Published: February 2012
1 Tie-Down Strap > Lawson-USA TitanStraps are made of high-performance polyurethane injected with a 10-year UV protectant. They are supple in cold temperatures (down to –20°F), have many holes along the length of the stretchy strap for adjustability and an aggressive pull tab for use with winter gloves. The high-visiblity orange straps are unbreakable up to 206 lbs., will not absorb water or freeze, and can be daisy-chained together.
2 Van > Mercedes-Benz Sprinter crew van seats up to five workers. It has 3,187 lbs. of payload capacity and up to 380 cu. ft. of cargo space and the bench seat is removable. The side door entry opening is 6 ft. by 4 ft. 3 in. and the rear doors open 270 degrees. The Adaptive Electronic Stability Program helps maintain stability and vehicle control by adjusting to conditions on the road and weight of the payload.
3 Video Surveillance Solution > Genetec’s Omnicast IP video surveillance system for onboard mass transit applications has native IP capabilities for real-time video monitoring and automatic video transfer using wireless connectivity over Wi-Fi or cellular networks. Open architecture enables custom design one component at a time. Users can choose server- or nonserver-based option or go serverless. The solution can manage multiple video-stream qualities and support many video compressions, including H.264.
4 Fleet Tracking Software > NexTraq Fleet Tracking platform provides 24/7 access to fleet data to ensure that users are able to identify the nearest driver to respond quickly to service requests. The suite of applications—Fleet Dispatch, Fleet Metrics and Fleet Mobile—enables users to manage their fleets efficiently. In emergency situations, users can quickly notify their drivers of the location and give customers peace of mind with accurate ETAs. The information from the GPS vehicle-tracking capabilities is available on PCs, smartphones and tablets.
5 Truck Boxes > Knaack LLC/Weather Guard Truck Equipment’s Hi-Side truck boxes have a gutter design that channels rain and snow off the box to keep its contents dry. They have a drill-resistant lock core and an attachment at the rear of each box to secure or lock down tools and supplies in the truck bed. The top-mounted removable parts bin keeps parts organized. Toolless quick-release doors open from 90 degrees to 180 degrees for unrestricted access.
6 Ignition Switch > Cole Hersee’s high-amperage capacity 75920 master disconnect switch protects vehicles from tampering, theft and battery drain. The 95060 Series ignition switches include a single key code model and lever ignition switches. Each is made with an engineered plastic body that prevents corrosion and is designed to resist adverse conditions. They have an integral sealed connector and an available pigtail harness.
7 Ladder Rack > Masterack’s lightweight VersaRack for full-size pickup trucks adjusts to fit virtually all sizes and models of pickup trucks. It weighs 55 lbs., has a capacity of 800 lbs. and is constructed of aluminum and Kevlar. It installs on many vehicles with a drill using an optional PocketLok system.
8 Truck Box > Daws Better Built’s wheel-well box with drawers wraps over the wheel well of a truck to increase the secure storage space in the bed. The universal design accomodates a variety of truck styles. It can be mounted on the passenger or driver side. It has an adjustable striker, and a shock lifts the lid automatically when the latch is opened.
9 Van > Freightliner’s Sprinter 3500 high-roof 170-in. WB Ext cargo van has an interior height of 78.2 sq. in. and a maximum payload of 3,777 lbs. It has a 180-in.- long cargo bed and a 547-cu.-ft. cargo capacity. The independent front suspension has reinforced leaf springs.
10 Truck Rack System > System One’s tradesman package includes a contractor rack, four sliding cargo anchors, four ladder/stop anchors, four work winches, two accessible toolboxes, two pairs of toolbox hangers, two stowaway drawers and a set of eight drawer dividers. The package is available for 8-ft. standard cab, short-bed extended cab, 8-ft. bed extended-cab, short-bed standard cab and mini pickups
11 Truck Box > Delta PRO’s aluminum trailer tongue box is ruggedly built with a beveled-edge lid. It has a fully adjustable lid striker, a leakproof stainless-steel paddle handle and an offset gas spring lid lift. It is available with bright or diamond brite black finish. The Gear-Lock locking system, heavily-reinforced RSL lids and high-strength body will resist more than 1,000 lbs. of prying force.
12 Hitch > Valley Industries’ pintle with hitch ball is used for specialty towing needs with lunette eye. It has a spring-loaded latch with safety pin and chain. The bolt pattern is 3½-in.-by-1¾-in. for ½-in. bolts. Towing capacity ranges from 2,000 to 10,000 lbs. The Grade 8 hardware kit must be ordered separately.
13 Ramps > Werner’s R522 folding arched ramps are designed for both high- and low-clearance vehicles. Lock-down straps secure ramps to the vehicle, and ramps easily hook together for small wheelbases. Two ramps are included, and no assembly is required. Extra strong double-walled hinges and a transition plate at the bottom pivots for smooth loading. Ramps fold and lock for easy transporting. They have a 1,500-lb. load capacity per pair and 750 lbs. evenly distributed load capacity per ramp.