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Products (March 01, 2002)

Whitney Blake Company has introduced its rugged and durable truck cable as part of its electrical cord series. The new cable is an interconnect system designed to meet the rigorous, heavy-duty demands...

Whitney Blake Company has introduced its rugged and durable truck cable as part of its electrical cord series. The new cable is an interconnect system designed to meet the rigorous, heavy-duty demands of the trucking industry, according to the manufacturer. Each truck cable is pre-engineered with superior extension life, sag-resistant coil memory and super resistance to road salt. Each truck cable features specially designed connectors and a rugged, abrasion-resistant jacket for handling the rough conditions inherent to the trucking industry. For more information, contact Whitney Blake Company at 802-463-9558.

Cummins has unveiled the new QuickCheck II system for Palm or HandEra devices. Designed to read and capture engine, transmission and brake system information from electronic diesel engines, it covers all diesel engine broadcasts – including SAE J1939 and J1587 data. Using the parameter screen on a Palm handheld device, a range of engine functions can be checked in real time, including data from sensors and switches to engine diagnostic information, including engine load and speed, coolant and intake manifold temperatures, output torque, fuel rate and transmission oil pressure. For more information call 800-646-5609 or visit

Phillips and Temro Industries has developed the Cab Power electrical system which allows drivers to use standard household appliances in the cab of their truck. The Cab Power system distributes power to 120-volt electrical outlets mounted in the cab and sleeper. Almost all household appliances can run on Cab Power and a cable television and telephone connection can be provided. The system meets electrical standards for all products sold in the U.S. and Canada. Features include a ground fault circuit interrupter and open neutral protection. The system allows for heat, air conditioning and the electrical convenience of a living room without wasting money by idling profits away. For more information about the system, please contact Kari Edwards by calling the company at 952-941-9700.

UltraTech has released the new Ultra-SpillKing Economy Model – a four-drum spill pallet. The system has an 85-gallon capacity and can be converted into a unit with a removable drum pallet if desired. It is made of 100 per cent polyethylene and provides superior chemical resistance and no maintenance. For more information call 800-353-1611.

Landa has introduced a fully automated, virtually maintenance-free, wash-water recycle system. Using Landa’s Automated Maintenance Control (AMC) system, the CLP-7034 automatically backwashes filters, polishes standing water during the night and dumps collected solids on a regular cycle. The self-contained system operates at flow rates of up to 30 gallons per minute (GPM) and also features multi-media blend with 950 lbs. of gravel, garnet, sand and anthracite which removes solids in the wastestream as small as 30 microns. The microprocessor-controlled system can be programmed for customized process times and also features manual override to several automated operations. For more information contact Crimson Lewis at 800-547-8672, ext. 175.

Axiom Navigation has announced availability of its Accu-Tracker FMS-2000, a data logging device based on Axiom’s 12-channel GPS receiver paired with a full short-range 900MHz data transmission system. This vehicle location device provides for fleet management as well as employee service accountability. Each FMS-2000 unit can be programmed to log a variety of triggers including time, distance, speed, stops and other settings. According to the manufacturer the FMS-2000 is ideal for courier services, LTL trucking, private fleets, and any small to medium fleet. Each device can store a full day’s route activity at six-second intervals. For more information contact 714-444-0200.

FreightDATA Software has introduced the Graphical User Interface (GUI) for Windows-like environments. The software is designed for small to medium-sized transportation companies to handle management and operational aspects of trucking, forwarding, warehousing or logistics companies. For more information call 949-252-8373.

Tuff Pressure Washers has introduced a new line of gasoline-powered cold water pressure washers featuring seven models with a rugged roll cage design. All but two of the models are powered by Honda engines, ranging from 11hp to 24hp and delivering cleaning power of up to 5,000psi of pressure at five gallons-per-minute. A 16hp Vanguard engine drives the two remaining models. For more information contact Rob Smith at 800-772-8833.

M.M. Newman Corp of Marblehead, Mass. has made available a spirally cut polyethylene wrap which bundles and protects hoses on automobile transport carriers and other equipment that is exposed to direct sunlight. Heli-Tube is a U.V.- resistant spirally cut polyethylene wrap that neatly bundles and protects hoses against abrasions in outdoor environments where flexibility is required, and permits breakouts and anchoring. Ideally suited for use on automotive transport carriers, trucks, and construction equipment, the wrap comes in 10 sizes ranging from 1/8- to 1-1/2-inch. For more information call 781-631-7100.

Goodall Manufacturing has rolled out a comprehensive ‘single source’ line of battery accessories and equipment. The package includes battery/starter cables, brass, copper and lead battery terminals and lugs, jumper cables designed for automotive, heavy-duty and commercial use, battery tools such as crimpers and terminal assortments, shrink tubing wires and wire ties. For more information call 800-328-7730.

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has put out two new tires for pickup and delivery applications. The 17.5-inch tires, the 245/70R17.5 XZE 1 LRG and the XDE 1 LRG are designed for medium-duty vehicles used in pick-up and delivery applications. For information see your Michelin dealer.

LBS Company LLC is planning to unveil two additional models of excavators in the LX Series at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2002 in Las Vegas, March 19-23. CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2002 will also be the launch site for an all-new line of Link-Belt rubber tired loaders and a new series of minimum swing radius excavators. For more information contact Nikole Williamson at 859-245-3927.

Edo van Belkom, author of Mark Dalton: owner/operator, has a new book available. Martyrs is built around a 250-year-old legend about French Jesuits erecting a mission in the uncharted Canadian wilderness. They were brutally murdered by a band of renegade Iroquois… Or so the legends say. To order Martyrs call 800-563-5455 or visit the DIG Web site at For a personalized copy, contact the author at

Prophesy Transportation Solutions has released new ShipperPlus and ShipperTPL software with major advances in capability, functionality and flexibility. Some of these new features include a MS/SQL server version, multi-pick and multi-drop load building, pooling, pallet stacking and cross-docking capabilities as well as improvements in speed and effectiveness of load building algorithms. In addition, the new versions offer powerful load building capabilities integrated with Prophesy’s robust dispatch and accounting software. The feature of greatest interest to the industry is perhaps the ability to easily consolidate orders into shipments. These shipments can then be rated and built into the most efficient and cost-effective multi-stop truckloads, automatically flowing to dispatch for carrier assignment.

Hendrickson has unveiled the next generation primary air-ride trailer suspension system, the tapered-beam INTRAAX AANT 23K. The new tapered-beam technology allows Hendrickson to trim more than 35lb from its suspension-axle-brake system. The ANTRAAX AANT boasts a capacity of 23,000lb in ride heights from 13.5 to 17 inches and provides the definitive system for we
ight-conscious haulers running straight-frame platforms, container chassis, liquid tankers, bulk tankers, bottom dumps and livestock trailers. Hendrickson offers the tapered-beam INTRAAX AANT 23K with the X3 Tri-Base, a modular mounting subframe designed primarily for steel platform trailers. For more information contact Hendrickson International, Trailer Suspension Systems, Canton, Ohio, toll free at 866-RIDEAIR (866-743-3247).

Cole Hersee Company introduces its LED Buzzer Alarm for trucks. This compact unit is designed for in-cab mounting to alert the driver to a potential problem or hazardous condition with a loud buzzer as well as a bright LED to give dual warning signals.

Donaldson Company is introducing its Donaldson PowerCore filtration technology to meet manufacturers demands for compact, high performance air filtration solutions. PowerCore is noticeably different in shape, color and style. Its compact, metal-free, cartridge-style design traps contaminants inside its structure for cleaner and easier servicing. Donaldson PowerCore uses Donaldson’s RadialSeal technology, providing the most advanced and reliable seal possible.

Donaldson has also rolled out the TopSpin, a self-cleaning air intake system pre-cleaner. Now available in four models, the TopSpin extends air filter life and boosts overall system efficiency and performance by automatically separating and discarding contaminants and debris before they meet the primary air filter. The Donaldson TopSpin air intake system precleaner meets OEM size and performance requirements while its aerodynamic propeller design delivers quiet operation. For more information visit

Thermo King has combined components from two high-performance series of units to design its new Super II-190 trailer refrigeration unit designed to let food distribution and grocery companies select the features most important to them. Designed for regional food distributors and grocers who regularly haul produce or non-frozen products. The Super II-190 utilizes Thermo King’s latest technology to offer noise reduction and fuel efficiency. For more information access the Thermo King Web site at

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