Equipment

Gloves for truckers

The Panther Driver’s Gloves line now includes durable leather gloves lined with 40 grams of 3M Thinsulate lining. The gloves come in sizes small through XX-large. GALETON COMPANY, galeton.com, (800) 221-0570

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Master Disconnect Switch

A new line of switches with a sealed plastic bodies prevent corrosion from winter road salt brine.  The line includes the 75920 Master Disconnect Switch and the 95060 Series Ignition Switch, which are made of composite-engineered polymer housing and have been tested with SAE J1455 ...

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Plug-in seat warmer

The seat heater plugs in to any Class 6,7 or 8 truck’s 12-volt outlet and warms to a maximum of 110 degrees Fahrenheit.  Installation of the heater takes less than five minutes. The product is available at OE Truck dealers. SEATS INCORPORATED, seatsinc.com, (800) 443-0615

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Steel fuel protector

The Anti-siphon, made of zinc-plated steel, works with heavy and medium duty trucks and features the original anti-siphon bent tubes to preventing theft or skimming.  The product’s 5- to 6.5-in. length prevents skimming, and it has been tested to prevent splash back.  The interior wall ...

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This 2012 Peterbilt 389, owned by Valley Transportation and driven by Grand Meadow, Minn., resident Trever TerMaat, hauls oversize farm and construction machinery in the Midwest. It’s powered by a 500-hp Cummins and 18-speed transmission.

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All-electric APU

  The Idle Free APU meets heat and air conditioning needs and requires no idling. It runs on alternating current and doesn’t use the truck’s batteries for power. It pulls energy from the engine’s alternator and stores it in an independent AGM battery bank. IDLE FREE SYSTEMS, ...

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Aluminum dump trailer

The 39-foot Alumatech half-round dump has seamless floor and side sheets and a redesigned nose, sub-frame, tailgate and draft arm connections. Alumatech also plans to expand its line to frameless, quarter-frame, frame-type and straight truck dump body options. TRAVIS BODY & TRAILER, travistrailers.com, (800) 535-4372

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Intermodal temp control

The Heat King 430 provides temperature control for both rail and trailer applications. Its freeze-protection control is based on solid-state technology to avoid use of moving parts, and its controller is inside the unit enclosure for protection. A controller automatically starts the unit when coolant ...

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