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Meyer Adds Unique Auto Antlers Product Line


“Auto Antlers is proud to announce that we are now offering our complete product line through Meyer Distributing.” Announced A. Steph this morning, “We have been in talks with the distribution giant over the last month or so about bringing Auto Antlers to their vast network of locations and the deal is finally all wrapped up!” A. Steph went on to say, “having Auto Antlers picked up by Meyer Distributing is a huge step forward for us in our goal of bringing Auto Antlers to the masses and turning our brand into a household name.” A. Steph added, “Teaming with Meyer Distributing is a dream come true!” “With over 68 nationwide locations Auto Antlers will be easier than ever to purchase for those customers we get buying last minute gifts getting killed by next day shipping costs” A. Steph ended by saying, “The benefits of this pairing are countless to say the least keep an eye out for Auto Antlers in the upcoming Meyer catalogs.” Nick Gramelspacher, VP of Sales at Meyer added, “We’re extremely excited to broaden our offering with this unique, made in the USA line. When I first saw this product and hung it on our office wall it started bringing up conversations - I knew it would resonate extremely well with our customers”.
Founded in 2011, Auto Antlers is the result of car guys and outdoors men coming together in the most sacred ritual of sharing brewskies in the garage. Auto Antlers are the perfect gift for the hunter or gearhead in your life! These unique, handcrafted, beauties will look great in your home, office, garage, mancave or trophy room. Made from real headers and inspired by hotrods and hunting Auto Antlers bridges the gap to bring men and women together to admire the ultimate in automotive décor! This is the product you have been waiting for! Off roaders, auto crossers, drag racers and outdoors men all agree that Auto Antlers is a one of a kind gift that can be proudly displayed anywhere you have wall space.
https://www.autoantlers.com/

Car Seat Belt Escape Kit: Entrepreneur Launches The Cut N Go, Industry's First Locked On, Self-Enclosed, Manually Guided, Childproof Seat Belt Cutting Device And Window Breaker

Company's solution can help save lives by providing drivers a convenient, quick and safe way to cut seat belts, break windows and leave their vehicles in crash situations
Irvine, CA, June 19, 2018 - It is well documented that seat belts save many lives each year, but in some crash situations, the essential safety harness can turn a vehicle into a death trap. Inspired to help drivers facing such harrowing scenarios, a new company has launched The Cut N Go, the industry's first device that is locked directly on the seat belt to provide a convenient, timely, and safe option to cut safety belts, break car windows and escape vehicles at accident scenes. To access the Cut N Go, consumers only need to lift the handle, break the safety tab, pull down the lever completely and the hidden blade will cut through the seat belt. They can then employ the integrated glass breaker to leave their car.
Stephen P. Souders, The Cut N Go company owner and inventor, said he got the idea for his product a couple of years ago when watching a news report about a policeman wading through water to help save people trapped in a car by their seat belts. "That was always my fear during all of my driving through the years," Souders said. "The idea hit me like a brick and I went to my dining room table and drew it up, the logo and all. The Cut N Go is always there when you need it. It's the only locked on, self-enclosed, manually guided, childproof seat belt cutter on the market. The quality of the material of my product will withstand the force of an accident. The Cut N Go can be moved anywhere on the belt to be more easily accessed and used in wide range of car accident situations. The fact that it is self-enclosed makes it safe around children. At no time can a child access the blade. With the handle design, I feel anybody can use it whether you have big hands, small hands, fat fingers, skinny fingers, and maybe even injured fingers. It's truly a complete personal vehicle extraction kit. My mission is to help save lives through producing a unique product."
Benefits of The Cut N Go include:
• Always within an arm's reach: The Cut N Go is locked on to the seat belt for convenient use as a manually guided, childproof seat belt cutter and car window breaker.
• Built to withstand accident impact: The Cut N Go is created with American-made super tough nylon that is nearly indestructible.
• Life-saving awareness kit: Drivers can have their vehicle Cut N Go equipped with essential information stickers. The sticker for outside the car is to notify first responders and good Samaritans that your vehicle is Cut N Go protected. Sticker for the car interior helps identify for the vehicle's occupants where to break the window to escape.
The Cut N Go has launched an Indiegogo campaign, https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-cut-n-go-the-safest-seatbelt-cutting-device-cars-family#/, to spread awareness about their product among consumers and the investment community.
About The Cut N Go
The Cut N Go is industry's first locked on, self-enclosed, manually guided, childproof seat belt cutter and window breaker for the quick escape of vehicles at accident scenes. For more information on the campaign, please visit their Indiegogo page.


SOURCE The Cut N Go

Rugged Ridge Announces Availability Of New Wall Mount Door Holder For 1976-2018 Jeep Models


Low-Profile Design Stores Jeep Doors Conveniently and Securely
Suwanee, GA, May 29, 2018 - Omix-ADA, a Truck Hero Inc. company and a leading developer and supplier of high-quality Jeep®, truck and off-road parts and accessories, today announced the availability of its new Rugged Ridge branded Wall Mount Door Holder for 1976-1986 Jeep CJ, 1987-1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ, 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ, 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and 2018 JL models.
The Rugged Ridge Wall Mount Door Holder is designed to answer the question of where to safely store Jeep doors when they are not in use on the vehicle. With sturdy all-steel construction, Jeep owners can mount a pair of doors securely to any wall, keeping them out of harm’s way while remaining easy to access when it’s time to put them back on. The holder will work with any style door including half doors, tube doors and full steel doors.
The new Wall Mount Door Holder is engineered to support the door by the hinges, the same way it is mounted to the vehicle. This gives the door plenty of support and eliminates damage to the weather seals that is common with many other storage methods, including racks. Best of all, it doesn’t take up valuable floor space in the garage or shop. The doors are mounted tightly to the wall, fastened in place with the included latches.
Each Rugged Ridge Wall Mount Holder includes the brackets and hardware to mount one pair of doors along with detailed mounting instructions. Wall-mounting hardware is not included as it will vary based on the mounting location.
The Rugged Ridge Wall Mount Door Holder is backed by an industry-leading five-year limited warranty and is available online and through select Jeep and off-road parts and accessories retailers nationwide with an MSRP of $133.99. For more information about the new Wall Mount Door Holder, or any of Rugged Ridge’s complete line of high-quality Jeep and off-road products, or to find an authorized retailer, please contact Rugged Ridge at 770-614-6101 or visit www.RuggedRidge.com.
ABOUT OMIX-ADA, INC.
Omix-ADA®, Inc. is the world’s largest independent developer and supplier of Jeep®, truck and off-road parts, accessories and floor liners. For two decades, Omix-ADA has designed, tested and manufactured more than 20,000 of the highest quality restoration and replacement parts and accessories. The Omix-ADA family of brands, Rugged Ridge® and Alloy USA®, are distributed throughout the USA and in more than 90 countries worldwide. For more information, please call Omix-ADA, headquartered in Suwanee, GA at 770-614-6101 or visit http://www.omix-ada.com.
Omix-ADA is a subsidiary of Truck Hero whose product offering includes: hard and soft truck bed covers, truck caps, bed liners, floor liners, steps, suspension kits, Jeep® parts and off-road accessories. Truck Hero’s industry leading family of brands includes Advantage, A.R.E., BAK, BedRug, Extang, Husky Liners, N-FAB, Omix-ADA, Retrax, Rugged Liner, Rugged Ridge, Superlift, TruXedo, UnderCover and an online retailer, RealTruck. Jeep® is a registered trademark of FCA USA LLC.

Product Testers Discover Different Use For Awesome Product Corp.'s Bugs Off Pad

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, June 19, 2018 - Awesome Products Corp. introduces a new concept in car and truck cleaning, their Bugs Off® Detailing Pads. Don Meyns, president of Awesome Products Corp. states "we originally designed the product to safely remove bugs and bug residue from any vehicle surface. As we tested the product with consumers, body shop owners, and detailers, they reported that after using a Bugs Off® Pad to wash the entire car, they achieved detailing results similar to a clay bar and only used car wash soap & water with the Bugs Off® Detailing Pad. Body shop owners even reported that it took off light to moderate overspray and industrial pollutants."
They also reported that, unlike a clay bar, they were able to use the Bugs Off® Detailing Pad not only on the paint but on the glass, plastic headlight covers, and graphics. They are easily cleaned if dropped. This eliminated the need for using several products, saved time, and drastically lowered the cost of cleaning a vehicle as they were able to reuse the pad again and again.
Dale Talley, owner of Dale's Auto Body in Kansas City, KS states "it's easier to use, faster, less expensive, and lasts longer than a clay bar. It allows us to clean the whole car just once."
After hearing from testers, Don Meyns states "we decided to change the name from Bugs Off® Pads to Bugs Off® Detailing Pads!"
The Bugs Off® Pads are available at Toyota, Nissan, Lexus, and Infinity dealerships through a distributor agreement with Warren Distribution and Awesome Products Corp. is seeking other distributors.
Founded in 1996, Awesome Products Corp. is an SBA certified veteran owned business and manufacturers all its products here in the USA. It is known for providing the finest, most effective cleaning products for aircraft, ships, boats, cars, trucks, and RVs.


SOURCE Awesome Products Corp.

Drivers and Fleets Discover That Not Everything Is Better On A Smart Phone App


• The ELD mandate exposes shortcomings of mobile devices when used for compliance requirements
Allentown, PA, April 11, 2018 - Continental, a leading global supplier of systems, components, and tires to automobile and truck manufacturers, and the manufacturer of VDO RoadLog ELD (www.vdoroadlog.com), is advising professional truck drivers to be aware of issues being reported by users of Electronic Logging Device (ELD) apps.
Apps designed to comply with the federal ELD mandate have gained wide use since the mandate went into effect. Because ELD apps for smart phones and tablets are available at low or even no cost, they are appealing to drivers and fleets who are faced with the alternative of spending hundreds of dollars per vehicle for hardware-based ELDs. However, as professional drivers are reporting, Electronic Logging Device apps on smart phones and tablets have some serious performance issues out on the road.
ELD phone apps tax cell phone batteries
As with any location-based app, ELD apps rely on the phone or tablet’s built-in GPS to track a driver’s location. Constant GPS activity puts a strain on the device’s batteries, causing them to heat up. When the phone or tablet is sitting on the vehicle’s dash, the heat from the sun can make the batteries even hotter. If the batteries get too hot, the mobile device will shut itself down, ending its ability to maintain logs. This exposes the driver to substantial fines for failing to maintain ELD mandate compliance.
Hardwired vs Bluetooth data connection
Most phone app ELDs rely on a Bluetooth connection to get the vehicle data input required to meet the FMCSA ELD regulations. But, as most consumers know from Bluetooth headsets, smart speakers, and other consumer electronics, Bluetooth connections often have drop outs. If the ELD app’s Bluetooth connection drops, drivers may end up with gaps in their log data, creating another exposure to costly fines.
ELD Device inspection hand-off issues
Phone app ELDs can transfer log data to an inspection officer by Bluetooth or email, but in many cases the officer will ask the driver to hand over the device in order to read log information directly from the screen. The device can be dropped in the hand-off, and an accidental drop can mean the end of the device and the ability to record log data. In addition, handing off the device can compromise privacy because it exposes all the driver’s personal information, photos, and contacts, including a complete GPS record of where, when, and how fast the vehicle traveled.
HOS errors
Under certain circumstances, phone app ELDs can record off-duty movements as if the driver was still in Driving status. This can happen with no warning and put drivers over their limit without their knowledge.
Consider all the pros and cons
Jay McCarthy, Marketing Manager for Continental, advises drivers and fleets, “Consider all the factors before investing in an ELD solution. Our VDO RoadLog ELD is a dedicated device that’s hardwired to the vehicle’s data port. That means there’s no chance for Bluetooth data drops and no worries about gaps in the driver’s logs. VDO RoadLog ELD’s power is drawn from the vehicle, so battery overheating is simply not an issue.
VDO RoadLog features an HOS display that’s always visible when underway, and drivers can see their duty status at all times. There’s no potential to have On-Duty or Driving hours recorded without the driver’s knowledge. VDO RoadLog ELD is also available with no monthly fees, so when you buy it, it’s yours. Plus, Continental provides free software updates, so you know you’ll be in mandate compliance now and in the future.”
Many fleets and owner operators are finding that relying on a cell phone for a very specific business need is not always the best solution. Buyers need to consider all factors before deciding on which device to choose for ELD compliance. This is especially true when deciding between a dedicated Electronic Logging Device and an ELD app on a smart phone or tablet.
For more information, visit www.vdoroadlog.com.
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transport. In 2017, Continental generated sales of €44 billion and currently employs more than 238,000 people in 61 countries.
Information management in and beyond the vehicle is at the very heart of the Interior division. The product portfolio for different types of vehicles includes: instrument clusters, multifunctional and head-up displays, control units, access control and tire-information systems, radios, infotainment systems, input devices, control panels, climate control units, software, cockpits as well as services and solutions for telematics and Intelligent Transportation Systems. The Interior division employs more than 43,000 people worldwide and generated sales of €8.3 billion in 2016.
Within the Interior Division the Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket Business Unit accommodates the specific requirements of the commercial vehicle, special vehicle and aftermarket sector. A global network of sales and service companies ensures proximity to local customers. Covering the product brands Continental, VDO, ATE, Galfer and Barum the Business Unit offers web based managed services, fleet management and tachograph solutions electronic products, systems and services for commercial and special vehicles, a broad selection of products for specialized workshops and spare parts for the Independent Aftermarket and the Original Equipment Services after end of series production of the vehicle manufacturer.