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US Xpress Adds Phillips Uptime Components to 1,700 New Trailers

August 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
The Sta-Dry S7 swivel nose box significantly reduces damage to the electrical cables between the tractor and trailer. The Sta-Dry S7 swivel nose box significantly reduces damage to the electrical cables between the tractor and trailer.

US Xpress is installing the Phillips Uptime Premium Trailer Package of components from Phillips Industries on 1700 new trailers.

The Phillips Uptime Premium Trailer Package offers an extended warranty and includes a group of components designed to maximize uptime, keeping trailers on the road. Fleets outfitting their trailers with the Phillips Uptime Premium Trailer Package maintain a lower cost of ownership while maximizing revenue and profit as well as meeting their delivery promises.

“US Xpress has a core obligation to our customers to deliver their products when we promise,” said Gerry Mead, senior vice president of maintenance at US Xpress. “We are continuously looking for ways that enhance our ability to do that on a consistent basis.

“Many of the Phillips products included in the Phillips Uptime Premium Trailer Package have been on our trailers for a while now and have a proven track record of dependability that supports our decision to add the entire group of components to our new trailers.”

Some of the cost saving products included in the Phillips Uptime Premium Trailer Package are:

Stay-Dry Socket and Noseboxes: All of Phillips’ Stay-Dry products reduce the potential damage from corrosion. Stay-Dry trailer wire management noseboxes protect internal wiring from harsh weather environments and the QCS2 (Quick-Change Socket) offers additional corrosion protection. A premium spec, the Stay-Dry S7 swivel nosebox, significantly reduces damage to the electrical cables between the tractor and trailer because the swivel action allows the cable to follow or track the movement of the truck when vehicles are required to move in a tight space.

Trailer Harnesses and Exterior Trailer Lighting: Stay-Dry harnesses keep moisture and contaminants from penetrating the electrical system. Permalite XT trailer lighting is extremely durable and impact resistant.

Air Connectors / Filtration System: With the Qwik-E Gladhand, trailer brakes are released up to 50 percent faster than with conventional methods. Additionally, the new Air-Defense System with Quick-Change cartridge traps debris before it can enter the air lines, keeping them clear.