Changing Gear: Cab and interior rewind

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Since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few announcements for new products that we frequently relay to you at This week, Overdrive’s “Changing Gear” series takes a look back at some cab and interior-related products to help you keep your truck working and looking – and smelling – its best.

Reading-Ram-ProMaster-truck-bodyReading is expanding its aluminum Classic Service Van line with its ProMaster cutaway chassis designed for enhanced ergonomics, storage and pass-through access from the cab to the load space. Available in 57- and 75-inch bodies, the all-aluminum welded vocational truck body is designed with hidden hinges, galvanized shelving, LED lighting, nitrogen-strut door holders, secure rear and compartment doors and stainless-steel locks; options include a keyless locking system and a three-bow ladder rack.

Trident-Smart-Device-Case-and-Akron-MountMobile device case provider Trident Case has teamed with mount manufacturer Arkon to provide case and mount packages designed to protect and extend the life of mobile devices used in professional driving applications. Arkon mounts are designed to provide optimal mobile device viewing and placement and range from temporary to permanent. Trident’s Kraken A.M.S. Series cases, the company’s most rugged line, are designed to work with many Arkon mounts and are rated to withstand rain, dust, drops and intense vibrations.

Jotto-Desk-Magnetic-MicrophoneIf you’ve ever nearly run off the road fumbling around your dashboard while trying to hook your CB microphone back up, this is the product for you to keep your eyes on the road where they belong. The Magnetic Mic – developed by Jotto Desk in collaboration with Innovative Products – uses a magnetic draw designed to allow an in-vehicle microphone to be hung up with little effort, helping to improve safety by keeping the driver from having to divert his attention away from the highway.

SafeSpace-Disinfecting-and-Deodorizing-FoggerNot sure what that odd smell is somewhere inside your truck? It could be a dead possum, but more than likely it might be time to freshen up your cab a tad. SafeSpace’s Disinfecting and Deodorizing fogger is designed to emit 6,000 cubic feet of fog, killing 99.9 percent of germs. The user can return to a treated area within one hour of dispersing the EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectant.

RoadPro-Ninja-Odor-Fighters-air-freshenersRoadPro’s Ninja Odor Fighters are a line of in-vehicle air fresheners consisting of Dual-Scented Vent Clips, Adjustable 2-Pack Vent Clips, 3-D Hanging Scent Pods, Standard Scent Danglers and a Spray Bottle. The products come in a variety of scents, including Cologne, New Car, Mint, Cotton, Tropical Berry, Marine, Fresh Linen, Cedar, Vanilla and Ocean.

But why settle for just a cleaner nicer-smelling truck when you can really give your cab the facelift it deserves? Performance-Choice-truck-interiorsPerformance Choice now offers carpet sets and floor mats for many Peterbilt, Kenworth and Freightliner models, with other models planned. A CNC cutter helps ensure accuracy and an exact fit when making carpet sets, and the floor mats are created for durability and stylish good looks while protecting the truck’s interior. And for another rugged interior flooring option, keep reading.

Minimizer-Floor-MatsMinimizer offers custom-made floor mats for the Peterbilt 379 covering model years 1987-2007. The floor mats are made of durable thermoplastic and are designed to fit the interior measurements and angles of each specific make and model. They are built to contain spills, dirt and debris and to help prevent corrosion of floorboards and interior components.

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