Louisville, KY (March 27, 2008) Phillips Industries held a press conference today at the Mid-America Trucking Show to introduce the i-BOX™, a larger, more efficient nosebox to handle the expanding electronic requirements of today’s trailers.
The i-BOX™, short for “Information Box,” was developed by Phillips Industries at the request of a major U.S. trucking fleet. The fleet found that that they needed more room for additional wiring required by added trailer electronics such as trailer tracking and weigh systems that were not part of trailers 10 years ago. Phillips took this idea and designed a nosebox with a third more working room inside the box that alleviates wire pinching and pull-out which has become a problem in standard noseboxes. While Phillips was expanding the size of the nosebox, they took the opportunity to make other time-saving and money-saving improvements such as:
- A hinged lid that houses a weather-proof gasket which protects the interior against corrosion and extreme weather
- Circuit breakers housed in the i-BOX™ which can be changed in a matter of seconds
- Includes Phillips 7-way QCS™2 Quick Connect Socket allowing for easy replacement when required.
The i-BOX can also house Phillips’ award-winning PERMALOGIC™ Trailer Dome Lamp Controller to automatically control trailer dome lamps. And, the i-BOX™ has room for flash memory to store important trailer schematics, bills of material, maintenance and other important documents.
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Phillips Industries is a leading supplier, innovator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake interface equipment for the commercial vehicle industry. Phillips is a major participant in industry associations including TMC, SAE, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and state trucking associations. Based in Santa Fe Springs, CA, Phillips Industries is ISO 9001:2000 certified and has manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as in Mexico and China.