Litens Automotive Group is introducing additional applications for its HoodXpress line of automatic truck hood-control products. HoodXpress is an automatic truck hood opening system designed to help the trucker or mechanic get to engines easier with a new level of safety and convenience. The HoodXpress opens and closes truck hoods with the touch of a key fob. The new applications are available for the International 9900, Mack CH Series, Western Star 4964 FX / 4900 FA, EX Series, pre-2003 Freightliner Classic and XL models. For more information about HoodXpress, visit www.hoodxpress.com.
The Cole Hersee Company has released its newly engineered Sigma Rocker Switch for trucking applications. Readily customizable, the Sigma Rocker comes complete with LED backlighting and its silicone rubber actuator can be customized using laser-etching technology. Options include custom colours, imprint and graphics, and the shape and location of the LED lens. The Sigma switch is water-resistant and is suitable for use in adverse conditions. Further information is available on the company’s Web site at www.colehersee.com.
The Fuel Tank Lock is a locking device developed to mitigate occurrences of vandalized fuel tanks and stolen fuel. The unique design of the Fuel Tank Lock allows it to lock from inside the tank. Security is guaranteed with the new locking concept because of its ABLOY key system, which is the same key system used in many high security facilities such as government buildings, ATM machines and airports. The Fuel Tank Lock has been tested under severe climate and road conditions to meet all of the requirements of the trucking industry. For more information, visit www.fueltanklock.com.
DriveCam, a global driver risk management company, has developed an event recorder in an effort to improve the way people drive. DriveCam’s palm-sized, exception-based video event recorder is mounted on the windshield and captures sights and sounds inside and outside the vehicle. Exceptional forces such as hard braking, swerving and collisions, cause the recorder to save seconds of audio and video footage immediately before and after the triggered event. Saved event clips can be downloaded, analyzed, assigned a risk score and used to provide driver coaching. For more information, visit www.drivecam.com.
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