Heavy Duty Trucking

AUG 2014

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www.truckinginfo.com AUGUST 2014 • HDT 101 on car safety for four-wheeled fleet vehicles. Eight new Pro-Tread courses have been created, including hazmat communication rules, hazmat loading and placarding, railroad safety, and avoiding fixed objects. The mobile courses are browser-based so any type of phone with Internet access can see the information. Lastly, to be more compatible with smartphones, Adobe Flash has been phased out from the program. Circle 347 on Reader Action Card or go to www.hdt.hotresponse.com 2015 Road Atlas created specifically for commercial drivers R and McNally has released the 2015 edition of the Motor Carriers' Road Atlas, a guide for over-the-road and other large-vehicle drivers. The 2015 atlas, which was updated with new routes and critical state safety information by cross- referencing Rand McNally's IntelliRoute devices, fea- tures content specifically tailored to the needs of the com- mercial truck driver. The 2015 Motor Carriers' Road Atlas is available in paperback format, in a spiral-bound, laminated Deluxe version, as well as a Large Scale edition. Circle 348 on Reader Action Card or go to www.hdt.hotresponse.com n models are initially being offered with self-leveling, wedge-style platforms (either extruded aluminum or steel treadplate), lifting capacities of 2,500 or 3,000 pounds, and bed extensions fitting either 96- or 102-inch-wide bodies. Circle 345 on Reader Action Card or go to www.hdt.hotresponse.com Davco re-engineered Fuel Pro 483 D avco has revamped the Fuel Pro 483 fuel filter/water separator to include engine coolant as a heat source. This re-engineered Fuel Pro 483 has the same footprint as the cur- rent model, but new internal passages and four coolant ports allow warm engine coolant to act a heat source to prevent water freezing in the separa- tor. The Fuel Pro 483 features three heating options: 12V and 24V pre- heating, 120V overnight heating, and coolant heat, which uses the engine coolant as the heat source when the truck is on the road. Circle 346 on Reader Action Card or go to www.hdt.hotresponse.com Pro-Tread courses available on mobile devices I nstructional Technologies now offers every Pro-Tread course on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and the browsers of in-cab electronic com- munication and tracking devices. The online training program also updated four of its hazmat courses, including a railroad crossing safety course for trucks and three courses 9,281 to 9,490 pounds. The NPR-XD crew cab will be available in 150- and 176-inch wheelbases and will provide a body/payload allowance ranging from 8,711 to 8,779 pounds. Powering the NPR-XD will be the Isuzu 4HK1-TC 5.2-liter tur- bocharged diesel engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, which will deliver 215 horsepower and 452 pounds-feet of torque at 1,850 rpm. The engine carries a B10 durability of 310,000 miles, which, according to the manufacturer, means that 90% of engines should reach that mileage before requiring an overhaul. Circle 344 on Reader Action Card or go to www.hdt.hotresponse.com Tommy Gate Tuckunder Series liftgate W oodbine Manufacturing, pro- ducer of Tommy Gate hydrau- lic lifts, now offers a brand-new Tuck- under Series liftgate for flatbed, stake, and van bodies. The TKT model liftgates are the first tuck-under-style liftgates ever produced by Tommy Gate. They incorporate a wide-arm, dual-cylinder design along with numerous installation, operation, and service features to maximize both op- erator and upfitter convenience. TKT

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