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Accessories (November 01, 2008)

Springmade Mattress Manufacturing Company has announced it is entering the trucking market. The company, which has 11 years experience manufacturing mattresses, says truck sleeper mattresses do not ha...


Springmade Mattress Manufacturing Company has announced it is entering the trucking market. The company, which has 11 years experience manufacturing mattresses, says truck sleeper mattresses do not have to be difficult to find and expensive to purchase. The company is offering a foam mattress constructed of various types of foam to provide a soft mattress on one side and a firmer surface on the other. The company says its foam mattresses are also less likely to hold bacteria than some alternatives. The company has a truck-accessible showroom at 110 Norfinch Drive in North York, Ont. Custom-orders are accepted and can be ready in three days, the company says. Initially, the mattresses will only be offered in Ontario, but the company says it plans to expand across Canada. For more information, visit www.springmade.ca or call Chris at 416-575-9808 or Joe at 416-736-9003.

CarriersEdge has expanded its video library to include new courses from KRTS Transportation Specialists. Courses on pre-trip inspections and coupling/uncoupling will be the initial video offerings through CarriersEdge, available beginning in the fourth quarter of 2008. For details, visit www.carriersedge.com.

Task Tools and Abrasives has expanded its cargo securement line of products to include towing tools, tie-downs and accessories and bungee cords. The company says it has colour-coded its tiedowns and towing tools by break strength and length to make them easy to identify. The tie-down and accessory category includes 24 products that vary by function and break strength, the company says. They include ratcheting tiedowns, adjustable tie straps, axle straps and winch straps. The company says its new cargo securement products are available now through stores in the US and Canada.

Phillips Industries has developed a three-hose holder for tractor-trailers. The Qwik-Snap uses a single closing action to hold three hoses in place and can be operated easily with a gloved hand, the company says. It’s made of noncorrosive, durable nylon and can withstand extreme temperatures, according to the company. It is available through Phillips dealers. For more info, visit www.phillipsind.com.

Snap-On and its subsidiary NEXIQ Technologies have developed a new diagnostic software application for Navistar engines. NAVPAK replaces the current Navistar MD32 Master Diagnostics Fleet software, the company says. NAVPAK is a PCbased application for technicians that provides diagnostic analysis and reprogramming capabilities for all International engines built since 1994. The new International MaxxForce engines, however, are not yet covered by the application. For info, visit www.nexiq.com.

Kenworth has released a new brochure highlighting its Class 8 and medium-duty vehicles. The brochure is available through Canadian and US Kenworth dealers, the company announced. The new brochure folds out to a large poster-sized format, featuring a group shot of many of Kenworth’s models. To see the brochure, visit your Kenworth dealer.


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