Phillips Industries

New Qwik Tech Tips on lighting

Phillips has released its newest edition of Qwik Tech Tips. This month’s documents looks at the differences between incandescent and LED lighting — a topic that also will grace the Truck Parts & Service pages in May — and the reasons for and their use in the market today. Philips notes the value LED lights can ...

Phillips enters lighting market with new partnership

During a press conference held today at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) annual meeting, Phillips Industries announced a new partnership with LED manufacturer Innotec. The new partnership will offer Innotec’s Boardfree LED lights packaged with Phillips’ Sta-Dry trailer harnesses. This partnership signifies Phillips’ entrance into the exterior trailer ...

February Qwik Tech Tips released

The February issue of Phillips Qwik Tech Tips is now online. This month's issue highlights the best 7-way sockets and trailer harness wire connections available in the marketplace. The issue lists good, better and best link connection options and tips on how to properly install the connections. The issue can be found HERE, and all previous issues of Qwik ...

Victims of corrosion

Fighting wet, snowy winters like this one can be tough on vehicle components. Water and road chemicals constantly bombard undercarriage components, coating every surface it can reach. If not properly inspected and maintained, vehicle components can quickly fall victim to corrosion. Below are some examples of corrosion. For more on corrosion, ...

Phillips’ Industries leader celebrates career milestone

Bob Phillips, president and CEO at Phillips Industries, recently marked his 50th year associated with the commercial vehicle industry and the company founded by his grandfather in 1928 with a luncheon at Phillips’ headquarters in May. Bob Phillips began his career in 1963 when he joined Phillips Industries (then ...

Troubleshooting trailer lights

DOT regulations state that any and all lights on a tractor must be in working order, including lights on a connected trailer. To make sure those lights are operating at peak efficiency at all times, you must check them periodically and perform regular maintenance. Below are tips from Phillips Industries ...

Safety recalls

The following are safety recalls recently issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: The quick release valve cover on certain model year 2012-2013 Freightliner 108SD, Business Class M2, Cascadia and Coronado vehicles, equipped with a Haldex quick release valve, and manufactured from Feb. 3, 2012, through March 2, ...

Properly Maintaining Hoses

Both air and electrical cords that are chaffed, cracked, rubbing or dragging on the deck plate can result in CSA violations. In fact, failure to secure brake hose and tubing against mechanical damage is a four-point CSA violation. Hose holders, tender spring kits and pogo sticks are all useful ...

Heavy-duty wheel balancer

  Greg Smith Equipment has added Atlas’ WBT-210, a computerized heavy-duty tire and wheel balancer, to its product line. According to the company, the WBT-210 is for service providers that want a product that can balance a 14 in. steel rim up to and including a 300 lb. heavy-duty tire. ...

July 2012 Industry Focus

People in the News   Following are personnel changes and announcements in the trucking industry:   Meritor Inc. has appointed Stephen Gudgel to the position of managing director, Axles & Drivelines, Commercial Truck, Europe; and Silvio Barros to the position of managing director, Axles & Drivelines, Commercial Truck, South America. Meritor also ...