Spectra’s new anti-theft product, Brake Lock, is designed for vehicles equipped with air brake systems. It prevents the flow of air through the air delivery line and the exhausting of air through the service supply line, preventing brakes from being released if someone tries to steal your truck.
T2000 ACCEPTING THREE 600-HP ENGINES
Kenworth now offers the Cummins Signature 600, Cummins ISX and Caterpillar C-16 600-hp engines as options for its T2000 on-highway model. “We know that some drivers want and need the power that comes with a 600-hp engine,” says Kurt Freitag, Kenworth product marketing manager. “But they’re also interested in running a lighter, more aerodynamic model like the T2000 since fuel can be their No. 1 operating cost.”
DIRECTIONS ON THE FLY
Rand McNally’s MileMaker and IntelliRoute software and website, www.intelliroute.com, have been enhanced with updated ZIP code tables and other information. Users can also import mileage and fuel calculations using standard HHG miles.
Truck-Lite’s LED Lifetime Lighting catalog lists more than 400 advanced LED products and more than 100 mounting accessories, as well as Truck-Lite’s Series 88 Plug Together Harness Systems.
SOFT LIKE PUTTY, HARD LIKE STEEL
Valco’s new Epoxy-Putty mixes like putty, bonds like epoxy and hardens like steel. The putty adheres to a wide range of metals as well as PVC, plastic, fiberglass and glass. The product can be drilled, tapped, filled or machined after one hour.
Aeroserve Technologies released the Airtab, a wishbone-shaped aerodynamic device that reduces drag and increases stability. They weigh less than an ounce and measure about 5.5 inches long and 3 inches wide. On average, 150 to 170 are required to fully fit a tractor and trailer. White is the standard color, but they can be painted to match.
BEEFY NEW FRONT TIRE
Michelin introduced the 365/80R20 XTE2 tire for high-capacity front axles. The tread pattern features massive shoulders for scrub resistance and a cool-running casing from dual tread compounds that makes for effective retreads. The computer-aided design permits low noise and even stress distribution across the contact area.
BRING ON THE LOADS
Transcraft’s new TL 2000 trailer can handle a load capacity of 65,000 pounds in 4 feet or 70,000 pounds in 10 feet and is available in 42-, 45-, 48- and 53-foot lengths and 96- and 102-inch widths. The trailer comes standard with a two-axle, wheel-sensing ABS system and a Grote SuperNova LED lighting system.
FREIGHTLINER GENERATOR STEP BOX
TruckGen now offers Freightliner Classic XL owners a new step box pan that can house a generator. The pan has enough depth to install TruckGen’s ultra-compact UCTI-3.5 generator while using the original factory step box lid and foot step to give the box a factory look and to hide the generator.
IMPROVED CD-ROM LIBRARY
ArvinMeritor added more than 100 publications to its DriveTrain Plus Technical Electronic Library 5.0. The library includes the most in-demand maintenance, service, product, specifications and warranty information. Also included is ZF Meritor’s FreedomLine automated transmission information, including the maintenance and service manual, operator manual and diagnostics and wiring diagram.
Fleetguard released Fleet-Tech, a new diesel fuel additive package that provides advanced fuel system protection for heavy-duty vehicles during harsh weather conditions. The additive is available in four formulations for specific application use and comes in quart, 2.5 gallon, 5 gallon and 55-gallon drum quantities.
WOODEN ACCESSORIES FOR PETERBILT
Custom wooden dash inserts and decorative trim accessories are available for the 2001 Peterbilt product line (excluding the 387) from Yelle Industries. Yelle offers speaker grille covers, ashtray and brake valve panel trim covers, door and dash moldings and a new wood grain cover for the glove box door.
Monroe’s Gas-Magnum Spring-Over Steering Stabilizers help reduce driver workload and fatigue by maintaining precise control of self-steering drop axles. The stabilizers combine a heavy-duty shock absorber with a self-centering, heavy-rate coal-over spring.
PORTABLE MEDICAL HISTORY
Never worry about needing your medical information again with Medical Alert Information Service. The service provides you with an ID card and an 800 number for 24-hour, seven day-per-week access. You control what information is available by choosing what information to send to the service.
MEDICAL ALERT INFORMATION SERVICE
JET’S NEW TRAILER
Jet Company added a 20-ton tag trailer to its line of flatbed and dropdeck trailers. The standard 29-by-102-foot trailer has a 35-inch deck height with a 19-foot flat deck, air brakes with automatic slack adjusters and antilock brakes.
WEBB OFFERS ALUMINUM HUB
Webb Wheel Products introduced a new aluminum hub to its Platinum Series line. The new hub, designed for the parallel spindle P series axles, features a bolt-on hubcap hole pattern and an oil-fill hole. The hub is compatible with all ABS systems.
WEBB WHEEL PRODUCTS