TeleType has released the WorldNav 5100 series portable GPS for truck drivers. This new 5-inch device accommodates drivers preferring a slightly smaller screen than the 7-inch models previously offered by the company. The 5100 model offers an optimized viewing area while remaining compact in size, the company says. TeleType offers drivers a variety of routing options such as Quickest, Shortest, Freeways and Toll Avoidance. In addition, the TeleType commercial software utilizes an extensive database of more than 12 million points of interest including hotels, restaurants and trucker-specific services and points such as truckstops and weigh stations.
Tire monitoring system lease options
Advantage PressurePro, manufacturer and provider of the PressurePro Tire Monitoring Systems and Technology, announces its partnership with Tiger Leasing to provide leasing options for PressurePro commercial customers. The average return on investment for a PressurePro system is only eight months, not taking into consideration additional safety benefits provided by having reliable and current tire pressure readings. When used in concert with the systems of PressurePro’s telematics partners, even greater benefits are realized with the addition of remote readings, fully integrated diagnostics systems and much more, the company says.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced two new truck tires that employ the company’s latest technology. The Goodyear G661 HSA is a regional all-position tire available this month, and the Goodyear G662 RSA with Fuel Max Technology is intended for regional and local haul applications. Regional fleets drive an average of less than 500 miles per day and have a mix of highway or inner-city miles, together with local or city driving. The G661 HSA features a high scrub-resistant tread, with a multi-compound construction that helps to extend tread life when used in local applications that require frequent turning, backing and braking. Four full-size, super-tensile steel belts help reinforce the tread for enhanced toughness. The G662 RSA is the first regional tire with Goodyear’s Fuel Max Technology. It offers a 22/32-inch tread depth, which helps deliver longer original tread life. A pressure distribution groove, located on the shoulder area, helps direct pressure away from the tire for uniform treadwear and long tread life.
Paccar Parts dealers now offer the Engine Control Systems Purifilter, an aftermarket passively regenerating diesel particulate filter approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for installation and use in a wide variety of Class 8 truck models. The Engine Control Systems Purifilter was the first DPF recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce particulate matter emissions by 85 percent and the first passive DPF to meet CARB’s strict 20-percent nitrogen oxides requirement, the company says. Paccar Parts distributes the device exclusively through Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers in the United States and Canada. Each Purifilter model is available in five different inlet/outlet configurations with either standard stamped flanges or optional machined flanges. The 100-percent stainless steel modular design allows for 360-degree rotation of the muffler inlet and outlet sections to provide the greatest range of fit.
Ratchet strap securing system
Kinedyne Corporation has introduced StrapPak, an accessory designed to help secure the loose end – up to 30 feet in length – of a ratchet strap. The product is a bright orange mesh bag that attaches directly to the fixed end of a ratchet strap and was designed with flatbed and utility trailers in mind. It is an ideal solution for a wide range of users, including truckers, contractors and recreational vehicle owners, the company says. StrapPak can be purchased preassembled, on a standard two-inch ratchet strap. The aftermarket version can easily be retrofitted as an accessory to most straps already in service.
Glacier Bay’s ClimaCab electric APU uses no fuel, requires no maintenance and has no emissions, the company says. ClimaCab is quicker and easier to install than diesel APUs and uses no space under the bunk, the company says. The intelligent power-management module with Start Assist ensures optimum battery charging and eliminates jumpstarts.
Cordless grease gun
Designed and manufactured to withstand the rigors of its heavy-duty users, Snap-on’s 18-volt cordless grease gun (CGG4850) is a user-friendly, time-saving tool, the company says. The Snap-on 18-volt cordless grease gun is flexible in cold weather, its 7,500 psi hose operating even at -5 F. Other features include durable, high-impact nylon housing; more versatile bulk or cartridge-compatible refill; over-molded comfort cushion trigger; all-steel slide crank mechanism with fewer parts and greater durability; all-steel gear box; first-stage planetary gearing and second-stage steel spur gearing; and an 18-volt 2.4 AHr slide-on battery. Pump housing pressure has been tested to 20,000 psi.
Cost-conscious truck parts
Navistar has announced it is launching a new value-line private-label brand of truck parts aimed at cost-conscious truck owners. Known as PartSmart, the new product line offers quality products that cost up to 20 percent less than genuine, original equipment parts, according to the company. The Part