Tools to help truckers get their jobs done

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Even the best, most proficient truck driver on the road today needs a little help from time to time, and he can get it from some of today’s top technologies.

Blue Parrott B350-XT

2 Blue Parrott B350 Xt Left Mic Down 1400px White 2019 08 21 14 40Blue Parrott’s B350-XT noise-canceling Bluetooth headset is equipped with VoiceControl, which allows truckers to answer or reject calls with just their voice, providing fully hands-free use while on the go.

The headset features noise cancellation that blocks out 96 percent of background noise. Users also can customize the headset using the exclusive Parrott Button for one-touch access to favorite features and applications.

It also features an improved headband for added comfort and up to 24 hours of talk time for all-day use. The headset also has an IP54-rating to protect against dust and moisture and has an expanded wireless range of 300 feet from paired Bluetooth devices.

Trimble digital video recorder

2 Trimble 2 Channel Dvr And New Mini Cam 2019 07 02 12 40Trimble’s two-channel digital video recorder records high-definition video from up to two cameras as part of its Video Intelligence solution. Designed for smaller fleets and lighter-duty vehicles, the two-channel DVR is smaller and is simpler to install, according to the California-based company. The two-channel DVR stores more than 72 hours of video and has two SD card slots for expandable storage.

Trimble also introduced a new video on-demand plan that enables fleets to retrieve only the videos they want, which are sent in near-real time via 4G LTE networks for viewing in the Video Intelligence portal and on connected smart devices.

Trimble’s Video Intelligence provides fleets a neutral eyewitness perspective in and around their vehicles through a combination of forward-, side- and rear-facing cameras. Videos are triggered by company-controlled settings, including sudden acceleration or hard braking.

Rand McNally truckers’ road atlas

Rand Mc Nally 2019 07 02 12 41Rand McNally recently released its updated 2020 Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas for truckers, which includes updated U.S. and Canadian maps, low clearance and weigh station locations and more.

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Updates include revised U.S. state and Canadian province maps; updated restricted routes, low-clearance and weigh station locations; an updated fuel tax chart; revised state and province information, including weight and size limitations, registration guidelines and phone numbers and websites for state police and operating authorities; hotlines for road construction and conditions; updated toll system contact information for each state; and an updated review of hazmat regulations.

The new edition of the atlas is available in paperback, paperback with a spiral binding and laminated pages, and spiral-bound laminated paperback with larger print.

EST Shovel

Est Shovel 2019 07 02 12 41The multipurpose EST Shovel can be an important addition to your truck’s toolkit. Not only does it perform numerous tasks, it also breaks down easily for compact storage.

The shovel has a carbon-steel spade and an aluminum handle. It also features a serrated edge and a foam grip.

Not only is it a shovel as its name implies, it also has 17 other tools, including:
• axe
• knife
• spear
• bottle opener
• fire starter
• wire cutter
• trowel
• hexagon wrenches
• nail puller
• pick
• ruler
• hook
• waterproof storage
• screwdriver
• whistle
• compass
• rope cutter

Amazon toiletry bag

Amazon Toiletry Bag 2019 07 02 12 41Online retailer Amazon has its own line of products called Amazon Basics. One such item is a hanging toiletry bag.

Measuring 9.6-by-8.2-by-3.3 inches, the bag has plenty of room for all your on-the-road grooming needs. It had a large main compartment with a mesh divider and two external compartments, one on each side.

It features a top hook so you can hang it from a towel rack or shower head. Made of heavy-duty polyester, the bag is suitably rugged for continuous on-the-go use.