USA Made Jacks – Safe, Smart and American Made

Ryder® Fleet Products offers a wide variety of professional lifting equipment and carry both imported models and made in the USA models. With the July 4th holidays just around the corner, we decided to feature our made in the USA Jacks this month.

We regularly receive calls from customers inquiring about certain features of a jack – such as its’ capacity,  its’ material,  its  compliance with ASME/PALD, etc. But another popular question we frequently here is “Is it made in the USA?”

The country of origin  is an important consideration for many, and especially for military and government organizations. Some companies specify that a certain percentage of their purchases be made in the USA and want to know which products meet the requirements of the Buy American Act and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Other individuals, maintenance shops and fleets simply like to buy products made in America when they can.  We hope this guide will help with your choices of lifting equipment.

What is the Buy American Act and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)?

The Buy American Act was passed in 1933 by Congress and signed by President Hoover on March 3, 1933 and required the United States government to prefer U.S.-made products in its purchases. The Buy American Act and the Federal Acquisition Regulation require that a product has at least 51% of USA content.¹

Depending on the manufacturer, all of the jacks we have highlighted below either comply with the Buy American Act and FAR or is manufactured or assembled in the USA or North America, or assembled in the US with US and Global components.

Where Can I Find Jack Stands Made in USA?

Ryder® Fleet Products offers USA-made Jack Stands from Norco Industries and Hein-Warner – from 3 ton stands suitable for working on automobiles and small trailers to a pair of 25 ton stands capable of supporting a fully-loaded trailer.

Capacity  Application Manufacturer
25 ton Low Profile Jack Stands Great for fleet and maintenance garages where low profile stands are needed to support trucks and loaded trailers. nor81225 Norco Industries
10 ton Low Profile Jack Stands Useful for supporting trucks, trailers, and agricultural equipment tp81208 Norco Industries
10 ton Medium Profile Jack Stands The medium profile design allows more clearance than the low profile stands when supporting trucks, trailers, and agricultural equipment. nor81209 Norco Industries
10 ton Heavy Duty Tall  Jack Stands For fleet garages, trucks, trailers, agricultural and construction maintenance shops where a pin type height adjustment column is desired. nor81210_ Norco Industries
20 ton Trailer Stabilizer Jack Stand Stabilizes and assists in supporting the front or rear of a loaded or unloaded tractor-less trailer. tp81022A.jpg Norco Industries
3 ton Jack Stands For automobiles, small trailers and small tractors. OMEHW93503 Hein-Werner
25 ton Pin Style Jack Stands Ideal for fleet, agricultural, and construction maintenance OMEHW93526 Hein-Werner

Floor Jacks Made in USA

Hein-Werner dominates this category with their selection of 2 ton, 3 ton and 10 ton floor jacks. Their 2 ton jack, the “True Blue”, has been a long-time favorite of military, government and private sectors.

Capacity  Application Manufacturer
TRUE BLUE 2 ton Floor Jack For lifting small to medium-sized cars OMEHW93642 Hein-Werner
3 ton Floor Jack For lifting mid to full sized cars, vans and SUVs. Heavy duty frame suitable for the professional technician. OMEHW93652 Hein-Werner
10 ton Air/Manual Floor Jack Lifts trucks, trailers, and buses by the axle, differential, or frame. OMEHW93662 Hein-Werner

Transmission Jacks Made in USA

Whether you work with light truck or heavy duty transmissions, these USA-made transmission jacks help make the job of removing and installing transmissions safer and more secure.

Capacity  Application Manufacturer
1.5 ton Heavy Duty Transmission Jack For use with heavy truck transmissions. Great for truck dealers, maintenance and heavy duty transmission repair shops. nor72000_ Norco Industries
½ ton Telescoping Air/Hydraulic Transmission Jack Combines air and hydraulic power for maximum speed and accuracy. Ideal for  professional technicians looking to increase shop productivity. OMEHW93720 Hein-Werner

Cranes, Wheel Dollys, and Lifts Made in USA

Capacity  Application Manufacturer
1500 lb Engine Load Leveler Attaches to a crane to position automobile and light truck engines and other vehicle components. nor78115 Norco Industries
3 ton Electro/Hydraulic Floor Crane For lifting heavy items including removal and installation of diesel engines and transmissions. nor78605A.jpg Norco Industries
6000 lb Auto Dolly Use to easily move cars, trucks, ATV’s, boats, trailers and lawn equipment. MERM998002.jpg  Merrick Machine Company
8.5 Ton Long Reach Air Lift For truck, bus, farm equipment and motor home applications where a long reach jack is required to lift at the vehicle bumper, frame or front axle. nor82995 Norco Industries
Wheel Dollys (pair)  For the safe moving of wheels around the workshop floor. ALC77788 ALC Keysco

About Norco Industries

Norco Industries has been engineering and manufacturing safe, reliable, high-quality products for the professional repair marketplace since 1964. In align with their tagline “When Safety Depends on Performance”, you won’t find a cheap, throw-away jack with the Norco name. You’ll find a product you are confident with that exceeds your expectations. In fact, Norco is the number one brand requested and used by our Ryder® maintenance shops for professional lifting and hydraulic products.

On a side note – in addition to offering  USA-made jacks, Norco also offers a lower-priced imported version for those with budget constraints. The imported versions have the same quality design and go through the same product testing as their made in America counterpart but are made in China. The imported products will have an “i” at the end of the manufacturer number. (for example, 72000E is the USA Made version of their 1.5 ton heavy duty transmission jack; the imported version is 72000Ei)

About Hein-Werner

Originally a part of the Marquette and Lincoln Automotive line, Hein-Werner became a division of SFA in 2003, after struggling several years to find a new home. SFA, a leading distributor of hydraulic lift equipment in the US and Canada, has worked to bring the Hein-Werner brand back to its former glory. The brand is once again manufactured or assembled in the USA and still delivers the same dependability and rugged design that earned it the status of a classic, tried-and-true American brand.


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Tire Pressure, Tire Tread and Overall Tire Safety – How to Prepare for Roadcheck 2016.

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ROADCHECK 2016 – SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON TIRE SAFETY
Roadcheck is an annual event sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), North America’s leading commercial vehicle enforcement organization. Within a 3-day period, 10,000 CVSA and FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) inspectors conduct roadside inspections at more than 1,500 locations. The goal of this event is to increase safety and security on the highways and reduce the number of crashes involving commercial vehicles. The 2016 Annual Roadcheck event will take place June 7-9, 2016.

Each year, emphasis is placed on  a specific area of compliance and this year it is Tire Safety. This includes measuring the tire tread depth, checking tire pressure, checking to make sure that no items are lodged between dual tires, and inspecting the overall condition of the tire.

Having reliable tire safety tools in your vehicle makes it easy and inexpensive to check the health of your tires when traveling or performing pre-and post-trip driver inspections.

The vehicle inspection will also include checking items such as the braking system, cargo securement, coupling devices, exhaust systems, frame, fuel system, truck and trailer lighting, steering mechanism, driveline/driveshaft, suspension, wheels and rims, and windshield wipers.

WHO NEEDS TO COMPLY?
All commercial motor vehicles (trucks, buses, and motor coaches), plus all CMV drivers of those vehicles, could be subject to a roadside inspection.

WHY IS COMPLIANCE CRITICAL:
Aside from the obvious safety reasons, violations can affect your CSA scores. CSA measures safety performance by violations, and scores can be attached to either the driver, the company, or both. In order to get and keep a good CSA score, it is necessary to sharply reduce safety violations under CSA’s Vehicle Maintenance BASIC Category.

STATISTICS FROM ROADCHECK 2015:
• Approximately 1000 vehicles were inspected every hour
• 82.5% of the vehicles passed the inspection
• 95% of the drivers passed the inspection
• The most common vehicle violation is trailer lighting. “Operating vehicle not having the required operator lamps”
• Other common vehicle violations were: Tire tread depth below 2/32, brake out of adjustment, oil or grease leak, brake hose not secured against damage, and  cargo securement.

WHAT CAN I DO TO BE PREPARED?
To help prepare for the tire safety inspections that will be emphasized during this year’s inspection blitz, be sure to have a reliable tire pressure gauge and a tire tread depth gauge on hand.  Ryder Fleet Products carries high quality pencil type air gauges, digital tire pressure gauges, dial gauges, and tools to measure tire tread depth.

Download  the Tips for Avoiding Tire Violations pdf from International Roadcheck.

For additional training resources to help ensure your vehicles and drivers are prepared to pass a comprehensive inspection, such as Roadcheck 2016, we’ve gathered some of our top educational choices from safety expert J.J. Keller that can help you protect your safety reputation, CSA BASIC scores, and bottom line.

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Roadside Inspections: A Driver’s Guide – DVD Training is specifically tailored for drivers and carriers to help them pass roadside inspections, and covers the following topics:
– Roadside inspections – who conducts them and why
– The Six Levels of Inspections
– How drivers should prepare for a roadside inspection
– How drivers should prepare their vehicles for a roadside inspection
– How drivers should conduct themselves during a roadside inspection
– CVSA out-of-service criteria
– Results and consequences of a failed roadside inspection

The CSA Handbook – A Complete Guide for CMV Drivers is the only handbook that covers all information CMV interstate truck and bus drivers need to operate successfully under CSA. Provides fingertip access to explanations of the seven BASICs, severity tables, and tips for avoiding the most common violations. Explains how to prepare for roadside inspections, rights during inspection, what not to do, and steps to take after inspection.

CSA Roadside Lighting Repair Kit No vehicle should be on the road without a quick and easy roadside repair kit. This kit includes what you need to get them back on the road with legal lamps as quickly as possible.

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Are your vehicles inspection-ready? And your drivers, too? If not, either or both could be placed out of service. And that can lead to a multitude of negative consequences, including delayed shipments, lost revenue, a tarnished company image, loss of customers, DOT penalties, and a hit to your CSA BASIC scores.


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Free Sunex Tool Offers from Ryder Fleet Products.

 

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Save on tools wherever you see our “Stock Your Toolbox” icon! Let Ryder Fleet Products help you stock your toolbox faster, easier and sometimes free!

Ring in 2016 with Ryder Fleet Products and a resolution to enjoy huge savings and great deals on these car, van, and truck jacks from Sunex.

The following offers are valid until February 29, 2016 or while supplies last.  No promo code needed. Free item will be automatically sent with your order.


Air Hydraulic Truck Jack – 22 Ton

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Buy this 22 Ton Air Hydraulic Truck Jack  (SUN6722) and receive a 1″ Drive Impact Wrench with 6″ Extended Anvil FREE. (A $599.00 value!)

This air hydraulic jack from Sunex features a spring-less design which eliminates weathering and rusting of springs. Provides exceptional versatility with a minimum height of 8.9 and maximum height of 22.0. Three adapter sizes 0.8, 2.4, and 3.9

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Telescoping Transmission Jack

Telescoping Transmission Jack

Looking for a great transmission jack that will handle all passenger car, van, and light truck automotive transmissions? This 1000 lb telescoping transmission jack has a capacity of 1,000 lbs and telescopic two-stage hydraulics for greater lift range, precise load control and rapid lift. The foot-operated pump means the technician is free to use both hands to align the saddle with the transmission. 

Buy this telescoping transmission jack (SUN7793B) and receive a FREE 1,500 lb. capacity Under Hoist Stand with Foot Pedal. (A $120.00 value!) Great for use when positioning exhaust pipes for replacement.

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20 Ton Air Hydraulic Bottle Jack20 ton air hydraulic bottle jack Get a Pneumatic Shop Seat FREE ($75 value) when you purchase this 20 ton Air Hydraulic Bottle Jack (SUN4920CAH) from Ryder Fleet Products.

The Sunex 20 ton Air Hydraulic Bottle Jack can be operated either manually or pneumatically and features a two piece handle for easy pumping. Fitted with a safety valve so you don’t need to worry about overloading

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In addition to these great promotional offers on Sunex car and truck jacks, Ryder Fleet Products also carries a wide selection of heavy duty lifting and hydraulic tools including bottle jacks, engine cranes, engine stands, jack stands, lifts, pallet jacks, service jacks, transmission jacks and transmission jack adapters, truck ramps,and wheel dollys.

SHOP LIFTING AND HYDRAULIC TOOLS NOW >

Just order the product from our website and you will automatically be sent the free item as well as the item you ordered. No promo code or coupon code needed!


 

View our other current promotions on heavy duty tools.


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Air Impact Wrench from Chicago Pneumatic. Buy 3, Get 1 FREE

Free Tools

Save on tools wherever you see our “Stock Your Toolbox” icon! Let Ryder Fleet Products help you stock your toolbox faster, easier and sometimes free!

Ring in 2016 with Ryder Fleet Products and a resolution to enjoy huge savings and great deals on an air impact wrench from Chicago Pneumatic!

The following offer is a great opportunity to get a free 1/2″ drive heavy duty air impact wrench when you purchase three. Offer is valid until February 29, 2016 or while supplies last.  No promo code needed. Free item will be automatically sent with your order.

One of the most common tools found in an automotive repair shop, the air  impact wrench is used daily by technicians to easily remove stubborn or rusted bolts or to tighten them very tightly. They are also commonly used in manufacturing and construction.

Chicago Pneumatic works closely with the automotive industry to get to know the unique needs of maintaining car and truck fleets. They are known for making durable industrial user-friendly tools that provide you with ergonomics and safety features.

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Air Impact Wrench – Chicago Pneumatic  (CPT734H)

If you’re a technician or fleet maintenance manager, you know that you can’t have too many Air Impact Wrenches around the shop. With this special offer, you’ll receive one FREE with the purchase of 3.

Buy three 1/2″ Drive Heavy Duty Air Impact Wrenches – Get one FREE

  • One handed reverse button with 4 positive power settings.
  • Compact and ergonomic with a comfortable, secure rubber grip
  • Features DYNA-PACT oil batch clutch – great for use on hard joints with smooth operation
  • Versatile – ideal for all general repairs and maintenance applications

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You’ll also find many other Chicago Pneumatic tools available online from Ryder Fleet Products. These are the high quality tools automotive technicians prefer – offered at prices to help you lower overall running and operating costs.  Search our site for other Chicago Pneumatic tools including  heavy duty hammer kits, torque wrenches, air hammers, sander kits, angle grinders, air ratchets, and air drills.

SHOP CHICAGO PNEUMATIC TOOLS NOW >

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Save 10% on a TPMS this Holiday Season

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This holiday season, enjoy a TPMS discount of 10% (with promo code TST10holiday) on a Truck System Technologies (TST) Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Includes all TST products including TPMS systems for trucks and RVs as well as tire pressure sensors for existing systems, and repeaters (to ensure consistent reception on long vehicles) for trucking applications with 10 or more tires or an RV with a trailer.

Make your holiday travels safer by having the tire pressure and temperature automatically monitored as your drive. We all know how weather can greatly affect the pressure in your tires – hot temperatures can cause tires to overinflate; cold temperatures can cause them to dangerously deflate. Deflated (or soft) tires force a vehicle to work harder which causes extra wear and tear and reduces fuel economy. Underinflated tires can also affect your Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS) or Traction Control Systems (TCS).

Trailer Life Readers Choice AwardsTST is a leader in truck and RV tire pressure monitoring systems and were awarded the 2015 Reader’s Choice Award by Trailer Life Magazine. Trailer Life covers recreational vehicles, tow vehicles and everything that goes with them. The annual Readers’ Choice Awards honors products that RVers choose as their favorites.

To receive your TPMS 10% discount, enter promo code TST10holiday at checkout. Offer good until December 31, 2015.

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Ryder Fleet Products New Distribution Center To Open Mid-December

Ryder Fleet Products is growing!

At Ryder Fleet Products, we aim to provide our customers with the latest advancements in truck technology and product lines so we endlessly research new technology and product lines to offer. We also know how vital it is that you receive these products in the quickest way possible; and to help shorten this transit time, we have increased our number of distribution centers over the last year from three to five.

To continue our commitment to growing a strong nationwide distribution network, as well as keeping with our mission  to be the “supplier of choice for aftermarket parts, shop supplies and safety items for light, medium and heavy duty vehicles”, we are relocating one of our distribution center warehouses to one that provides us with more space to expand. We are happy to announce that Monday, December 14, 2015, will be the grand opening of our new distribution center in Ontario, CA. This space will replace our warehouse in Santa Fe Springs, CA.

During this transition, items normally shipped out of the Santa Fe Springs location may experience shipping delays as we ship from an alternate warehouse. Customers serviced from our other warehouse locations will not be affected and we are working diligently to keep the disruption to our customers at a minimum.

We look forward to being able to provide you with an even better service from our new location. For your reference, below is a list of our distribution centers:

Lawrenceville, GA (665 Raco Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Douglassville, PA (447 Old Swede Road, Suite 101, Douglassville, PA 19518)
Ontario, CA (5461 Santa Ana Street, Ontario, CA 91761) This location replaces the Santa Fe Springs, CA location
Carrollton, TX (1212 Trend Drive, Carrollton TX 75006)
Portage, IN (6750 Daniel Burnham Drive, Suite C, Portage, IN 46368)

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Gifts for Technicians, Truck and Tool Lovers

Gift IdeasWhat better place to find a vast selection of gift ideas for your family and friends in the trucking industry than at Ryder Fleet Products. Treat them to years of comfort with the gift of an aftermarket air ride truck seat; or help them save time and frustration when completing their driver log books with the gift of an Elog. They’ll appreciate it each time they are able to breeze through a DOT roadside inspection. We anticipate that Elogs, such as the The VDO RoadLog, featured in this gift guide, will be a popular gift this season due to the impending FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) regulation requiring all truck drivers to use an Electronic Logging Device to track their hours of service.

You’ll also find useful gifts at very affordable prices for DIYers, handymen and tool lovers. Choose from our large selection of hand and power tools from the brands they love and use everyday such as Milwaukee, DeWalt, Makita, GearWrench, Solar and Bosch.

Let us help you wrap up your holiday shopping
Locate the perfect gift on our website or start with our holiday gift guide below where you’ll find lots of money-saving promotions and “Buy-This-Get-This-Free” offers. Use the free item to treat yourself or give it as a gift.

All offers are good from November 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015 (or while supplies last). Spend $250 or more and receive FREE shipping.

BuyGet-01Buy this 12 piece metric GearWrench Reversible Combination Ratchet Wrench Set and receive the 4 piece GearWrench Completer Set FREE! A $100 value!


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Buy this 12 piece metric GearWrench Flex Head Combination Ratchet Wrench Set and receive the 4 piece GearWrench Completer Set FREE! A $100 value!


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Buy the GearWrench 16pc Metric Reversible Set and receive the GearWrench set 13pc SAE Reversible set FREE! A $195 value!


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Receive a FREE pocket sized 12V Battery and System Tester ($80 value) with the purchase of any of the following Solar Brand jump starters.

Truck PAC  12/24 Volt Jump Starter TOL SOLES1224
 3000 Peak Amps in 12 Volt mode/1500 Peak Amps in 24 Volt mode

Jump-N-Carry 12/24 Volt Jump Starter TOL SOLJNC1224
3400 Peak Amps in 12 Volt mode/1700 Peak Amps in 24 Volt mode

Jump-N-Carry 12V Jump Starter TOL SOLJNC950
2000 Peak Amps of jump starting power.


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FJC45255: 1 Gauge Professional Booster Cables
25 foot cables; 800 Amp Commercial Grade Clamps

FJC45234: 4 Gauge Booster Cables
20 foot cables; 600 Amp Parrot Style Clamps

FJC45245: 2 Gauge Professional Booster Cables
25 foot cables; 600 Amp Parrot Style Clamps

FJC45265: 2/0 Gauge Professional Booster Cables
25 foot cables; 800 Amp Commercial Grade Clamps

Just order the above tools from our website and you will automatically be sent the free item as well as the item you ordered. No promo code or coupon code needed! However, please note that they may arrive in two separate deliveries.


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Promote a healthy and comfortable driving position with the gift of an aftermarket air ride seat. Fits both medium and heavy duty trucks and buses.  Order by 12/31/2015 and receive a free, rugged, rolling duffle bag complete with the Ryder logo! Free shipping on this item!  View our selection of air ride seats >


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This easy-to-use electronic logbook, the VDO Roadlog, is a popular option for owner operators and small fleets.  Order by 12/31/2015 and receive a free, rugged, rolling duffle bag complete with the Ryder logo!


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The Bosch Heavy Duty Truck Diagnostics System (BOS3824) lets a technician scan, diagnose and repair all makes and models of heavy and medium duty trucks.  Purchase by 12/31/2015 and receive a $150 Visa Gift Card. Add it to your favorite diesel technician’s stocking or use it to keep shopping! Free shipping on this item.


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No promo codes or coupon codes needed. All free items will be automatically sent. Note that the free item may be shipped separately.

As always, you can call our dedicated team of parts experts with any questions at (855) 885-5631. Or feel free to send us an email.

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Check out our extensive selection of tools and other items that DIYers, handymen, car and truck lovers would love to find under the tree this holiday season!

Please feel free to share these offers with your social media friends, as well as with your co-workers, friends, and fellow drivers.

 

Buy One – Get This! Stock Up With These Special Tool Offers.

Free Tools

Save on tools wherever you see our “Stock Your Toolbox” icon! Let Ryder Fleet Products help you stock your toolbox faster, easier and sometimes free!

The following offers begin November 1, 2015.  Whether for yourself or holiday gifts, these freebie offers pack serious tool value to help you expand your own toolbox or help cross items off your holiday shopping list.


OFFERS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1, 2015:
Free battery and system tester promo

 

Valid Dates: November 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015  (or until supplies last)

Receive a FREE Battery and System Tester (TOL SOLBA7) with the purchase of any of the following Solar Brand jump starters.

SOLES1224Truck PAC  12/24 Volt Jump Starter
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The ultimate in versatility, the SOLES1224 switches from 12 Volt to 24 Volt mode with a simple turn of a switch. Perfect for fleet, agricultural and industrial settings where versatile jump starting is needed. 3000 Peak Amps in 12 Volt mode/1500 Peak Amps in 24 Volt mode

 

SOLJNC1224Jump-N-Carry 12/24 Volt Jump Starter
TOL SOLJNC1224
The versatility of 12 and 24 Volt jump starting in a single, heavy-duty unit.  3400 Peak Amps in 12 Volt mode/1700 Peak Amps in 24 Volt mode

 

SOLJNC950Jump-N-Carry 12V Jump Starter
TOL SOLJNC950
Rugged, durable and reliable 12 Volt jump starter for professional applications. Great for fleet, industrial and marine settings.
Delivers 2000 Peak Amps of jump starting power.

 

SOLBA7FREE with the purchase of any of the above:
Solar 12 Volt Electronic Battery and System Tester
TOL SOLBA7 — $80 VALUE!
This pocket sized 12 volt battery tester is small, portable and easy to use. Includes 20” test leads with reverse polarity and over-voltage protection.

 

Just order the product from our website and you will automatically be sent the free item as well as the item you ordered. No promo code or coupon code needed!

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Receive a FREE set of 10 gauge 12’ 250 Amp Light Duty Booster Cables (FJC45215P) with the purchase of any of the following professional duty booster cables:

FJC45255: 1 Gauge Professional Booster Cables
25 foot cables; 800 Amp Commercial Grade Clamps

FJC45234: 4 Gauge Booster Cables
20 foot cables; 600 Amp Parrot Style Clamps

FJC45245: 2 Gauge Professional Booster Cables
25 foot cables; 600 Amp Parrot Style Clamps

FJC45265: 2/0 Gauge Professional Booster Cables
25 foot cables; 800 Amp Commercial Grade Clamps

Just order the product from our website and you will automatically be sent the free item as well as the item you ordered. No promo code or coupon code needed!

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As always, you can call our dedicated team of parts experts with any questions at (855) 885-5631. Or feel free to send us an email.


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Why this newly designed fifth wheel is a must-have for yard truck applications.

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Yard Truck Fifth Wheel by Armor

The Armor fifth wheel, from Fontaine Coupling Solutions, is easier to maintain and faster to rebuild than other yard tractor fifth wheels.

Yard trucks, also referred to as a yard dog, or terminal tractor,  is a semi-tractor designed specifically for moving semi trailers within a freight yard or warehouse facility. Due to the nature of the work, it’s not unusual for a yard truck fifth wheel to be coupled and uncoupled up to 300 times a day (compared to once a day for most over-the-road trucks).  As a result, yard truck fifth wheels demand repairs and rebuilds more frequently than other fifth wheel applications, leading to higher maintenance costs.

To address the rigorous demands that yard trucks place on a fifth wheel, The Fontaine Fifth Wheel Group created a new company to study the yard truck market and to develop a fifth wheel solution specifically for this sector.  Fontaine Coupling Solutions spent several years researching yard truck fifth wheel usage and developed The Armor Fifth Wheel – the first fifth wheel designed to meet a yard truck’s unique needs.

One of the changes made involved repositioning all components away from the edges of the top plate to help shield against kingpin damage; another adaptation was the addition of an anti-high-hitch feature designed to help prevent dropped trailers due to false coupling. This has reduced damage to equipment and freight.

Additionally, all locking components can now be replaced directly from the top without removing the fifth wheel from the truck – cutting rebuild time from 3 hours to as little as 15 minutes.

To learn about additional features that make the Armor fifth wheel more suitable and cost efficient for yard truck applications, you’ll find a helpful overview, including a cost savings calculator and videos, on Fontaine’s website. You can also read their product announcement, “New Fontaine Armor™ Yard Truck Fifth Wheel Provides Greater Capacity with Less Downtime”.  (pdf)

For faster repairs, greater uptime and lower total cost of ownership for your yard truck fifth wheel, shop the selection of Armor fifth wheel products at Ryder Fleet Products. Conveniently order online and we’ll deliver directly to you.The Armor fifth wheel can be easily mounted directly onto a trucks existing bracket. For repairs and rebuilds, we also offer top plates, wear plate kits, pin and bushing kits, trigger assembly kits, stationary jaw kits, lock assembly kits, kingpins, and air cylinders.

As always, you can call our dedicated team of parts experts with any questions at (855) 885-5631. Or feel free to send us an email.

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Truck Driver’s Appreciation Week

Truck Driver AppreciationThis week is National truck drivers week (September 13-19, 2015) and to highlight the significant contributions of the 3.5 million professional truck drivers, we’ve gathered some industry statistics to illustrate how critical this industry is to our everyday lives.

One of my first recollections of the industry and its drivers is from elementary school, riding the school bus home each afternoon. It was a daily thrill when we passed one of the large tractor trailer trucks on the road and all of us on the bus would wave madly out the window to catch the driver’s attention and gesture for them to blow their horn. The drivers always knew just what we wanted and would dutifully oblige by giving us a big smile and reaching up to pull the chain that sounded their massive horn. The drivers were always friendly and made us all smile on our way home.

I didn’t realize then that these were the very people that delivered the food to our grocery store shelves, the latest shoes and clothes we all wanted or the medicine and supplies to our hospitals and pharmacies. I had no idea that some of them may have already driven hundreds of miles by the afternoon or that they wouldn’t be able to return back to their homes for several days.

Here are some more facts and figures about the industry that, though often in the background and at times underappreciated, keeps America seamlessly moving.

Trucker miles driven daily

An over-the-road driver logs an average of 500 miles each day.

Collectively, approximately 421 billion miles are traveled by truck drivers each year, and 152 billion of these miles are from class 6-8 trucks.


Truckers

More than 80% of US communities depend solely on truck drivers to deliver their products.


 

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Truckers deliver 40 million boxes of chocolate each Valentine’s Day,
257 million Roses for Valentine’s Day,
46 million Thanksgiving Turkeys, and
33 million Christmas trees each year.


70% Americas FreightNearly 70% of America’s freight is hauled by truck drivers. Rail is second at 14.8%.


Of the 3.4 million truck drivers,  5.8% of them are female
Ryder has partnered with womenintrucking.org to help encourage the industry to be more welcoming to women drivers. Women in Trucking  is a non-profit organization founded to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles they can encounter when working in the trucking industry.


Since 2003, trucks have seen an 88% drop in Sulfur Dioxide Emissions and a 32% drop in particulate matter.


If you connected all the loads delivered by trucks in 2013, the chain would stretch from the Earth to the moon more than 11 times.


Sources: http://www.trucking.org; https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov