Under an agreement with Flying J travel plazas, Continental Tire North America (CTNA) will provide premium truck tires to Flying J's J-Care Service Centers nationwide. J-Care Service Centers provide full-service truck repairs, lube and oil changes, tire care and truck washes.
IdleAire Technologies Corp. has been awarded a patent protecting the company's method of providing heating, cooling, and convenience services, including cable TV, phone service, computer connection and electrical power, to parked trucks. The IdleAire system provides creature comforts via a window-mounting service console that allows drivers to shut off their engines while they rest.
Chicago Rawhide has released a new Heavy Duty Truck Wheel Application Catalog supplement that includes products from SKF and Chicago Rawhide. Featured are the brand new Scotseal Plus XL seals and SKF bearings for GMC Topkick, Chevrolet Kodiak and Isuzu F-Series medium duty trucks.
Mack has introduced a new Customer Loyalty Program for independent operators who finance a new Mack truck through Mack Commercial Finance. The Mack Commercial Finance portfolio features information on services geared to helping truck owners simplify the business aspects of their operation, including credit card purchasing tools, insurance products and compliance. Go to www.macktrucks.com
The new Spicer Brake Shoe Wall Chart features all current brake shoes offered by Spicer, as well as all-makes brake shoe identification. The chart — item number UHB3042-CVSP — can be ordered at: www.truck.eaton.com/na/literature/products/litform.pdf.
Volvo's '03 VHD vocational truck boasts a redesigned interior to offer drivers a more comfortable environment, even in tough work conditions. New features in clude a wraparound dash with easy access to controls and a new message display.
Raytheon Co. and Paris-based Valeo have formed a joint venture called Valeo Raytheon Systems to develop and produce a variety of car-truck safety systems. Products will include vehicle blind spot detection, back assist and collision warning systems for Europe and North America.