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New app users can download TruckSmart 2.0 at http://www.tatravelcenters.com/trucksmart. TruckSmart 1.0 users will see an update notification on their smartphone app screen.

June 8 2011 - Products

TruckSmart 2.0 Mobile App

TravelCenters of America

TruckSmart 2.0 features upgraded search capabilities, and each location’s amenities screen has a place to show special at-location promotions and events. Navigational enhancements also make it easier to find locations and amenities within the app, according to the company.

The Night-Tech’s new combination of gases, filament material, and glass coatings creates a color temperature in the 3600 Kelvin range — a brilliant light output that is whiter than standard bulbs — yet retaining critical DOT/SAE approval.

June 8 2011 - Products

Night-Tech Halogen Bulb Design

PIAA

Night-Tech technology combines a higher proportion of inert gases with a new filament material to create a halogen bulb that delivers up to 90 percent more light than a conventional halogen bulb and a 50-percent longer life span, according to the company.

Unlike standard LED lamps that aim the bulb straight out forward, the PIAA 530 LED lamp aims its LEDs at the reflector.

June 8 2011 - Products

530 LED Fog Lamp Kit

PIAA

PIAA Corporation USA has introduced the new PIAA 530 LED Fog Lamp Kit that features the beam control of a halogen lamp with the low power consumption and durability of an LED lamp.

Snap-on’s 14.4 Volt Cordless Drill (CDR4450) offers more power and performance with an ergonomic over-molded cushion grip and over-sized trigger.

June 8 2011 - Products

14.4 Volt Cordless Drill

Snap-on

Featuring a glass-filled nylon housing and industrial strength gear train, the Snap-on 14.4 Volt Cordless Drill (CDR4450) has an over-size trigger and one-hand forward/reverse switch for ease of use and longer tool life.

The system comes in a compact, water-resistant storage bag that easily fits inside the vehicle. It includes everything needed to handle the first response to a hazardous spill situation.

June 8 2011 - Products

Transportation Spill Kit

Oil Eater

The new Oil Eater Transportation Spill Kit is an all-in-one professional grade emergency clean-up system for hazardous chemical spills that helps to comply with DOT requirements.

The SP-85SS offers a 160-lb. capacity and is capable of spreading bagged rock salt and pelletized material.

June 8 2011 - Products

Walk-Behind Broadcast Spreader with Stainless Steel Frame

SnowEx

SnowEx introduces the SP-85SS walk-behind broadcast spreader, which comes with a stainless steel frame. This new feature helps eliminate rust issues on the frame, while the hopper is protected by corrosion-resistant polyethylene construction.

The Sno Blower line includes two models: The BL72S (74.5 inches wide by 38.5 inches high) and the BL78S (38.5 inches high by 80.5 inches wide).

June 8 2011 - Products

Sno Blower Skid Steer Attachments

Pro-Tech

The Sno Blowers are ideal for quickly moving large amounts of snow, especially when stacking or piling the snow is not an option, according to Pro-Tech.

The all-new hydraulic lift specifically designed for commercial panel vans.

June 8 2011 - Products

Cantilever Series

Tommy Gate

Tommy Gate announced the launch of its Cantilever Series, the all-new hydraulic lift specifically designed for commercial panel vans, including the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Nissan NV, and Chevrolet Express.

June 1 2011 - Products

LED 4x6 Low Beam Headlamp

Dialight

Dialight, an LED lighting technology company, announced the addition of the new LED Low Beam 4”x6” Headlamp to its growing line of SAE/DOT approved LED lighting products.

Security Top Model

June 1 2011 - Products

Load'N'Go Security Top

Fleetwest

The Load'N'Go Security Top is a steel transferable service body, which universally fits Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet, and GM 3/4-ton pickup trucks.

Mitsubishi Fuso Canter's at the Port of San Diego.

June 1 2011 - Products

Canter FE/FG Series

Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) has announced that new FUSO 2012 model Canter FE Series medium-duty commercial trucks began arriving from Japan at ports in Baltimore, Jacksonville, Fla., San Diego, and Tacoma, Wash., in April.

June 1 2011 - Products

Rumber Truck Products

Rumber

Rumber chock blocks are used in commercial, industrial, recreational, and military settings in a variety of applications. They come in a standard 8” size, but custom lengths are also available by the inch.

June 1 2011 - Products

Two-Stage Service Vehicle Compressors

Jenny Products, Inc.

Jenny Products, Inc. offers a line of two-stage service vehicle compressors. The line includes five models, each designed, tested and proven to meet the demands of various users and applications, such as service centers, equipment dealers and construction professionals.

Snap-on Software Bundle 11.2

June 1 2011 - Products

Software Bundle 11.2

Snap-On

Snap-on announces its new Software Bundle 11.2 is packed with more driveability coverage than ever before, to give shop owners and technicians the answers that they need to master the unknown and keep jobs within their repair shop.

May 24 2011 - Products

K900 Portable Vehicle Lift

Herkules

Herkules Equipment Corporation offers its K900P, a portable vehicle lift. This lift is equipped with a hitch, handle, and wheels, which allow a technician to move the lift to wherever it's needed.

May 23 2011 - Products

TeleNav Asset Tracker

Verizon Wireless and TeleNav Inc.

The product provides enterprise customers, utilizing location-based services (LBS) enabled wireless devices, with near real-time location information, as well as critical activity alerts, for cargo, delivery trucks or other mobile assets.

Meyer Skid Steer

May 23 2011 - Products

Skid Steer

Meyer

Meyer Products offers a Lot Pro snowplow that can easily be added to a wide variety of skid steers making them ideal for plowing snow or ice in confined areas, driveways or commercial applications.

Leyman SLP Hide-a-Way Lift

May 23 2011 - Products

SLP Hide-A-Way

Leyman Liftgates

The SLP is the first heavy-duty wedge-style tuckunder large steel platform in the industry.

1000 Series Body & Hoist Package

May 23 2011 - Products

1000 Series Body & Hoist Package

Crysteel Manufacturing

Crysteel offers a specialized 10' body and hoist package designed to fit contractors needs with clean lines and traditional features.

Defender Coupler

May 23 2011 - Products

Defender Goosneck Trailer Coupler

Defender

The Defender gooseneck trailer coupler has an integrated lock, automatic latch, and cone-shaped coupler.

HSC1 Tire

May 23 2011 - Products

HSC1 and HDC1

Continental Tire the Americas

During a special customer event at its Proving Grounds in Uvalde, Texas, Continental Tire the Americas, LLC launched two new medium radial truck tires to complete its suite of products for construction and severe duty trucking applications.

Rumber Crane

May 23 2011 - Products

Crane Trucks

Rumber

Rumber's strength and durability make it ideal for use by crane trucks in commercial, monument, brick & tile, and pre-cast industry settings.

May 19 2011 - Products

EnPak Integrated Air Compressor and Pump With Auto Start/Stop

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s EnPak truck-integrated, engine-driven generator, air compressor and hydraulic pump now features a standard Auto Start/Stop functionality.

Steelweld F-150 MidBox

May 18 2011 - Products

Ford F-150 MidBox

Steelweld

When looking for a flexible, yet customizable storage system for the back of your truck that combines maximum security with optimum convenience...look no further than Steelweld's MidBox.

Snap-on Power Tool Rack

May 18 2011 - Products

Power Tool Rack

Snap-on

Snap-on's new power tool rack (KAS12PWRPV) was created to increase technicians' efficiency and assist with the growing use of cordless power tools in their repair shops.


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