Automated-manual transmission package
The XE13, a combination of Volvo’s I-Shift automated-manual transmission and an engine with modified software, enables cruise speed at 1,150 rpm at 65 mph. The XE13 package is rated for up to 80,000 pounds with a 425-hp, 1,750 lb.-ft. torque D13 engine. The I-Shift overdrive transmission comes with a 0.78:1 ratio, and the package includes software that facilitates communication between the integrated powertrain components.
The Focusing LED Flashlight has a focus-lock system, one-handed slide focus and a 426-foot beam distance. The Inspection Flashlight is a compact pocket light that features an anti-roll design and a 200-foot beam distance. The Hi-Power Focusing Flashlight also has a one-handed slide-focusing and focus-lock system with an anti-roll design and a dual-level light output that reaches 700 feet. Each flashlight has about three hours estimated battery life and uses either AA or AAA batteries.
The Miami Citizen Bike is a combination of practicality and performance, especially for drivers who have a minimal amount of storage space, the company says. The Value Series folding bikes feature a Shimano six-speed index gear system with a grip shifter that folds and unfolds, making cycling on the road more accessible for drivers. Folded, the bike measures 34-by-22-by-16 inches and weighs 32 pounds with all options added.
Heating system truck kit
Espar Heating Systems’ E-Delivery Truck Kit comes with the company’s 17,000-btu Hydronic 5 fuel-operated engine pre-heater in an aluminum-covered box, a set-and-forget programmable timer and a multifunction dash-mounted switch to allow for on-demand heat. The kit is suited for applications involving multiple daily deliveries such as grocery and beverage fleets.
Sleeper bunk sheets
These custom bed sheets for truck sleepers will fit nearly all sizes, the company says. The sheet set comes with one fitted sheet, one flat sheet and two pillowcases. The fitted sheet has two built-in pockets for nighttime storage. The sheets are made of 100 percent brushed microfiber, are machine washable and do not require ironing. There are five different sizes, and all will fit beds up to 7.5 inches thick.
Jake’s Cab Solutions
Ten-speed automatic transmission
The TC10 10-speed automatic twin-countershaft range-type truck transmission has a torque converter with lockup clutch in place of a standard dry clutch at front. It has helical gears integrated with a twin-countershaft layout for the five forward speeds and the reverse gears in the main box, as well as a two-speed planetary range box at the rear. The transmission’s torque converter multiplies engine torque by 1.67 at startup, which provides a smoother launch and the ability to offer closer gear steps between first, ninth and 10th gears, the company says.
A newer version of a battery-powered auxiliary air-conditioning system is available from Red Dot. The Sleeping Well Arctic 2000 Plus system operates when the truck’s engine is off, burning no fuel and producing no emissions. It has an all-12-volt system with twin compressors, upgraded system diagnostics and a wireless remote to control settings. It also has a shore power option and will fit in most sleepers.
CSA repair kit
The CSA Qwik-Fix Kit holds common repair parts in a carrying bag so drivers can easily access them to correct any issues before reaching a roadside checkpoint. The Qwik-Fix Kit includes 12 parts to fix most electrical problems. The bag can be customized for drivers to include parts that they regularly need to replace.
Spring-loaded mud flap hangers
Class 8 operators can buy new lightweight spring-loaded mud flap hangers with Smart A17 Technology from Betts Spring. The heavy-duty flaps have an openly wound coil spring design and are available in straight arm, tapered arm and angle down forms.
Free-rolling axle tire
The Toyo M157 is a free-rolling axle tire designed for long-haul operations. The M157 is EPA SmartWay verified and features low rolling resistance compounding in the tread and sidewall, and a 13/32-inch tread depth that provides even contact pressure distribution across the tread surface, reducing fuel consumption, the company says. The tire is available in sizes 11R22.5, 295/75R22.5, 11R24.5 and 285/75R24.5.