Equipment

Compact power distribution module

The new Cole Hersee HBW18 sealed power distribution module is for use in small battery compartments and handling added equipment on heavy-duty vehicles.  The 18-slot device accepts circuit protection components with a 280 style footprint, stands up to road splash and salt spray and accepts ...

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Diesel oil additive for injectors

Hot Shot’s Secret, marketed by Lubrication Specialties, Inc., removes the build-up of coking and varnishing left behind from the overheating of engine oil, the company says. The product is made to inexpensively prolong injector life, as well as fix slow start-up, rough idling, hesitation and lack ...

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Brian Wright, a 21-year-old owner-operator of Montrose, Colo., hauls limestone to coal mines with his ’96 Pete 379. He bought the truck when he was just 19, after working “underground,” he says, in gold mines in Nevada. “I saved all my money and bought my ...

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Andre Gagnon’s 1997 379 is powered by a 1,200-hp Caterpillar 3406E.

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How to: Aim Headlights

Properly aiming your headlamps can improve night vision and reduce the risk of blinding oncoming drivers.

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Shape of Things to Come

COVER STORY -- Peterbilt’s new Model 579 blends need for economy with sleek styling.

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Brian Wright, 21, of Montrose, Colo., hauls limestone to coal mines with his ’96 Peterbilt 379, equipped with a 475-hp Cat and 15-speed transmission. While working in Nevada gold mines through age 19, he says, “I saved all my money and bought my truck and ...

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Universal mounting system

Sensible Products now markets a universal mounting system aimed at simplifying tool and equipment installation. The Multi-Mount Chanl Panl was originally developed for use in emergency services, but is now compatible with storage in construction and work trailers, utility truck cabinets and garage and shop walls. The ...

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