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.

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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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Scan, diagnose, repair, and WIN a $150 Visa Gift Card!

 

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To kick off our introduction of the Bosch Heavy Duty Truck Diagnostics System (BOS3824), each person who purchases this product between September 9, 2015 and December 31, 2015 from RyderFleetProducts.com will be automatically entered into the drawing to win a $150 Visa Gift Card. We have five of these cards to give out and we want to draw your name!

What is the Bosch Diagnostics System and Who is it For?

With the Bosch Diagnostics System, you can perform high-level diagnostic and service functions on all makes and models of trucks. If you work with heavy duty or medium duty trucks and are the one people rely on to troubleshoot, repair, and get their vehicles back on the road as quickly as possible, you need a fast and accurate tool that gives you instant access to comprehensive technical info and guides you to the proper solution. Read  Heavy Duty Truck Diagnostics: How the Bosch Diagnostics System Can Help Grow Your Business for more information on this scan and diagnostic tool.

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2015 RyderFleetProducts.com Visa Gift Card Drawing Rules:

  1. Gift Card will be shipped separately and will be shipped to the address on the account from which the BOS 3824 was purchased.
  2. Ryder Fleet Products reserves the right to extend contest dates.
  3. In order to be automatically entered in the drawing, entrants must purchase The Bosch Diagnostics System – BOS3824 from Ryder Fleet Products between September 9, 2015 and December 31, 2015.
  4. For each BOS3824 you purchase, you will receive one (1) entry in the Drawing.
  5. RyderFleetProducts.com will randomly draw five winners at the end of the contest from a pool of entrants who have purchased the BOS3824 during the contest date period.
  6. Winners will be notified by email or phone within 30 days of the drawing. If any prize notification or any prize is returned as undeliverable, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner from the pool of all eligible entries. Upon notification, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of the prize.
  7. The retail value of the Visa Gift Card is $150.
  8. Ryder System, Inc., Ryder Fleet Products or RyderFleetProducts.com are not responsible for problems encountered while ordering or for any other technical problems related to the ordering process.
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  13. Customers residing outside of the 48 contiguous United States are not eligible for this drawing.
  14. Employees of Ryder Fleet Products are not eligible for this drawing.

Heavy Duty Truck Diagnostics: How the Bosch Diagnostics System Can Help Grow Your Business.

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If you work with heavy duty or medium duty trucks and are the one people rely on to troubleshoot, repair, and get their vehicles back on the road as quickly as possible, you need a fast and accurate tool that performs high-level diagnostic and service functions on all makes and models of trucks.  You need a system that gives you instant access to comprehensive technical info and guides you to the proper solution.

New to the market this year, is the HD Truck Multi-Brand Diagnostic System, by Bosch. We predict it will save technicians countless hours that would have otherwise been spent on guesswork, unproductive time looking around the engine, or on the phone to peers for advice.

For a Limited Time – Buy and receive a $150 Visa Gift Card!

To kick off our introduction of the Bosch Heavy Duty Truck Diagnostics System (BOS3824), each person who purchases this product between September 9, 2015 and December 31, 2015 from RyderFleetProducts.com will automatically receive a $150 Visa Gift Card.

Below is a quick intro guide to the tool so you can see if it may be a good fit for you or your shop.

1. One Software Covers it All – No Need to Purchase Multiple OE Scan Tools and Software

The Bosch diagnostic platform provides OE level diagnostics and repair information for all makes and models of heavy and medium duty trucks. Coverage is also included for Trailer ABS Controllers, transmissions, and brake systems. Basic scanning functions for light duty trucks 1996 and newer are included.

It’s a single scan tool that works on all major HD trucks, including Freightliner, International, Kenworth, Mack, Volvo, Peterbilt, Sterling, Western Star; and Medium duty Freightliiner Sprinter Van, Isuzu, GM, and Ford.  Engine brands covered include Cummins, Pacckar, Volvo, Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel-MBE, Mack, Perkins, Deutz, MTU, Navistar.

For independent repair shops or a fleets wanting a single scan tool that covers all heavy duty and medium trucks, this tool fits the bill.

2. Easily Create, Save and Share Reports

Want to prepare a report for your service manager or customer of all trouble codes found on a vehicle? Just  select the “read faults” option and the system scans the entire truck and returns a full list of all active and inactive trouble codes sorted by module. You have the option to save the report for future reference, or print it by hooking it up to any windows printer.

3. Trouble Codes Found.  Now What?

Now that you have a complete list of the vehicle’s trouble codes that were found when you selected the “read faults” option, you (along with your customer or service manager) are probably eager to get right to work on clearing them.  Excellent! The software is much more than a scan tool, it is a true diagnostic platform that will  guide you through the repair process. Say you want to trouble-shoot an inactive fault that just came up. Just hit the “trouble shooting” button and it will pull up the full diagnostic process for that code. Dig in even deeper by selecting the “step-by-step process” option to view repair tips and possible causes. You can also toggle to comprehensive technical data such as full circuit, interactive wiring diagrams, and component pictures and locations at any time.

Having this level of information at your fingertips can simplify and speed up the diagnostic process. Important for shops of all sizes but especially critical for smaller shops that need to be as efficient as they can at trouble shooting. Smaller shops may not have the advantage of having another technician around who can help but the Bosch software does an excellent job of walking a technician, whether new or experienced, through the diagnostic process.  You don’t need to be an expert on every tool and every module – you now have a complete diagnostic platform helping you diagnose, repair and get a vehicle back on the road as quickly as possible.

4. Bi-directional Diagnostics

With the help of the tool’s  bi-directional diagnostics, you’ll now find the process of pinpointing issues and clearing fault codes a lot more efficient. For example, when testing for an engine miss, the bi-directional controls  allow the technician to walk through each cylinder and manually kill them one at a time for testing purposes (available for most applications).

The ability to perform bi-directional diagnostics, previously only available from factory scan tools, is one of the most versatile and powerful features of the software and is now readily available to the technician.

5. Best Field Support in the Market

Technicians are able to get up and running in no time thanks to some of the best field support in the market.  A Bosch representative can visit your shop location and familiarize you with the tool’s operation and navigation.  You’ll learn how to start the diagnostic process by selecting the “connect and scan” option and quickly progress to performing more advanced operations such as injector coding, running parameter resets, DPF regenerations, and conducting bi-directional diagnostics.

6. Want to know more?

> Download the Bosch Heavy Duty Truck Diagnostics System brochure:

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> Get to know (& love) this diagnostics system even better by watching the “How To” product videos at Ryder Fleet Products.

 

For product details, or to purchase, visit the Bosch ESI Heavy Duty Truck Free ShippingDiagnostics Systems page at Ryder Fleet Products. This product qualifies for free shipping!

And, to view and receive an extra special introductory price, be sure to log into (or register if you’re a new visitor) our website at www.ryderfleetproducts.com.  We cannot highlight this special sales price until you are logged-in but we can tell you you’ll find it several thousand dollars below almost anywhere else.

Because we buy truck parts and shop supplies in bulk, customers are able to enjoy the cost savings benefits that go along with Ryder’s volume purchasing. In addition, Ryder’s consistent pricing policy gives national companies the assurance that all facilities receive the same price for the same part.

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What to Consider When Choosing a Truck Mattress

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The right truck mattress waiting for you in the sleeper berth can be just what you need to rejuvenate. A sleepless, restless night is no fun. And waking up after an uncomfortable night and having to go to work – especially if you drive for a living – is less than ideal and can present unique problems.

Obviously, a well-rested driver is going to be more alert to road incidents and be able to make quicker corrective actions. For your time on the road, you need to stay rested, comfortable and healthy.  If you’re contemplating purchasing a truck mattress and could use a little guidance, we hope the tips below can help steer you in the right direction.

1. Truck Mattress Sizes – Which Mattress Fits My Truck?

Sizes and configurations of sleeping cabs vary, so start with measuring both the length and the width of the sleeper berth to use as a guide when looking at mattress sizes.

Common truck mattress sizes are: 42″ x 80″ , 38″ x 80″  , 35″ x 79″, 32″ x 79″, 36″ x 76″. If you need a mattress for the top bunk, one of the most common sizes is 28×79 and generally fits most Freightliner, International, Kenworth, Mack and Peterbilt trucks. Volvo trucks usually have a larger top bunk and can fit a mattress that is 38×80.

To see which mattress size will fit your truck, view our guide to  truck mattress sizes.

Keep in mind that there are many variations in vehicle applications so it is still a good idea to measure the width and length of the sleeper berth to ensure optimum mattress fit.

Many truck mattresses are conveniently shipped compression packed and don’t expand to their full size until they are unpackaged. This makes the mattress easier to handle and maneuver into the sleeper area, regardless of the mattress size. Unpack once inside the sleeping area and give the mattress a few minutes to take shape and reach its full size.

2. Comfort level/thickness

A truck mattress will not only vary in width and length, but also in thickness. What do you prefer sleeping on? Will a thin mattress suit you, or are you dreaming of resting on something thicker, plusher, and topped with memory foam?

Mattress thicknesses generally range from between 4″ thick to 8.5″ plus. A 4″ thick mattress may not offer all the cushion of a thicker one (especially when one driver sleep while another drives)  but can be a great economical option or a good choice for a top bunk that is slept on infrequently or for use as a camper mattress.

For added comfort, go with a thicker mattress or a mattress topped with memory foam such as these memory foam truck mattresses.

Other popular thicknesses are 6.5″ and 5.5″.  Look for one with a quilted top for more cushion and comfort than a non-quilted one.

3. How easy is the mattress to clean?

This may be an important consideration for team drivers, company owned trucks or any situation where a truck is to be used by multiple drivers. Some truck mattresses, such as these from Mobile Innerspace, have a cashmere removable cover that you can easily take off and throw in the washer. Alternatively, a basic cloth or plastic mattress cover can be purchased separately and will help protect the mattress. The plastic will help to resist stains and spills.

4. Is the mattress reversible?

A reversible mattress is designed so it can be flipped over and used on either side. Useful for increasing the life span of the mattress.

5. Does the truck mattress meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards?

A quick check should let you know if a mattress meets the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 302 (MVSS-302) – Flammability of Interior Materials – Passenger Cars, Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles, Trucks, and Buses.
This standard specifies burn resistance requirements for materials useFMCSA logod in the occupant compartments of motor vehicles. Its purpose is to reduce deaths and injuries to motor vehicle occupants caused by vehicle fires, especially those originating in the interior of the vehicle from sources such as matches or cigarettes.

Each mattress sold at RyderFleetProducts.com passes MVss-302 requirements.

Start your truck mattress search at Ryder Fleet Products.

Whether you need a Freightliner truck mattress, Peterbilt truck mattress, Volvo truck mattress, or one for an International, Kenworth or Mack truck, we’re your source for luxury truck mattresses. Choose from various models and price points and enjoy FREE shipping on orders over $250. Let us help you relax, rejuvenate and wake up refreshed!

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Find a part number, cross reference a part, or ask a question by contacting our customer service team at 855.885.5631or FleetProductsInfo@Ryder.com

With RyderFleetProducts.com, you have instant access to the trucking industry’s premiere aftermarket parts and shop supplies – all at discounted prices.

5 Reasons You’ll Love the VDO RoadLog

The ELD Mandate is here. December 17, 2017 is the day set by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration) requiring ELDs (Electronic Logging Devices) for interstate commercial trucks.

But where do you start and what should you look for in an ELD, and are there benefits to switching from manual logs to elogs sooner than mandated?

In this article, we discuss the VDO RoadLog ELD from Continental and the features that Owner Operators, fleets, and even roadside inspectors, say they appreciate the most.

Two VDO Models – One Great Solution to YOUR Needs
Before we get into the specific features, it’s helpful to know is that the VDO unit is available in two models.  The VDO RoadLog ELD (with no monthly fees) and  The VDO RoadLog ELD PLUS with Cellular Connectivity. The main difference between the two is that the PLUS version allows drivers to wirelessly upload data and requires a monthly fee if activated. The version without cellular connectivity requires the use of the RoadLog Driver Key (usb drive) for manual data transfer, but requires no monthly fee.

That being said, let’s dive into the features that can help make your job a little easier:

1. Choose Which Works Best for You: No Monthly Fees -or- Affordable Wireless Connectivity
The fact that it’s easy to use and affordable has made the VDO RoadLog popular among owner operators and small to medium fleets. There are no monthly fees or contracts, as we discussed above, for the regular RoadLog and drivers can manually transfer data through the driver key. This works very well for Owner-Operators with 1-10 or so trucks.

Fleets over 10 vehicles, or thereabouts, may prefer the wireless version (the RoadLog Plus) which will give their drivers the ability to wirelessly upload their data for an affordable monthly fee.

TIP:  Maybe you’re a small business now, but you are growing and are trying to decide between the unit with or without cellular connectivity. Choose the RoadLog PLUS with cellular connectivity. You can turn off the cellular connectivity for now and still pay no monthly fees.  Just activate it when you’re ready to move to wireless.

2. Built-in Printer – print and go at roadside inspections
When going through a DOT roadside inspection, we all want to hear the “You’re good to go!” from the inspector as quickly as possible. And the built-in printer helps that happen. Simply print your logs right from your truck, and hand them to the compliance officer – the same as you’ve done with manual logs. The printout is similar to the log book style so the inspector is able to quickly view the data – making the printer a feature that the inspector appreciates just as much as the driver.

The printout immediately eliminates any technology compatibility issues with having to transfer/display data electronically at a roadside inspection. And, because it is a thermal printer, it never requires any ink.

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Simply print your logs right from your truck, and hand them to the compliance officer.

3. Automatic software updates – Keeps you current with the latest changes
Keeping up to date with the most current FMCSA regulations is automatic with the VDO RoadLog.  When there’s a change to an FMCSA regulation your VDO software will update to reflect the latest regulations. As a registered VDO RoadLog user, you can rest assured you’re always in the know, and in compliance.

If you’re about to exceed any of the upcoming limits, it will even send you an alert letting you know — helping you steer clear of compliance violations and fines as much as possible.

4. Your edge to getting the best loads
Because fleets may receive more favorable insurance rates if they can show that their drivers are operating in compliance, it benefits them to hire a driver who is already ELD equipped. These drivers are able to show that they operate safely and within compliance and can have a positive impact on a fleet’s CSA scores. Additionally, it can give a driver an advantage when it comes to receiving the best loads from their favorite carriers. For many drivers, this advantage has been their motivator for going ahead and making the switch from paper logs now.

If you are an owner-operator, you may also be interested in this article from Overdrive – “An owner-operator option for ELDs.”

5. Automatically generate your logs – no calculator needed
Use the VDO RoadLog not only for tracking Hours of Service, but also for recording a whole host of other data automatically. Data, such as DVIR (Driver Vehicle Inspection Report), IFTA (International Fuel Tax Association) and IRP (International Registration Plan)  is also captured and provides a complete FMCSA compliant report you can use to run your trucking operations safer and more efficiently.

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Automatically capture Hours of Service, as well as other data such as DVIR, IFTA and IRP.

 

 

 

 

 

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Find a part number, cross reference a part, or ask a question by contacting our customer service team at 855.885.5631 or FleetProductsInfo@Ryder.com

Win Free Wiper Blades

Feb 2, 2015 National Change Your Windshield Wipers Day

February 2 (Groundhog Day) is “National Change Your Windshield Wipers Day”. And to help remind drivers that wiper blades are an important safety feature that should be changed every 6-12 months, Ryder Fleet Products is running a “Win Your Blades” contest.

Order a pair of Anco Wiper Blades, and you might just win them along with a laptop backpack. Just order between 1/12/2015 and 2/2/2015.

Are Your Wipers Showing Signs of Wear?
You can quickly and easily check the condition of your wiper blades by running your finger along its’ rubber edge to see if it’s become rigid or chipped. Harsh conditions, such as direct sunlight, can cause the rubber to break down over time and will require that the blades be replaced to ensure a clean, smooth swipe. You may also notice a cloudy film on your windshield (which is caused by dirt, oil or grime accumulation), or that the rubber appears to have pulled away from the wiper frame. All signs that it’s time to replace your wiper blades.

Which Wiper Blade Should You Choose?
Ryder Fleet Products offers a wide selection of quality wiper blades from ANCO including The Contour beam blade, The Profile beam blade, The Transform hybrid blade, AeroVantage conventional blade, The 31-series, and Winter specialty blades. And, ANCO understands the importance of Original Equipment fit, so you can rest assured your new wipers will fit and function as seamlessly as your previous ones – no matter which type of wiper blade you choose.

Below, we have put together a quick guide to get you familiar with the different ANCO blade options featured on our website.

1) Anco Contour Blades –  a beam blade providing premium all season performance.
Beam blades have an infinite amount of pressure points which provide better blade-to-windshield contact and are more aerodynamic – helping prevent lift and noise. Beam blades also have less moving parts and no superstructure so ice and snow don’t stick to them.

The Contour blade has an exclusive, advanced rubber compound that gives you a streak-free wipe time after time.

2) Anco Profile Bladesa beam blade with advanced technology for every vehicle.
Like the Contour, the Profile is also a Beam blade with an infinite amount of pressure points for better blade-to-windshield contact.  Beam blades are more aerodynamic than conventional blades which helps prevent lift and noise. They also have less moving parts and no superstructure which means ice and snow don’t stick to them.

The Profile blade has a unique connection system that offers an ultra-low-profile design that mirrors the look of original equipment beam blades.

3) Anco Transform Hybrid BladesThe new look of performance.
This blade integrates the aerodynamic features of a beam style wiper with the evenly distributed pressure points of a conventional structure. The Transform is a replacement blade for vehicles that came equipped with hybrid technology or an upgrade for vehicles that utilize a J hook design.

4) Anco AeroVantage Conventional BladesClear wipe at any speed.
Replaces OE with a quality that matches the style, fit and performance of the blade that originally came with the vehicle. Has an aerodynamic vented bridge that maintains wipe at highway speeds.

5) Anco 31-Series Coventional BladesReliable Wiper Performance
Affordable wiper blades that replace OE with a quality that matches the style, fit and performance of the blade that originally came with the vehicle.

6) Winter BladesSpecialty blades to handle snow and ice
Uses exclusive designs and materials to ensure clear windshields and safe visibility in any driving condition. The specialty blade is more durable for winter conditions and contains an exclusive extra thick rubber compound that provides a consistent, streak-free wipe while remaining flexible in even the coldest temperatures. A rugged rubber cover over the heavy duty frame prevents slush from freezing joints.

Find the correct wipers for your vehicle
If you need to determine which wipers will fit your vehicle, go to the Anco application guide and enter your vehicle’s year, make & model. Then type in the part # that comes up into the search bar on Ryder Fleet Products. Or contact our customer service at 855.885.5631 or FleetProductsInfo@Ryder.com.

And remember, as part of our “Win Your Blades contest, if you order your Anco Wiper Blades between 1/12/2015 & 2/2/2015, you could get them for free – along with a laptop backpack*!

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Read on for helpful comments from customers who have purchased Anco wiper blades at Ryder Fleet Products:

“Anco makes good products – And this one is no exception!!!”
(Anco 31 series)

“Perfect item, My fleet will get these from Ryder every time. Never had a problem, Always shipped fast.”
(Anco 31 series)

“This is a great wiper never any problems. Always a great price. This is the product we will be using on our fleet of 255 busses for a long time.”
(Anco 31 series)

“We use these on our trucking fleet and pickup fleet. Perfect fit every time! The clip holds the wiper in great and they hold up to the brutal sun here in southern Nevada.”
(Anco 31 series)

“Never a complaint about Anco wipers.”
(Anco 31 series)

“For price of this product it is worth every penny, because I’ve used it on my vehicle along with a different brand and I really see and hear the difference. It is much quieter and last longer.
(Anco 31 series)

“Great product, the best company to buy from! Fast shipping too, packed well!! AAAAAAAAA++++++++++++”
(Anco Wiper blade 50-22)

“The life of the 91 series wiper blades helps in controlling the over all cost of operation. With school busses and vans the need to have good product that holds up to time in bad weather snow and ice is a very important safety requirement.”
(Anco Aerovantage)

“We purchase all of our wiper blades from Ryder Fleet Products and have been very happy with the product.”
(Anco Winter Blades)

 SHOP ANCO WIPER BLADES NOW>>

About Ryder Fleet Products:
Ryder Fleet Products provides a wide range of truck parts, shop supplies & safety items for the medium and heavy duty truck industry at prices much lower than retail. And we offer FREE shipping for orders over $250. Find a part number, cross reference a part, or ask a question by contacting our customer service team at 855.885.5631 or FleetProductsInfo@Ryder.com.

Official Win Your Blades Contest Rules
-Wiper blades must be purchased from January 12, 2015 – February 2, 2015 from RyderFleetProducts.com.
– The winner will be credited for the amount of one pair of wiper blades. If only one blade is purchased, the winner will be credited for the price of that blade.
– You may purchase as many windshield wiper blades as you wish; however, credit will only be applied for one pair.

Air Ride Truck Seats – A Driving Force in Your Comfort.

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Today’s heavy duty trucks can be quite sophisticated with many cutting-edge, hi-tech products behind the wheel and under the hood. At Ryder Fleet Products, we continuously research and meet with industry manufacturers and suppliers to discover and bring you the latest advancements in truck technology.

This time, our focus turns from technology for the truck to technology for the driver. Driver comfort, we all know, is paramount to a safe, healthy and productive driver and it all starts in the driver’s seat. And today’s driver seats are quickly evolving beyond the regular factory installed seat to an ergonomically designed seat with options such as lumbar support, side bolster support, seat tilt, extendable cushion seats, memory height, and even heated seats to perfectly support your body as you drive.

200L_s_newTo offer our customers the best in premium air ride seats, we have partnered with Prime Seating, Inc., located in Duluth, GA. These specially designed and engineered air ride truck seats are made for both medium and heavy duty trucks (and buses) and use the latest technology to promote a healthy driving position.

The seats range from a 200 series to the fully luxurious 600 series. Each series has different options, and in this article, we break these options down for you so you can easily compare one model to another.

You can see all the Prime Seat series offered by Ryder Fleet Products by visiting our Prime Seating page.

BASIC INFO
First let’s discuss some basic information that is helpful to know as you begin your research and comparison.

These seats come standard with the 4.25″ tall mounting base.  A lower 1.75″ mounting base is available upon request at no extra charge. The short base is popular for those who want the seat to settle to a position closer to the floor.

Each series (with the exception of the 600 series) is available in either cloth or leather. A “C” after the series number (i.e. 200C) indicates the cloth version and an “L” (i.e. 200L) indicates the leather version.

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A useful thing to note is that there is no price difference between the cloth and leather options. All of the leather series are made from a very soft, high end synthetic leather, with the exception of the 600 series which features a natural leather.

An “H” in the product name (i.e. 300LH), lets you know the seat is a mid-back seat and features an adjustable headrest.

All of the seats come with a 3-year warranty on the foam and cushions and a million mile or 5 year warranty on the seat structure itself.

The seats are simple to install and should take about 15-20 minutes.

EACH SERIES SUMMARIZED
Let’s go over each of the series in detail now. As we mentioned, they start with the 200 series and go on up to the luxurious 600 series which boasts not only heating options, but a cooling option as well.

The 200 SERIES
The 200 series (200C for cloth; 200L for leather) offers an innovative seat with a fully reclining backrest and dual arm rests. It also features an air height adjustment, fore/aft slide adjustments (to position you closer or farther away from the steerling wheel) and fore/art isolator – lock/unlock feature. You’ll find the 200 series a vast improvement over the standard factory installed truck seat and you’ll notice a welcome difference in your driving comfort.

VIEW 200 Series Air Ride Seats   |   Download the 200L flyer for more details. (pdf file)

The 300 SERIES
This series offers everything the 200 series offers PLUS the following upgraded features:upper and lower air lumbar support (great for bad backs), side air bolster support, adjustable seat cushion extension, and an adjustable tilt.

The 300 LH is a mid-back profile seat with an adjustable independent headrest.

VIEW 300 Series Air Ride Seats   |   Download the 300LH flyer for  more details. (pdf)

The 400 SERIES
The 400 series features everything from the 300 series plus two additional comfort options: 1) an adjustable shock absorber setting which lets you choose from 11 different settings (from soft to hard) so you can adjust your ride to road conditions. 2) heated seats – both bottom and back.

The 400 LH is a mid-back profile seat with an adjustable independent headrest

VIEW 400 Series Air Ride Seats  |  Download 400L flyer here. (pdf file)

The 500 SERIES
The 500 series is the 400 series model with the addition of 2 new features: 1) memory height setting – simply adjust the seat to your preferred height initially and it automatically resets to that height each time you enter the truck. 2)  A quick release button allows you to dump and refill air with a one button push in/out.

Like the 300 and 400 series, the 500 series also offers the 500 LH -a mid-back profile seat with an adjustable independent headrest.

The 550 RH-BUS. This seat is for buses and has all of the controls on the ride hand side of the seat.

VIEW 500 Series Air Ride Seats  |  Download the 500L flyer for more details. (pdf file)

The 600 SERIES – All the bells and whistles!
The 600 series is available only in a premium natural leather. They’ve taken the 500 series and added one of our favorite features – a cool air ventilation system. This provides cool air throughout the backrest and bottom cushion and provides relief from hot sticky seats during the summer months.

View the 600 series. Download the 600L flyer here for more details.

FEATURES AT A GLANCE
For a quick side-by-side comparison of each of the series of air ride seats, we’ve put together the following chart so you can easily compare the features between each series.

Find the air ride truck seat that’s perfect for you at Ryder Fleet Products.  And enjoy FREE SHIPPING for orders over $250.

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Find a part number, cross reference a part, or ask a question by contacting our customer service team at 855.885.5631 or FleetProductsInfo@Ryder.com

 

‘Tis the Season To Prepare Your Fleet for the Cold Weather

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As winter draws near, lots of us start looking out for deals on items like Christmas sweaters, winter coats, and maybe a snow sled. However, if you’re an owner operator, fleet manager, or just do a lot of winter driving, chances are you’ve got ice scrapers, winter wiper blades and heated mirrors on your list as you begin to prepare for the wintry days ahead on the road.

At Ryder Fleet Products, we can help you and your fleet get ready for the blustery, cold days of winter driving conditions and have put together the following checklist for you as you begin to winterize your truck and settle down for a long winter’s drive.

Ice Scrapers, Snow brushes
Remove snow, ice and frost from your windshield with an ice scraper or use a snow brush to help remove accumulated snow.

Winter Wiper Blades
One of the easiest things you can do to prepare for winter driving is to replace your current wipers with those especially designed for winter conditions. Winter wipers are thicker, more flexible, and can remove heavy rain, sleet and snow better than regular blades. A good winter blade such as these Anco Winter Wiper Blades, are made with a rugged rubber cover over a heavy duty frame to prevent slush from freezing joints.

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De-Icer
Have a de-icer on hand such as CRC’s Ice Off to melt snow, ice and frost on contact from your windows. This de-icer works in sub-zero temperatures and will not harm a vehicle’s finish.

Tip: Also useful for thawing frozen locks.

 Coolant Tester
A coolant tester, such as this refractometer from Fleetguard Cummins provides a fast and easy way to determine the freeze point protection in both Ethylene Glycol and Propylene Glycol coolants. It is more accurate than test strips or float-type hydrometers and is as easy as 1,2,3.

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
Cold weather can lower tire pressure and cause your tires to become under inflated. Not only can this lead to increased tire wear and lower gas mileage, but it also presents the risk of a blow out. Check out these tire pressure monitoring systems for trucks from TST – the leader in tire pressure and temperature monitoring equipment.

Tip: A tire pressure monitoring system also protects you during the summer months when tires are prone to becoming over inflated.

For more info on tire pressure and the effect it can have on your tires as well as your vehicle, read Have Peace of Mind on the Road with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System.  or Benefits of Checking Tire Pressure Regularly.

Gloves
Ryder Fleet Products carries a wide range of gloves including kevlar, leather, latex, neoprene, and pvc gloves. For winter weather purposes, though, here are two of our favorites.

The Powergrab Orange Glove
These insulated gloves are often used in Refrigerated Areas, Utilities, Food Processing, Commercial Fishing, Construction, Outdoor Winter Activities and Recreation. We like them for their excellent thermal insulation and extra softness.

Mechanics’ Gloves
Mechanics’ gloves offer protection and comfort all year long but in winter, they have the added benefit of adding warmth as well. Shop Ryder Fleet Products for a wide variety of Mechanics’ Gloves21242HY

Tip: Most of our gloves are available in several sizes –  be sure to look for the correct size when placing your order.

Ice Cleats
Ice cleats fit easily over all types of shoes and boots and help maintain traction in slick outdoor conditions. The cleats are removable but if you are a driver, and don’t want to remove them each time you drive, consider an ice cleat such as the Jordan David Low-Pro™ or the Jordan David Altragrips-Lite™.   

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Heated Rearview Mirrors
Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the foggiest of them all? Keep fog and ice off side view mirrors and spot other vehicles easier with a heated mirror. You’ll find trusted names in vehicle mirrors at Ryder Fleet Products. Shop from well known brands such as Velvac, Grote, Retrac and Mirror Lite.

Tip: A lot of the mirrors look similar so be sure to check the part number to make sure it will fit your particular vehicle.

JJ Keller Master Driver Series Extreme Weather DVD
This Extreme Weather DVD from JJ Keller offers sound advice for handling a variety of potentially deadly conditions. Covers techniques for driving in snow, ice, rain, fog, heavy winds, and more.jjk90_dvd

PLUS, don’t forget these winter driving staples …
Booster CablesTow StrapsAir Brake Antifreeze and Antifreeze tester,
Diesel Fuel Injector CleanerFuel Conditioner Injector,
Water Remover for Diesel FuelHoses and ClampsAir Tank Drain Valve,
Radiator and Cap Pressure Tester

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Find a part number, cross reference a part, or ask a question by contacting our customer service team at 855.885.5631 or FleetProductsInfo@Ryder.com

With over 60,000 parts in inventory from over 400 suppliers, we’ll help you find just what you’re looking for.

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Locate a Dayco Part Number in a Snap

Since the early 1900s Dayco has been an innovative, technology-driven company and a leader in the research, design, and manufacturing of belts, tensioners and pulleys.

Today, even their catalog application guide is using state-of-the-art technology – making it quicker and easier to locate a part number for your vehicle. From Dayco’s catalog application guide, you can search for a part number using a VIN number, license plate number, part number, competitor number or OE number. Results will include a complete list of Dayco parts available for your vehicle including specs, routing instructions, even installation videos.

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The Dayco catolog application guide lets you search for a Dayco part using a VIN number, license plate number, part number, competitor number or OE number.

Once you have the part number, you can simply enter it in the search bar on the Ryder Fleet Products website (located at the top of each page of our website) and it will take you directly to that product. Just add it to your shopping cart, checkout, and your part will be on its way to you.

Dayco’s work on their catalog application guide won them the President’s Award for Catalog Excellence in the web catalog category at the National Catalog Managers Association (NCMA) awards. The NCMA recognizes the best examples of paper, web and mobile catalog applications and are judged based on their design, navigation, innovation, interactivity and quality of content.

Need a part number – not near a computer?
With Dayco’s mobile app, you can simply scan a VIN number directly from your vehicle for instant access to a list of Dayco parts and specs available for that vehicle. Access all the information you need – right from your phone. Right by your vehicle.

This app won Silver at the NCMA awards in the mobile catalog category, and was a 2012 Popular Mechanics Editor’s Choice.

Download mobile app:

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Ryder Fleet Products is a leading distributor of Dayco products and we carry a wide selection of items for heavy duty trucks. You’ll find truck belts, fuel hoses, truck belt tensioners, pulleys, V Belts, fan belts and serpentine belts. If you’re looking for Dayco, you’ll find it at Ryder Fleet Products. Click here to view all Dayco products 

We’re here to help
Find a part number, cross reference a part, or ask a question by contacting our customer service team at 855.885.5631or FleetProductsInfo@Ryder.com

With over 60,000 parts in inventory from over 400 suppliers, we’ll help you find just what you’re looking for.