new products

Rear-drag fairings

The TrailerTail rear fairings use an aerodynamic design and ultra-light thermoplastic composite materials to reduce rear drag. The fairings use a collapsible origami architecture for convenience. According to a third-party test, the trailer can offer fuel savings of more than 6 percent, the company says. The fairings come with a 90-day risk-free offer. ATDynamics, www.atdynamics.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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Heavy-duty clutch

The Advantage Series of heavy-duty clutches have a release bearing with robust bushing material, a bearing housing with three grease fittings that offer flexibility in setting up a lubrication path, grease reservoir that allows for extended grease intervals and composite slingers that retain grease and protect against contamination. For the series, the company offers 50,000-mile service intervals, as opposed to the former 25,000-mile service intervals and has a 2-year unlimited mileage aftermarket warranty. EATON, www.roadranger.com, (216) ...

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Inverter and shore power kit

The Tundra inverter and shore power kit offers shore power and hotel load capabilities for the NITE no-idle systems. The shore power function allows drivers to connect their parked truck to grid electricity where available. It includes an extension cord and a switching box that automatically detects 110V AC power and provides vehicle with AC power and 12-volt DC power. BERGSTROM, www.bergstrominc.com, (815) 874.7821

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Swinger Gladhands add corrosion protection

The Swinger Gladhands from Phillips Industries are now anodized to protect against magnesium chloride, road salt and other chemicals that cause corrosion

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Tire chains

The 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. KINEDYNE, www.kinedyne.com, (800) 848-6057

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Wheel nut replacement

The Skirt Nut is an aftermarket replacement for common wheel attaching nuts on hub-piloted wheels. It has an extended threading design that allows it to enter the hub-piloted disk wheel a 3/16-in. farther than the stud hole to stop vibration and conditions that cause loose wheels. The nut is coated in graphite-based sealant to prevent rusting. It replaces 22-mm by 1.5-mm flange nuts. ESCO, www.esco.net, (800) 352-9852

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Diesel Pro fuel filtration

The Fleetguard filtration systems, from the Diesel Pro line, remove free and emulsified water and hard particles.

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Flex head ratchet

The 3/8-in. flex head ratchet can handle up to 300 foot pounds of torque and has seven teeth in contact with the gear.

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