lamps feature a new slim housing design and are available in grommet or flanged mount versions, and both use the Fit ‘N’ Forget connector plug.

Truck-Lite Company
(800) 562-5012
www.truck-lite.com


New apps for Qualcomm

Xata now offers the Electronic Driver Logs and Fuel Tax applications for use with Qualcomm’s MVPc in-vehicle computer. The programs help increase productivity, simplify regulatory compliance and improve driver safety, the company says.

Xata
(952) 894-3680
www.xata.com

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