Something else to make a trucker’s life easier – the Hanky Tanky Hanger is perfect for hanging a dozen garments in a small space, the makers say. It holds 12 garments easily. Plus, the swivel hook allows you to turn it around to find that much-needed item quickly. Retail price is $29.99.
Acrylic urethane sealer
Big Sky Performa-Seal is a non-sanding 2K acrylic urethane sealer that applies smoothly and maintains superior color and gloss retention for high-quality finishes. Performa-Seal allows for increased inter-coat adhesion while providing a uniform ground coat over repairs. All three shades of sealer may be mixed to provide the painter with a variety of gray shades.
Transportable wireless camera system
VisionStat Portable, from Mobile Awareness, is a new transportable wireless camera system that provides a safe and convenient solution for all types of towing applications, visual security, temporary use for backing and observation of valuable cargo. The system is easily installed and allows the driver to back up and align a towing vehicle using the handheld monitor with a 2.4-inch LCD screen. The night vision-enabled camera has a magnetic base to allow for flexible mounting, which can be adapted for visual security purposes. Both the handheld monitor and the camera can be charged using either the vehicle power adapter or the plug-in AC adapter (both included) and can be conveniently stored after use. Additional features include the ability to switch camera views, to reverse the image when aligning a hitch and to adjust contrast and brightness on the portable monitor. Wireless camera transmission capability is up to 300 feet, with a night-vision range of approximately 15 feet.
Roadside assistance service
Tow A Truck provides members with 24-hour roadside assistance throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. For $129 per year members have access to 45,000 service vehicles in the company network. Membership has a maximum of five services per annual membership period. Benefits offered include emergency services for breakdowns and towing, delivery of supplies, tires, batteries and locks. All benefits are up to a maximum of $400 in services per occurrence.
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Rescue Tape is a self-fusing silicone tape with no adhesive. When stretched and wrapped under tension, it instantly begins fusing to itself, creating an airtight, water-tight seal that’s resistant to oils, fuels, acids, solvents, salt water, road salt and UV rays and takes just minutes or even seconds to permanently fuse, the company says. It never gets gummy or sticky and resists temperatures up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Rescue Tape boasts 700 PSI strength and can be used to repair radiator hoses, heater hoses, fuel lines, exhaust hoses, air hoses, water lines or just about anything you can wrap it around. Standard rolls are 1-inch wide and 12-feet long, $9.95 to $12.95 per roll MSRP. Industrial-size Rescue Tape is 2-inch wide and 36-feet long for $49.95.
Rand McNally’s new IntelliRoute Dock2Dock solution is the first in the commercial transportation industry to provide truck-attributed dock-to-dock navigation on city and inter-neighborhood streets, the company says. Rand McNally’s proprietary commercial transportation navigation and digital mapping technology has been enhanced with datasets from NAVTEQ, a world leader in premium-quality digital map data. The solution equips carriers and shippers with GPS-accurate, truck-specific routing that allows Class 8 and longer combination vehicles to route from the origin’s dock to the destination’s dock. In light of rising fuel costs, IntelliRoute Dock2Dock software provides precise routing technology to minimize out-of-route miles and maximize fuel efficiency, leading to increased productivity and profit, the company says.
Cascadia chrome accessories package
A new chrome accessories package is available for the Freightliner Cascadia. The truck maker says this combination pairs the industry’s most aerodynamic and fuel-efficient Class 8 vehicle with sleek new custom options. Made by Panelite, a designer and manufacturer of decorative stainless steel accessories for Class 8 heavy-duty trucks, the new package will offer two trim levels and includes options for cab panels, marker lights, fender and grille trim and coordinating interior products. Panelite also is the long-time supplier of chrome trim options for the Freightliner Coronado and Classic.
Tracer’s Cobra and Cobra-Plus lights feature a built-in UV LED and white light LED that enable technicians to inspect hard-to-see components, such as pistons, intake valves, A/C evaporators, fuel systems, radiators and EVAP systems without expensive disassembly. The UV LED is ideal for detecting refrigerant leaks, fluid leaks and surface flaws, while the white light LED is great for component inspection, the company says. The TP-9350 Cobra has a 10-millimeter, 24-inch shaft, while the TP-935036 Cobra-Plus has a 10-mm, extra-long 36-in. shaft for inspections requiring additional reach.
Del City’s battery isolators allow you to charge two batteries simultaneously and keep your starting battery isolated during times when you are using power but not running the engine. The battery isolators work on negative ground alternators and are rated from 12 to 48 volts. They can only be used with batteries that have the same voltage level. The battery isolators feature a heat-sink design, which cools the multiple high-current diodes that manage the isolation process.
Truck weight system
FBT’s onboard Air Truck Weight System uses an air pressure sensor to send information taken from the air bags to the air sensor module, which processes it and sends it, wireless, to a display unit in the cab of the vehicle. The small design display unit is easily installed in the vehicle’s cab without any drilling and is removable, so it can be used by the operator while loading up to 100 feet away from the vehicle, the company says. The system works on a rechargeable NiMH battery provided with the kit that includes a digital screen, air sensor, air sensor module, hose-fitting connector, power cord and an instruction manual.
Oil- and diesel-treatment products
A new U.S. Lube line of oil- and diesel-treatment products is now available at Pilot Travel Centers, Roady’s, PTP, Sapp Bros., Pantry’s and Love’s Travel Centers coast to coast. The company’s flagship product is U.S. Lube Oil Enhancer – a one-of-a-kind additive that raises oil pressure, improves engine power and protects engine oil from heat and corrosion, the company says. Made of 100 percent petroleum stocks, Oil Enhancer is available in quart and gallon containers. The Upper-Cylinder Lube is specially formulated to clean fuel injectors, while also helping increase power and fuel economy. This product helps dissolve carbon buildup, which is often responsible for burning pistons. Other products integral to the company’s initial launch are U.S. Lube-branded Diesel Fuel Treatment with anti-gel, Hub Oil, Gear Lube, Injector Cleaner and Trans Fix and Power Steering Stop Leak.