The Latest for Truckers
Rand McNally’s new 2004 Large Scale Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas features maps that are 32 percent larger than standard maps.
The new atlas is printed on water- and tear-resistant synthetic paper and doesn’t glare under low light, the company says. The atlas is spiral bound, which lets maps be viewed flat.
The new product extends Rand McNally’s line of atlases for professional drivers. The 2004 editions of the standard Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas and the laminated Deluxe Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas also are now available.
The new Large Scale Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas carries a suggested retail price of $125. If purchased before Feb. 28, at participating truckstops, a $10 mail-in rebate promotion may apply.
International Truck and Engine has teamed up with NASCAR to offer drivers a chance to own a limited-edition International 9900i or 9900ix model that displays official NASCAR graphics and badges. Only 200 of these collector’s edition vehicles will be produced.
Each limited-edition 6 x 4 tractor will feature a unique package of chrome and stainless accessories, vinyl graphics and NASCAR badging. Available with up to 565 horsepower engines under the distinctive, long-nose hood, the NASCAR package also provides savings off a mobile Delphi XM SKYFi receiver so drivers can listen to NASCAR events while they drive.
International Truck and Engine Corporation
The new 2004 Peterbilt calendar, featuring photos of the company’s trucks and tractors, is now available.
The calendar was photographed in British Columbia, Canada – downtown Vancouver and Victoria City on Vancouver Island – and Seattle. Settings feature elegant gardens and architecture, including the Experience Music Project museum in Seattle. The calendar also features models in evening gowns.
Appointment calendars feature 12 monthly photos, measure 127/8 x 93/4 inches and cost $10.95. Wall calendars feature six two-month pages, measure 28 x 26 inches and cost $15.95. Prices do not include shipping and handling. Calendar orders are shipped within 48 hours of receipt.
Peterbilt Motors Company
The following products were introduced at the 2003 Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.
Advanced Fluid Solutions is offering its new EXP4 pour-in additives that it says enhance performance of diesel and gasoline, oil and transmission fluid.
Mark Rossow, president of AFS, says the EXP4 diesel advantages include: Improving the cold filter plugging point, a higher cetane number, ice prevention in wet fuel, storage stability, reduced carbon deposits from injectors and improved lubricity.
Rossow says advantages of the EXP4′s oil enhancer product are: Reduced friction, longer engine life, reduced engine start-up wear, corrosion prevention and reduced oil sludge problems.
Advanced Fluid Solutions
WAECO U.S.A. has introduced three new portable cooling products. The CD-30 drawer refrigerator unit will hold 31 quarts and features a safety drawer lock and continuous variable thermostat. It will cost approximately $400.
The CDF-40 is a 39-quart, top-loading refrigerator/ freezer with ergonomically shaped carrying handles and standing height for standard 2-liter bottles. It lists at $349.
The CX range of coolers now includes plug-in units in 19-quart and 33-quart capacity, at $49 and $99, respectively.
All three products are available at major new truck dealers and large truckstops.
The Caterpillar line of maintenance-free Premium High Output batteries is now available with increased Cold Cranking Amp capabilities for a variety of on-highway applications. The new ratings at 0