The 2009 print and web-based product catalog from Grote Industries is now available. More than 2,800 parts as well as 452 new products are included in the 266-page edition. The catalog includes color-coded sections to quickly locate information. In addition, three new sections have been added: tools and repair, military lighting and European-approved lighting. There is also a non-12-volt index to identify products that operate with 6-, 24- or multi-volt amperages. An electronic version is also available. Go to the web site to download high-resolution versions of individual sections.
A line of LED replacement lights for commercial truck operations has been released by Alliance Parts. The LEDs are available for stop, turn and tail lights as well as backup elements for most heavy-duty vehicle makes and models. The lights come with a 1-yr./unlimited mileage warranty and are packaged for individual sale. The company sells new and remanufactured parts and accessories that are available at more than 1,000 locations in North America. Alliance Parts is an operation of Daimler Trucks North America.
Glacier Computer is shipping its Ridgeline T100 tablet computer. Optimized for data-collection applications, including shop floor, customer service and freight operations, it uses Microsoft's Windows CE operating system. Boasting an 8.4-in. color LCD display with resistive touchscreen, the computer includes wireless communication. Bluetooth technology is also available.
Used-truck retailer Arrow Truck Sales has announced a 4-yr./400,000-mi. comprehensive engine warranty on pre-owned units. Arrow said the program “provides extended protection for the purchaser who wants to take the worry out of buying used.” It is available on 2005 and newer Volvo VNL models with fewer than 500,000 mi. and includes full coverage.