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Accessories (October 01, 2008)

Freightliner has introduced a new line of chrome accessories for the Cascadia highway tractor. Produced by Panelite, the line includes stainless steel accessories for: cab panels; marker lights; fende...


Freightliner has introduced a new line of chrome accessories for the Cascadia highway tractor. Produced by Panelite, the line includes stainless steel accessories for: cab panels; marker lights; fender and grille trim; and interior lights. The new accessories will be available for order in October, Freightliner says. Talk to your dealer for more info.

Scraper Systems, a snow removal device for trailers, will now be distributed in Canada by Denex Industrial, the companies announced. Scraper Systems was developed to remove snow and ice from trailer-tops, which improves road safety and can also reduce trailer weights by as much as 2,600 lbs, according to the company. As a truck approaches the system, the driver gets out and lowers the blade to the roof of the trailer. He then drives through, removing the snow and then returns the blade to its original position, the company explains. For details, contact Jon Denman at 902-880-7941 or call toll-free at 866-554-6555.

A new watch device, the Sleeptracker Pro, has been introduced to help truckers wake up from their sleep more refreshed and alert. The company says the device detects the movements associated with a light sleep stage and then gently wakes the individual wearing the device using an alarm, vibration or combination of the two. The result, the company claims, is a more rested driver thanks to an easier transition from sleep to wake. PC software is also available that allows a driver to upload and track their sleep data so they can analyze factors that may provide for more restful sleep. For more info, visit www.sleeptracker.com.

TruckWeight has announced that its Smart Scale wireless on-board scale is now compatible with mechanical spring suspensions. That opens the door to applications such as bulk distribution, agriculture, construction, forestry and containerized loads, the company says. The scale has been available for trailers with air suspensions since 2005. The system includes three components: an axle-mounted load sensor; a low-powered radio transmitter; and a small, handheld wireless receiver. The company says its load readings are accurate to within 1% compared to a certified in-ground scale. For more details, visit www.truckweight.com.


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