Cobra Electronics’ Handsfree Bluetooth Headset features T5 Sonance Noise Cancelling Technology that blocks out background noise, focusing solely on amplifying a person’s voice. The company says it is one of the best noise-cancelling headsets on the market and has gained popularity with gamers that hook it up to their gaming consoles.
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Raising/ lowering landing gear
Transport Product Solutions’ Griffin Tool replaces manual crank handles and uses the truck’s air supply to raise and lower landing gear. The Griffin Tool removes the stress from the driver’s back, wrists and shoulders and safely moves the gear in a matter of seconds, making it an ideal solution for fleets regularly switching trailers, the company says.
Transport Product Solutions
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RoadKing Shocks’ new big bore mono tube shock absorbers are the biggest-bore shocks available for Class 8 trucks, the company says, and deliver up to 10 times more control force. RoadKing’s shocks keep the tire connected to the road surface, saving money and reducing driver fatigue at the end of the run, the company says.
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Peterbilt Motors Company offers new aerodynamic options designed to improve the fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions of the new Model 348. The aerodynamic options include new integral convex aerodynamic mirrors and are four-way adjustable. The new roof fairings are built with advanced composite materials and are lightweight, durable and color-matched, the company says.
Peterbilt Motors Company
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Online negotiating system
Easy Load Board’s online negotiating system is a no-call, no-fax and no-e-mail system that streamlines the back-and-forth negotiations between shippers and carriers. The company says the subscription site helps improve productivity and operating profits and is the first of its kind for the shipping industry.
Easy Load Board
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CAT Scale Company’s 10th series of Super Trucks Limited Edition collector cards are available at CAT Scale locations. Each time a driver weighs on a CAT Scale they will automatically receive a collector card. The cards are adhered to the scale ticket with a clean release glue that allows the card to be delivered to customers unmarred.
CAT Scale Company
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Grote Industries’ Trilliant 36 LED WhiteLight Conversion Bulb can upgrade an existing incandescent or halogen lamp, transforming it into a brilliant 900-lumen LED WhiteLight lamp that lasts longer, shines brighter and delivers beam evenness, color temperature and contrast like sunlight, the company says. The Conversion Bulb is rated for a service life of 40,000 hours, uses only half the power of an incandescent bulb and will likely never need to be replaced, the company says.
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Drivetrain protection devices
Sonnax Industries’ Power Train Savers offer inexpensive, dependable protection against over-torque damage in trucks and off-highway vehicles, the company says.
The Power Train Savers feature patented Torque Fuses that shear if harmful over-torque occurs. Each set of Torque Fuses are engineered and calibrated to shear just prior to the powertrain breaking point.
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TRP Aftermarket Parts has a new spring brake chamber available for all Class 6, 7 and 8 trucks. The brake chamber features epoxy-coated steel power springs for longer life and high resistance to corrosion from road salts and chemicals, a highly polished chrome-plated internal push rod that prevents internal seal wear, a 10-gauge reinforced stud mounting and a stroke indicator that helps the operator determine accurately when the brakes need adjustment or replacement.
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Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.