Montana Products is now offering Epic Prime 2.1 VOC primer/sealer from Sky Fleet Finishes. The primer/sealer provides adhesion, corrosion protection and build by combining epoxy durability and the speed and sandability of a urethane. According to the company, other benefits and features of the lead and chromate primer include: savings on materials; excellent color holdout; and a commercial warranty.
Transportation Safety Technologies has launched a new website that allows customers to submit orders, including custom orders, online. At www.tst-corp.com, there is a wide array of product literature, and as TST develops new products these will be added to the site. TST President and CEO Michael P. Coyle says the new website was designed to help customers save time and money.
Transportation Safety Technologies
Truck Pride has introduced Truck Pride Service Experts, a comprehensive maintenance and repair network for small fleets and owner-operators. Truck Pride Service Experts program identifies professional service providers and links their service business to Truck Pride distributors nationally.
Truck Pride distributors provide brand name replacement parts for the repair and maintenance of commercial vehicles. Using the Truck Pride preferred customer card, the vehicle owner or driver can access the Truck Pride Service Experts network via a toll free telephone number. Truck Pride operators will then refer the caller to the nearest parts or service location.
Fontaine Trailer Company has now begun manufacturing Curtainside trailers. They look much like van trailers except that they open up from the side via a tarp-like curtain. Fontaine Curtainside trailers give cargo the protection of a van trailer, along with the ease of loading from the side rather than from the rear of the trailer.
Some other features of the Fontaine Curtainside trailers include: 7-inch neck depth and 48-inch king pin height with 55-inch front deck height; rear deck height of 53 inches; 28-ounce, 12×12 panama weave (two threads running in each direction) which provides equal strength and tear resistance in either direction; and silkscreen graphics with specialized ink that will not crack or peel for the life of the curtain.
Fontaine Trailer Company
Truck Trading Cards
Photo Card Specialist is offering 18 Wheelers Series Three, a collection that features 98 new and unique truck trading cards in a full color collector box.
Most of cards feature pictures of beautiful, yet working 18-wheelers. The collection also has photographs of many one-of-a-kind antique tractors from the American Truck Historical Society. On the back side of each card are the technical specs and information about each truck. The cards will soon be available at select truckstops.
Photo Card Specialist
Taylor Made Environmental has introduced three new models of Tundra refrigerators designed specifically for Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks. The new Tundra models include two front-opening refrigerator units with interior freezer compartments and a top-loading portable refrigerator/freezer box.
The T18P and T22P front-door units have 1.8 and 2.2 cubic feet of interior space, respectively. Both models come with a separate enclosed freezer compartment with an interior door to provide better temperature control. The units are sized to fit the standard opening for other manufacturers’ refrigerators for easy retrofit.
The TPD23AC portable unit has 2.3 cubic feet of interior space. It comes with a digital thermostat control, and can be set to operate as a refrigerator or freezer. It can be run on AC or DC power through a built-in converter.
The models are being sold through Peterbilt and Kenworth dealers nationwide.
Taylor Made Environmental
Wilson Electronics now has a cellular amplifier/repeater for cars, trucks and RVs. The amplifier/repeater eliminates the need for a physical connection to a cell phone. Up to four cell phones can share the power of the amplifier at one time.
The amplifier has a transmitter that can double the power of a cell phone, increasing coverage by 50 or more miles in remote areas. The cellular amplifier/repeater works on all 800 MHz cell phones.
Wilson Electronics Inc.
New Synthetic Oil
Castrol has designed a new full synthetic motor oil that was engineered to meet quality automotive specs and requirements.
New Castrol SYNTEC SAE 5W-40 provides protection for higher performance engines in harsh driving conditions. This oil is now available in bulk, drum and quarts.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.