Mobile Awareness has introduced its TireStat tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) for use on commercial trucks and trailers. Lightweight TireStat sensors are mounted externally on the valve stem, al...
Mobile Awareness has introduced its TireStat tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) for use on commercial trucks and trailers. Lightweight TireStat sensors are mounted externally on the valve stem, allowing air input without sensor removal, the company says. Customers can set their own warning alert levels by axle position to maintain appropriate tire pressures. The company says its TPMS is user-friendly for drivers while delivering cost-savings for fleets in the form of extended tire life, fewer roadside assistance calls and improved fuel mileage. For info, call 866-653-5036 or visit www.mobileawareness.com.
RealWheels has introduced some bling for commercial trucks. Its RealMag hub cover provides the look of custom mag wheels for tractor-trailers without the prohibitive expense of real mags. The covers are manufactured from durable, high-impact, chrome-plated ABS, according to the company. It provides over-the-lug installation on 22.5-and 24.5-inch aluminum or steel wheels. They’re available in chrome and black colours. For details, visit www.realwheels.com.
Automotive Upgrade has introduced the Air Alert valve cap, which notifies drivers when tire pressure has fallen by 4 psi or more. The valve cap begins to flash brightly when tire pressure drops, allowing the driver to adjust pressure when needed. The Air Alert valve caps cost US$34.95 for a set of four and can be ordered online at www.automotiveupgrade.comor by phone at 877-293-3714.
FLO Components has introduced a new Lincoln Model 5805 impact fitting cleaner, which it says is a time-saving alternative to fitting replacement and joint disassembly. The impact fitting cleaner is designed to eliminate downtime
caused by dried blockages. The company says it clears obstructions by allowing lightweight oil or solvents to enter the clog with a quick burst of pressure. It also cleans bearing and joint surfaces of hardened grease so that fresh grease can be applied, the company says. For more details, call 800-668-5458 or visit www.flocomponents.com.
CarriersEdge and KRTS Transportation Specialists have combined to produce a pre-trip inspection demonstration video. The companies say the video demonstrates proper techniques for all aspects of the daily vehicle inspection. CarriersEdge said its subscribers will automatically receive the video as part of their subscription package. It will also be sold separately through CarriersEdge or KRTS.
Country star Aaron Tippin has compiled a CD of trucking music.In Overdrive was released Feb. 3 by NIPPIT Records Country Crossing, and features 13 trucking classics including: Six Days on the Road; East Bound and Down; Truck Drivin’ Man; and Girl on the Billboard. Tippin once drove truck himself and says he’s a huge fan of the industry and the music that’s dedicated to it. To order, visit www.aarontippin.com.
Fleets operating in California will soon require diesel particulate filters (DPFs), regardless of their model year. To that end, Paccar parts dealers are now offering an aftermarket passively regenerating DPF, dubbed the Engine Control Systems Purifilter. It can be installed on a wide range of Class 8 trucks, the company says. The aftermarket DPF will be available through Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers in the US and Canada, the company says. By 2011, all trucks operating in California will have to gradually reduce their soot and NOx emissions.Truck operators will have to operate newer trucks, which have come equipped with DPFs since 2007, replace older engines or equip their trucks with aftermarket DPFs such as the Purifilter.
BorgWarner Turbo and Emissions Systems has introduced a S410T replacement turbo for Mercedes MBE4000 engines. It’s covered by a one-year, 100,000 mile warranty. The aftermarket turbo is available through BorgWarner’s distribution network, which can be seen online at www.turbodriven.com.
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