Alliance Truck Parts Adds Coiled and Straight Air Hoses
New product complements existing coiled electrical cables
Portland, Ore., May 18, 2012 – Alliance Truck Parts, a leading provider of replacement parts for the commercial transportation industry, now offers coiled and straight air hose assemblies, gladhands and related accessories for class 6-8 heavy-duty trucks. The new offering continues Alliance Truck Parts’ strategic initiative to fill its product portfolio with quality, frequently-replaced parts at the value prices demanded by the market.
The hoses and accessories complement Alliance Truck Parts’ current line of coiled electrical cables. Each is manufactured to meet or exceed OES specifications with innovative features designed to achieve real-world functionality in the harsh trucking environment.
“Air and power connections are the next step in Alliance Truck Parts’ push to provide our customers with need-it-now, mission critical parts,” said Jason Soika, manager, product marketing for Daimler Trucks North America LLC. “They’re one of the most frequently replaced parts because of the real abuse the lines take from constant flexing and vibration during transport, and from the constant connection and disconnection at the trailer gladhand.”
The new line of air hoses is engineered to perform in temperatures down to -40° F, where many hoses become brittle and fail. They also feature heavy-gauge spring guards to protect against kinks. Optional features include colored anti-kink gladhand grips, and an extended brass handle on the trailer lead to facilitate easier trailer connections with less stress on the fitting and air tube linings.
In addition to SAE-rated straight aluminum gladhands, angle-mount gladhands for trailer nose applications are available, and shutoff gladhands, common for rear-trailer converter dolly hookups, are also offered. Other air hose program accessories include a variety of hose/cable mounting suspension devices such as spring tender kits, slide bars, pogo sticks, clamps and connector stowage components to help facilitate proper installation.
To consolidate both air and electrical hookups, Alliance Truck Parts offers its 3-in-1 AirPower line which includes air hoses and an ABS-rated 7-way green electrical cable assembly. The three lines are joined together in a durable spiral wrap, offering protection against rubbing, tangling and incidental damage.
In support of the new air hose program, the Alliance Truck Parts cross-reference tool now includes updated information for customers to determine the best working- and lead-length coiled air hose for their tractor-to-trailer connections. Driven by industry-wide data from the Alliance Truck Parts all-makes cross-reference tool, finding the right replacement part number is just a click away.
Alliance Truck Parts offers a range of new and remanufactured reliable parts and accessories at an affordable price to the commercial transportation industry. Alliance parts are available at more than 800 retail locations, including Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses dealerships in the U.S. and Canada and Travel Centers of America and Petro locations nationwide. For more information, or to locate the nearest Alliance Truck Parts dealer, visit alliancetruckparts.com.
Alliance Truck Parts is a brand of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of Class 4-8 vehicles. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company