June 2012

Overdrive Magazine | Trucking Business News & Owner Operator Info

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severe service | equipment & news Standard onboard scale uses touchscreen avoid overloading and enhance trailer longevity. The screen also gives access to Settings and the Alarm feature. The scale itself is configured with an LED alarm lamp that indicates the user-set threshold On-board scale manufacturer Air-Weigh's QuickLoad Trailer Scale now comes standard on all Sidump'r trailers. The QuickLoad scale fea- tures an icon-based touchscreen display showing weight on the axle group within 300 pounds to for maximum load, allowing accurate loading without the driver ever leaving the cab. Sidump'r reps cited a growing diversity of products hauled by its customers as the need for a stan- dard tool of the type offered in the QuickLoad scale. Sidump'r, sidumpr.com Rugged, lightweight mixer Navistar's Continental Mixers' new lightweight integrated mixer utilizes proprietary high-strength steel formulated for concrete mix- ers. The new design will deliver a nearly 2,000-pound weight savings compared to comparably spec'd 10.5-yard mixers. Optional ZF gear- box integrates the hydraulic pump in the gearbox housing. They're available on International WorkStar (pictured) and PayStar chassis. Continental Mixers, continentalmixers.com Machine mover Haul heavy road-building equipment with either of Rogers' Blacktop Series' two new trailer designs: the Gentle Riser (pictured) or the Sloper. The Riser features a 16-degree angle of incline from the deck to the rear frame and is available in 35- to 60-ton capacities with 22 to 28 feet of deck. Optional fea- tures include a 20-inch loaded deck height and a three-foot rear ledge with a bumper stop. The Sloper's continuous, five-degree and extra-long sloping deck contains a rear exten- sion and makes it easy to haul two pavers in a single move. It's available in capacities up to 140 tons. Both units feature a self-lifting gooseneck and self-aligning beam hook connection. Rogers Trailers, rogerstrailers.com NEWS IN BRIEF: In addition to a standard 12-month/100,000-mile limited warranty, SelecTrucks' new pre-owned truck certi- fication will include a 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee. If the owner is unsatisfied with the used truck, SelecTrucks will exchange it for another within 30 days of purchase. Visit selectrucks.com 46 OVERDRIVE JUNE 2012 TIRE SURVIVES SEVERE PUNISHMENT Mid-America Trucking Show attendees drove 367 nail holes into a Goodyear G394 SST wide- base trailer tire at the tire manufacturer's booth — without any impact on inflation. Puncture-sealing DuraSeal technology built into the tire prevented it from losing inflation pressure, results that com- pany spokesman Tim Miller called "eye-popping." The industry's only OEM built-in tire sealant, which works on punctures up to a quar- ter inch in the tread area, is available for drive and trailer tires for over-the- road applications, plus in all-position tires for mixed service and waste-haul applications. Goodyear, Shell Lubricants' new My Miles Matter loyalty program allows members to earn reward miles by purchasing select Shell Rotella products and servic- es. Those miles can then be redeemed for rewards, including gift cards to popu- lar restaurants and retailers as well as merchandise geared towards truckers and their interests. Visit mymilesmatter.com

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