The Latest for Truckers

The GymSlim Company’s new exercise tool, the Truck Gym, fits around the passenger seat for an in-cab workout.

Truck Gym
The GymSlim Company’s new exercise tool is designed for the professional truck driver. The Truck Gym is easily assembled, and its adjustable metal frame fits around the driver or passenger seat in the semi cab, the company says. It is designed for a complete upper body workout for biceps, triceps, back, shoulders, chest and stomach.

The Truck Gym is packaged with complete installation instructions, an exercise guide, health and diet tips and rebate coupons worth up to a 100 percent refund.

The Gym can be purchased by phone or online and is also on display and available for purchase at the Detroiter Truck Stop in Woodhaven, Mich.

GymSlim Company
(877) 548-5851
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Emergency Tire Care
The Kenworth PremierCare Customer Center has established a National Tire Account with Bridgestone, giving individuals and small fleets the ability to purchase new tires at preferred pricing in an emergency situation. Trucking professionals can call (800) KW-ASSIST with their required tire size to receive an immediate quote and make purchases using a VISA or MasterCard credit card or the Kenworth PremierCare Plus Card.

The customer service representative assisting the customer will locate the closest certified tire location and schedule any necessary repair work.

Kenworth PremierCare
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Valve Stem
A high-temperature filtered valve core developed by International Marketing Inc. now is available in Schrader-Bridgeport’s new premium quality valve stem. It helps maintain proper tire inflation by protecting the valve core seat from contaminants inside the tire.

The stainless steel filter attached to the end of the valve core seats firmly into the base of the valve stem housing, protecting the valve core seat from contaminates inside the tire, the company says.

Schrader-Bridgeport’s new valve stem with IMI AirX filtered valve core is now available through Myers Tire Supply.

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The Schrader-Bridgeport line of valve hardware uses only high quality EPDM rubber and premium non-porous brass that meets and exceeds all Tire & Rim Association standards and SAE requirements.


Marketing Inc.
(800) 233-7086
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Sony’s new car phone cradle can enable such features as Global Positioning.

Car Phone Cradle
American drivers will soon be able to make their CLIE handhelds an active companion on daily commutes and long distance drives with the new CLIE handheld PEGA-CC5 car cradle accessory.
With a compatible handheld (CLIE PEG-NX80V, -NX73V and -TG50 models) docked in the cradle, the new accessory can enable such features as a Global Positioning System Assist Navigation system, audio output that transmits MP3 and ATRAC3 music files stored on Memory Stick media via car audio speakers, a text-to-voice function that reads back e-mail, a remote control unit and a battery rechargeable via a vehicle’s cigarette lighter socket.

The new car cradle is available at retailers nationwide for about $300.

Sony Electronics
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Extended Life Coolant
Fleetguard Inc. is introducing a line of chemicals, coolants, extenders and converters under the new name ES Optimax, the first of which is ES Optimax Extended Life Coolant. This product is borate-free, phosphate-free and silicate-free and uses patented organic acid inhibitors to provide superior wet sleeve liner pitting and corrosion protection for all cooling system parts. Benefits include lower maintenance and suitability for all diesel, gasoline and natural gas engines, the company says.

ES Optimax Extended Life Coolant is an organic acid-based formula that provides total cooling system protection for 600,000 miles of on-road use (four years or 12,000 hours of off-highway use). Under normal conditions, the only maintenance required is the addition of ES Optimax Extender and the installation of a new ES Optimax coolant filter at approximately 300,000 miles of on-road use (two years or 6,000 hours of off-highway use).

The coolant can be used in standard maintenance programs, as well as extended service environments, and meets or exceeds all fully formulated heavy duty and light duty low silicate specifications by major engine manufacturers and maintenance organizations. It is available in ethylene glycol and environmentally friendly propylene glycol formulations and in several packaging options including a premix (with 50 percent de-ionized water) and concentrate. Both are available in gallon, drum and bulk quantities.

Fleetguard Inc.
(800) 22FILTER
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The new International 4400 Mid Cab tractor is designed to meet the demands of urgan and regional delivery businesses.

New International Tractor
International Truck and Engine Corporation’s new International 4400 4×2 Mid Cab tractor is engineered for urban and regional applications where the vehicle mission requires more than 10 percent bobtailing.

For private carriers or for-hire trucking customers, the International 4400 Mid Cab tractor is built with International I6 diesel engines designed to meet the demanding driving conditions of urban and regional delivery businesses. International DT466 engines with 215-horsepower and 620 lb.-ft. torque ratings are standard, but customers also can select International DT466 engines with ratings up to 250 horsepower or International DT530 engines with ratings up to 300 horsepower.

Standard cab air suspension delivers a superior ride over varying road conditions, and a parabolic, taper-leaf front suspension system with tuned shock absorbers provides outstanding ride, handling and control, the company says. The vehicle’s lighter, stronger frames, backed by a seven-year limited warranty, support bigger payloads for increased profit potential.

International Truck and Engine Corp.
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Coupon Book
The 2003/2004 Class Pays Coupon Book – offering more than $3,000 in savings on parts, accessories and service work – is now available at participating Peterbilt dealerships throughout the United States and Canada.

Among the 65 coupons in the new book are discounts for seats, fifth wheels, brake drums, sleeper mattresses and chrome accessories. Service offers include discounts on Peterbilt’s TruckCare QuickLube service. The new book also includes coupons for components branded through PACCAR Parts, such as Acrafit, ClimaTech, Dynacraft, INLINE, Mirrex, Paceline and RoadLeveler.

The coupon book is available at participating dealerships throughout the United States and Canada. The suggested retail price is $9.95.

Peterbilt Motors Co.
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