Hot Stuff & Cool Services – December 2020/January 2021
Protection at the pump
The WeatherTech Fuel Glove is a gas and diesel protection glove that helps to safeguard your health while you fill up your tank. Using FastFit style and a textured Armortex grip, the glove protects hands from germs, dirt and fuel found on pump handles. The FastFit style features a slip-on open cuff that allows users to slip the glove on before pumping their fuel and off once their tank is filled up. The textured Armortex Grip displaces any liquids on the fuel pump handle, enhancing gripping power on wet or oily surfaces. The Fuel Glove also features a unique two-piece palm design that eliminates any kind of material bunching, and the pinched fingertip construction improves strength and durability. The glove is machine washable and is available in five sizes. For more information and to order, visit WeatherTech.com or 800-441-6287.
Safe, easy truck and trailer entry
The HighRise folding rear-entry step is an innovative accessory for semi-trailers, box trucks and flat decks. Constructed of high-strength, 7-gauge steel with high traction treads and a 600-pound workload limit, the step provides safer, easier access to the rear cargo area. The ergonomic design of the HighRise step also helps to reduce strain. The step easily bolts onto virtually any 4-inch bumper beam and features an auto-stowing design to prevent the step from being damaged when backing up. The counterbalanced design keeps the step in the stowed position while the truck is in motion. For more information and to order, visit RetracMirrors.com or call 877-287-8634.
Bunkside device charging
The Couchlet is a dual USB charger designed to power up devices in the most convenient spot – right on the sofa or on your bunk, whichever you prefer. The wedge-shaped design fits into crevices between cushions or under a mattress so there’s no more need to stretch the cable or awkwardly twist yourself to use your phone or other devices while they charge. Super-slim and lightweight, the low-voltage Couchlet features a fold-out leg for extra stability and a detachable 6-foot USB cable that uses wall AC outlets for power. Visit TheGrommet.com for more information and to order.
That’s one hot LED
The new 4- x 6-inch heated LED headlight from United Pacific Industries is ideal for cold and snowy weather. The replacement headlight features a heating system that automatically de-ices the headlight according to the ambient temperature. It is constructed of a heavy-duty aluminum housing and features a durable glass lens. DOT-approved, the headlight is available in high beam and low beam, with a choice of either a chrome or black inner liner. The 12-24 VDC light has 1,000 lumens with a 20-watt low beam and 1,200 lumens with the 24-watt high beam. It has a standard H4-style connector plug for easy plug and play installation. For more information and to locate a dealer, visit UPTruckParts.com or call 800-790-6988.
What’s lost can be found
Perfect for automotive repairs, the RAK Magnetic Pickup Tool with LED lights from RAK Pro Tools makes it easier to retrieve dropped items such as nuts, bolts and screws that may be unreachable by hand. Featuring a powerful magnetic head and a strong magnetic base, the tool is an ideal hands-free tool when placed onto a magnetic surface. The 360 degree flexible telescoping neck is extendable to 22 inches for maneuvering into hard-to-reach places while three super-bright LED lights illuminate the dark, tight spots for greater visibility. The tool is powered by four LR44 batteries and is backed by a one-year guarantee. Visit RAKProTools.com for more information and to order.
Your friend on the road
Huckleberry’s Hammer three-in-one flatbed/tow tool from Swisher is a multitool invented by a lifetime trucker. The 19-inch tool combines three essential tools – hammer, chisel and retractable, locking hook – into one tool that helps you to operate more efficiently and reduce or eliminate back and shoulder injuries. It acts as a “third hand” for dozens of truck and trailer applications, including pushing straps, chains, etc. Huckleberry’s Hammer can be collapsed to put in a duffel bag or backpack for easy storage and is available in four colors. Visit SwisherInc.com or call 800-222-8183 for more information and to order.
Check out more truck products in last issue’s Hot Stuff & Cool Services.