The Latest for Truckers

| April 07, 2005

Mapping Software
DeLorme has produced three new titles in its Street Atlas USA 2004 product suite.
The Street Atlas USA 2004 is a comprehensive travel planner now with major Canadian roads and other enhancements.

The Street Atlas 2004 Handheld now has voice prompts for Pocket PC and high-density screen support for Palm OS 5.0 and later devices.

The Street Atlas 2004 Plus is a business mapping software. It can be used with new Phone Data 2004, containing more than 116 business and residential listings.


Mobile Entertainment
Nissho Iwai American Corporation has launched a new line of mobile electronic products including DVD players and video game units for vehicles. The product line is marketed under the brand name “G2G” (Good2Go) and offers a full complement of electronic, video and TV products for autos and boats, including console systems and portable systems that strap on to the back of the seat.

Screen sizes of the G2G products range from four to seven inches in flat-screen and console models and allow passengers to view movies, play video games and watch television. Overhead, flat-screen monitors with manual or motorized displays and console products are offered in wood-grain and vinyl finishes. Each unit includes the “Plug ‘N Go” Operation which allows for easy set up and operation.

The units range in price from $199 to $499 and can be purchased at Sam’s, Best Buy, BJ’s, Dodge-Chrysler and Pep Boys.

Nissho Iwai American Corporation

Improved Brakes
Commercial Vehicle Systems Division’s entire line of Dana Spicer standard brakes for trailers has been significantly enhanced.

The brake lining formula has been upgraded from Spicer Silver to the more durable Spicer Silver Supreme lining. This new lining is a second-generation formula that tests show will have a significantly longer lining and drum life, the company says.

To match the additional lining life, brake shoe corrosion resistance has been improved with the E-coat process, previously standard on single anchor pin tractor and trailer brakes and now standard on double anchor pin trailer brakes. The E-coat process also eliminates the need for additional anti-corrosion processes, previously needed to protect brake shoes, the company says.

Silver Supreme linings and the E-coat process are now standard on all brake sizes, including standard linings and Extra Life lining thickness brake shoe configurations, as well as 12.25-inch, low-profile brakes.

Dana Corporation
(800) 826-4357

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