| February 15, 2012

“I just wanted something different,” Midwest flatbed hauler Rich Carlson says of his 2005 Peterbilt 379’s aftermarket touches. “I wanted to make the job a little more fun.” Carlson, of Bolingbrook, Ill., has added 7-inch ...

Aerosol Trim Paint

| February 15, 2012

Aerosol product Trim Paint is designed for durability and is made for all vehicle trim. It dries in one hour and is specially formulated for most flexible or rigid plastics. Coverage is dependent on surface color ...

Mesh snow chains

| February 15, 2012

The Easy Grip Composite snow chains have a new mesh style that improves traction on winter roads, the company says. The chains provide traction and lateral control and feature a reflective Night Vision Security System. ...

Engine-inspecting camera

| February 14, 2012

  The 3880X automotive inspection camera is portable, handheld and designed to internally inspect engines without disassembling. The camera’s 5.5-mm wireless display can record images and video and has a 3-foot detachable snake that maneuvers the ...

KW radios now Bluetooth compatible

| February 14, 2012

Kenworth now offers radios with two Bluetooth-capable options: factory installed radios and Kenworth NavPlus, both in compliance with new cell-phone laws. As many as eight phones can be synchronized with the radios, and contacts are ...

Brake-stroke indicators for compliance

| February 13, 2012

The brake-stroke indicators are designed to meet new safety requirements and provide ease of inspections. The universal indicators fit on any vehicle equipped with airbrake chambers that have an exposed 5/8-in. diameter pushrod. They take about ...

| February 09, 2012

Leola, Pa., resident Lamar Buckwalter, former flatbed hauler and now dispatcher for JRC Transportation, uses his 2000 Peterbilt 379 in Make-a-Wish Foundation events, including a Mother’s Day convoy in Lancaster County each year. Buckwalter worked ...

Nissan enters compact van market

Jack Roberts | February 08, 2012

    Nissan unveiled its new NV200 compact commercial van Feb. 8 at the Chicago Auto Show. The NV200, which has an estimated 1,500-poundpayload capacity, will be priced "substantially less" than competitive vans, said Joe Castelli, vice president ...

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