Products (February 01, 2003)

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Cobra Electronics recently announced the release of its special limited edition of CB radio: The Harley-Davidson Edition CB Radio. Cobra has taken its classic 29LTD radio and decked it out with stunning Harley-Davidson graphics. It will have a black faceplate with classic Harley-Davidson logos, and the enhanced microphone that comes with the special edition radio will carry a Harley-Davidson logo as well. For more information on this product, visit Cobra Electronics at or e-mail Mary Sullivan at

The Trucker’s Window Insert is a durable plexiglas insert that fits snugly into any truck window and circulates fresh air into the truck while at the same time, blocking out wind or road noise and weather. The insert eliminates draft on the driver’s head and neck while at highway speeds, reduces window fogging and helps the driver stay alert by increasing the air flow in the cab. When installed it allows a two-inch-by 10 inch opening for fresh air and installation is quick and simple. For more information call 403 844-2965 or visit

Alcoa Wheel Products has introduced a new Dura-Bright Wheel that comes clean and stays bright without polishing. The Dura-Brights are forged aluminum wheels with either brushed or buffed finishes for heavy-duty trucks and trailers. These wheels are protected by a patented treatment that penetrates the wheel. Brake dust, grime and oil residue wipes away easily and quickly. Field tests show the brilliant shine lasts without polishing even after years of use. For more information, call 800 242-9898 or visit

J.J. Keller & Associates recently announced a partnership with HireCheck Inc. to offer background checks and substance abuse testing reports as key features of its new driver management online tool. Driver Management Online streamlines and enhances driver qualification file management, job applicant processing and review, alcohol and drug test reporting, employee-file management, training administration and other compliance functions. With this tool, users can create virtual electronic files and records, then manage the data in those files in ways that boost efficiency and simplify processes. For more details, call 800 327-1342 or visit

The new Ultra-Containment Berms help meet new spill prevention control and countermeasure (SPCC) plan requirements. The berms capture spills from tanker trucks, military vehicles and other heavy equipment. Patented drive in-drive out sidewalls lay down when driven through, then automatically spring back to their upright position. The berm design features rugged, chemical-resistant material and they can be rolled up for compact storage. For more information, visit or call 800 353-1611.

Hendrickson introduced the Ultra Rod Plus torque rod replacement option for heavy-duty trucks and tractors. Empty end hubs allow the use of any cartridge configuration from existing Hendrickson torque rod cartridge inventory. The 30 inch spacer end provides the capability to trim the torque rod length, and one piece forging of both the tube and spacer ends eliminates the standard end-hub assembly weld and provides greater structural integrity. Also the Ultra Rod Plus requires only two part numbers – eliminating multiple inventory needs. For more information, contact Ralph Norton at 330 489-0473 or visit

Thermo King Corporation introduced its V-300 series designed for fresh, frozen and deep-frozen applications on small trucks and vans. Building on the modular platform of the popular V-200 series, the aerodynamic design of the V-300 is a result of the intensive research and extensive testing. The V-300 series offers the customer increased capacity and unmatched versatility for larger direct drive applications. It includes ultra slim evaporators, expansion modules and a speedy clip system. For more information visit

Proman Products has unveiled its portable shower unit that has been dubbed a trucker’s companion. The 24 lb unit stands 6.5 feet high and is 28 inches in diameter. It has two six-gallon water tanks and heats with a 12-volt operation. It is completely self-contained unit and is available in a beige, blue and an army green color. For details call 877 776-6261 or visit

Swift Lift Cranes introduces the new Roll Bar look crane for pickups. It is a remote-controlled electric hydraulic crane with an 800 lb capacity which will save your back from lifting strain and injury. Using minimal space, the Swift Lift Crane allows you more deck space for all of your everyday objects. Barrel and slings are available making lifting and transportation easier than ever. For more information call 604 261-1107.

Tuthill Transport Technologies is now offering a lightweight air ride suspension and axle on Gen-Tech Integrated Systems. A wide variety of heights, hanger and frame options, slider sub-frames, tapered or parallel spindles and the choice of straight tube or invented drop center axles makes this a system that can offer suspension with a reduction in weight without compromising strength. Having considered all industry markets during design, Tuthill created a suspension that is ready for duty in a variety of applications and installation configurations. For details call 800 811-4011.

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