Universal Laptop Stand
Cyber Trucker’s new Universal Workstation Laptop Stand will fit in any vehicle, installs with a single existing seat bolt, and can be transferred quickly to other vehicles.
Cyber Trucker has also redesigned the Trucker’s Workstation Laptop Stand. Made exclusively for big rigs, the Workstation is now available in a black powder-coated finish. Formerly plugged into the cigarette lighter, the dual cooling fans are now powered from the laptop with a USB connection.
Cyber Trucker has developed copyrighted software which will enhance the safety of laptop use while driving. Called the “Interlock,” it locks out any program on a computer that is not approved for use while a vehicle is in motion.
Self-Sealing Trailer Tire
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has adapted its self-sealing commercial tire technology on a broader scale for use on long-haul trucks.
The new Unisteel G316 LHT line-haul trailer tire features DuraSeal Technology, which has already been proven in mixed-service applications – such as logging, construction and mining. The technology uses a gel-like, solvent-free compound built into the inner liner of the tire. It consistently and instantly seals punctures with gel flowing into void areas and around objects less than a quarter inch in diameter to allow trucks to continue operating, the company says.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Remote Status Light Displays
Thermo King’s three new remote status light displays for reefer-equipped trailers make it easy for drivers to check on the status, temperature and fuel level of their unit with just a glance in the rear-view mirror, the company says.
The new displays are available in three configurations: status, status/fuel level and status/fuel level/temperature readout. The displays are compatible with all Thermo King SB trailer units with SR-2 controllers (the basic status light works with any controller).
Thermo King Corporation
Window Screens and Bunk Warmer
The combination of Breezeway Truck Window Screens and the ElectroWarmth 12-volt bunk warmer together cost less than $150, making them a cost-effective way to avoid idling and save fuel, the company says. The items have a 30-day money-back guarantee and one-year warranty.
Improved Primaax Suspension
Hendrickson Truck Systems Group plans to release design enhancements to the Primaax heavy-duty air-ride rear suspension in mid-2008.
To counter the increased weight of new engine technology, a highly engineered, new main suspension beam reduces weight and improves reliability for severe vocational applications, the company says. To address growing demand for air suspensions across vocational applications, the optimized suspension geometry delivers improved roll stiffness and handling for applications such as rear discharge concrete mixers.
Primaax is available at most major truck manufacturers in capacities ranging from 23,000 to 26,000 pounds for single axle, 46,000 to 52,000 pounds for tandem axle and 69,000 to 78,000 pounds for tridem axle applications.
Hendrickson Truck Systems Group
MPT Industries’ MPT Engine Treatment for all gas and diesel engines has a unique Molybdenum/PTFE formulation that will, with regular use, significantly increase engine life, the company says. The engine treatment has an extremely low coefficient of friction, which will greatly improve the functionality of all types of synthetic or mineral based motor oil, the company says.