Do you know trailer lighting?


Do you know the number one issue with trailers?

It is electrical problems, according to Bob Phillips, president and CEO of Phillips Industries, a manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake interface equipment for the commercial vehicle industry.

I had a chance to visit with him at the 2014 Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition held in Nashville, TN, in mid-March.

He also mentioned that one of the things fleets are trending toward to reduce trailer lighting problems is purchasing lights and wiring harnesses together.

Okay, another challenge. List the three most common failures with LED lighting.

Phillips told me they are: burned out diodes from overheating, corrosion and cracked lens.

So, do you know trailer lighting?