May 20, 2011 - 8 years ago
By Supply Post
TRP Aftermarket Parts announces the availability of an AM/FM CD player with front-panel auxiliary input jack and matching coaxial speakers that offer operators a crystal-clear, hands-free way to answer calls on their cell phones.
By syncing their cell phone or smart phone to the audio system through Bluetooth® wireless technology, drivers can speak through a built-in microphone and can hear calls through the speakers. The Bluetooth-enabled radio provides a higher power output for better sound quality in noisy environments as well as a continuous stream of weather information through a built in weather-band. The high-power radio, which also comes in a non-Bluetooth model with 24-hour weather band and without, is specifically engineered to work in tough environments.
“The TRP radio contains part components tested to higher standards than those used in standard radios and speakers,” said Everett Seymoure, TRP global manager. Backed by a one-year unlimited mileage nationwide warranty, TRP radios are also designed and tested to more stringent standards to ensure that they last in the more strenuous environment of a heavy-duty vehicle, he added.
“TRP radios with hands-free cell phone capability can help drivers comply with the proposed Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rule on the use of hand-held cell phones while operating a commercial motor vehicle,” Seymoure said. “The proposed cell phone rule has some stiff penalties for commercial drivers caught using their hand-held cell phones,” Seymoure added.
“It’s important for fleets and operators to develop hands-free options for drivers to answer cell phone calls since cell phones can be an important way for dispatchers or customers to keep in touch with drivers,” Seymoure said. “Without such options, drivers face penalties of up to $2,750 per offense and carriers face penalties of $11,000 per offense. Drivers with multiple offenses may also face disqualification of their commercial driver’s license (CDL). The agency is also proposing that states suspend a driver’s CDL after two or more violations of any state law on hand-held cell phone use.”