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 Bluetooth headset
Blue Parrott’s noise-canceling B350-XT 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 offers more than 24 hours of talk time and 500 hours of standby time. 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 has an IP54-rating to protect against dust and moisture and has an expanded wireless range of 300 feet from paired Bluetooth devices.
LG HBS-835 Tone Bluetooth headset
With a multi-layer speaker unit by JBL, the LG HBS-835 Tone Bluetooth headset delivers high-quality sound. And with dual MEMS microphones, the Tone HBS-835 delivers the user’s voice clearly and without distortion.
That means messages — incoming and outgoing — are heard and heard well, reducing the chance of someone misunderstanding someone else. It has a low profile and sits comfortably around the user’s neck.
The Tone Platinum also features 14 hours of talk time, 18 days on standby, a two-hour recharging time and retractable earbuds.
Howes Diesel Defender
Howes Diesel Defender — which contains no alcohol or solvents — improves power, performance, and mileage in several ways. It does all that while making a truck run cleaner.
It contains IDX4 detergent that cleans injectors, reduces emissions, eliminates harmful deposits, prevents coking and delivers more complete fuel combustion.
It also removes water. By demulsifying water, it helps eliminate harmful microbial growth. The additive also provides two-and-a-half more times lubricity, making it ideal for heavy-duty vehicles.
Cobra 29 LX MAX CB
Cobra’s 29 LX MAX CB syncs a smartphone calls with the CB radio. Incoming audio is routed through the radio’s speaker, making it easy to hear who is calling with audible caller ID.
The system provides one-touch technology for hands-free safety. The Cobra’s iRadar app integration allows the user to receive and report police calls, road hazards and red-light camera intersections from a linked community of users.
The 29 LX MAX features Rewind-Say-Again, which provides the driver with the ability to replay the last 10 seconds of signals received over the airwaves and record a 10-second personal memo that can be replayed back at any time.
A noise-canceling microphone allows calls to be heard, even over a truck’s engine and other road sounds.
Garmin dēzl 780 LMT-S navigator
Garmin’s dēzl 780 LMT-S trucker-specific navigator features custom routing for a truck’s specifications to help truckers plan their trip, as well as Bluetooth enabled hands-free operation, including making and taking calls from their connected smartphone.
Live services on the device’s 7-inch screen display locations with available parking, as well as notifications for timely breaks, including the locations of rest areas, truck stops and scales.
Built-in wifi allows software and map updates, while traffic and weather reports help truckers avoid situations that can cause available hours of service to evaporate.