Equipment News

All-in-one metal polish

Buff Magic metal polish and surface reconditioner can be used on clear coat and fiberglass to restore looks or remove scratches, mineral deposits and oxidation.

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No-idle AC System

The Arctic Breeze Truck AC system is a no-idle, split system that does not require an Auxiliary Power Unit.

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Oil analysis program

Shell’s LubeAnalyst oil analysis program helps assess whether fluids and equipment are performing as intended and determine appropriate lubricant change intervals.

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Nylon-ended bungee cords

The Perfect Bungees, non-load-bearing bungee cords, are constructed of polyurethane and have nylon ends that don’t stretch or gouge.

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Wire harness kit

The Sta-Dry sealed trailer wire harnesses are made to withstand weather conditions, moisture and corrosion.

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Natural gas-powered vocational truck

The Mack TerraPro Cabover (for refuse and construction applications) is now available in a natural gas-powered option. The natural gas engine, supplied by Cummins Westport, is rated a 320-hp and has a 9-liter displacement. The truck and engine meet 2010 emissions standards. MACK, www.macktrucks.com

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Fuel-finding app

A Flyers fuel-finding application for Commercial Fueling Network locations is available for the iPhone, iPad and Android phones. The application is free and locates CFN sites within 25 miles of the user’s current location. It can also list fuel sites along a driving route. Search “CFN in the App Store or the Android Marketplace. Flyers, www.4flyers.com, (530) 885-0401

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Chrome and steel bumpers

New Alliance bumper line options include chrome, painted steel and stainless steel for more than 130 truck models. Owners can use the company’s website to configure their bumper and are able to select shape, size and cutouts, which can then be ordered at any Freightliner, Sterling or Western Star dealer. ALLIANCE PARTS, www.alliancebrandparts.com

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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 a web-based, accessible via www.truckstop.com, program designed to help driver efficiency by enabling them to complete safety, regulatory and hazmat training during downtime periods with an in-cab multimedia application. INTERNET TRUCKSTOP, www.truckstop.com

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Bluetooth headset

Cobra’s line of 2.1 Bluetooth wireless headsets for hands-free phone operation now comes with noise cancellation technology and VOIP.

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