Product Showcase

Keep the bugs at bay

The BugLock Plus mattress encasement helps prevent bed bug infestations in the truck’s cab. The waterproof encasement allows drivers to see the signs of bed bug infestation by making fecal spotting appear vividly. The BugLock has a three-sided zipper system that locks the encasement in place and prevents bugs from entering. It’s available in twin and double sizes.

Protect-a-Bed

protectabed.com

(866) 297-8836

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Add a little bling to your rig

TRP’s chrome-plated and stainless steel line of accessories is for image-conscious owners and operators who want to make an older truck look nicer or boost its resale value. The accessories are made of chromed 304- or 430-grade stainless steel to resist corrosion. Accessories include fenders, bumpers, kick panels, steps, skirts, tool boxes, knobs and panels.

TRP Aftermarket Parts

trpparts.com

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Charge air cooler

This new cooler provides a solution to charge air cooler issues, such as loss of engine power, increased fuel consumption and elevated soot levels in engine oil, the company says. The charge air cooler features bar and plate construction and is available for most makes and models of class 6-8 commercial trucks and buses. It comes with a one-year unlimited mileage warranty and is tested to OEM specifications.

Alliance Truck Parts

alliancetruckparts.com

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Radial steer tire

Firestone’s FS507 Plus steer/all-position radial tire is a remake of the FS507, with an added twin-layer tread and sidewall compounding for lower rolling resistance and improved fuel economy, the company says. The top layer of its twin-layer tread promotes longer wear, while the lower layer helps shield the casing from damaging heat. Shoulder wear protector ribs minimize supping and step-down wear, and stress-relief sipes provide biting edges that enhance traction. The FS507 Plus is approved for use on Environmental Protection Agency and SmartWay-certified equipment and complies with California Air Resources Board rules.

Firestone

firestone.com

(800) 367-3872

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Cutting tools for nylon air tubing

Nylon air tubing cutting tools are available for economy, standard and heavy-duty use and feature preset tubing guides. The economy pocket cutter is intended for emergency services and quick repair, the standard shop cutter can cut tubing up to a half-inch in diameter and the production line cutter features replaceable blades and a shortened nose for greater clearance.

Phillips

phillipsind.com

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TND 760 onboard recorder

The TND 760 electronic onboard recorder integrates into a truck’s onboard computer to send and receive information via Wi-Fi and cellular data and requires no black box-type monitoring unit. The unit includes a trucker-specific navigation system and standard EOBR capabilities such as email communication with fleets, driver and vehicle performance monitoring and electronic hours of service compliance. Fleet activity is managed via the company’s FleetWatcher Web-based portal.

Rand McNally

randmcnally.com

(800) 641-7263

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Head gasket sealant

The Blue Devil Head Gasket Sealant seals cooling system leaks to help prevent blown head gaskets, warped and cracked heads, heater cores and freezer plugs. Installation takes about an hour, the company says, and vehicles can be driven immediately after installation. The formula is non-clogging and safe in diesel or gas engines.

USA Sealants

usasealants.com

(888) 863-0426

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Wheel hub temperature monitor

The Hub Alert label helps prevent overheating of wheel hubs. If the oil or grease on the wheel hub heats to 250 degrees, the label will turn black permanently, alerting the driver to inspect the wheel. A new label can be applied after inspection, and the labels are sealed against moisture, oil, grease, fuels, water and steam.

Spectra Products

spectrainc.ca

(416) 252-2355

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