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Accessories (February 01, 2008)

Canadian truck photographer David Benjatschek spent the year attending the country's biggest truck shows and now he has assembled some of his best shots in a wall calendar. The 2008 Wowtrucks Calendar...




Canadian truck photographer David Benjatschek spent the year attending the country’s biggest truck shows and now he has assembled some of his best shots in a wall calendar. The 2008 Wowtrucks Calendar: Canada Edition features 13 show trucks captured during the 2007 truck show season. The calendars are 9.5″x12″ when folded and cost $19.99, including delivery. To order, visit www.wowtrucks.com.

• A Canadian trucker has come up with the Blindside Helper, an add-on mirror he claims helps drivers see the right side of their truck, assisting with backing maneuvers. The large mirror surface has riveted Velcro straps that are affixed to the passenger side sun visor. To see how it works, check out the video on the company’s Web site, www.blindsidehelper.com.

• Can’t get enough of the popular Truck News’ series, Mark Dalton: Owner/operator? Now you can listen to an audiobook version of Edo Van Belkom’s popular fiction series in your truck. Graphic Audio has released the first 10 Dalton adventures with actors, music and sound effects. The stories can be purchased on CD by visiting www.graphicaudio.netand browsing the titles for ‘Mark Dalton.’

The Hitch Company is bringing the Swift Hitch to Canada, a wireless colour camera system with built-in night vision that simplifies the task of hitching up to trailers. The magnetic camera can be mounted to the rear of a truck and the image is then viewable on a high-resolution in-cab display, the company says. The system is battery-powered and can be recharged via a truck’s 12- volt lighter. For more information, visit www.hitchcompany.com.

• Kyocera has made available a portable speaker with headset allowing truckers to communicate with family or dispatch while keeping both hands on the wheel. The Kyocera Bluetooth portable speaker with headset allows a driver to talk through a robust speaker while driving, switching easily to a small earpiece for privacy when required with no risk of call interruptions, the company says. The portable speaker also serves as a docking station for the Bluetooth headset. The portable speaker weighs just 2.19 ounces. The entire unit can be charged via USB, AC adapter or an in-cab adapter. The set is supported by Bell Mobility and is available through cellular accessory retailers.

• Spray Control Systems has come out with a diamond-plated fender to complement its line of Minimizer trucker fenders and accessories. The new fender provides the heft and look of metal, the company says, and gives fenders the high-quality, rugged appearance in demand today. However, they’re tougher and more indestructible than actual metal fenders, the company claims. More information is available at www.minimizer.com.


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