Santa Fe Springs, CA (July 21, 2020) Phillips Industries is expanding X-TEND® cable support products, releasing the new X-TEND Day Cab tracker bar extension for tractor model applications with back windows.
A recent change in North American freight movement is increasing the ratio of day cab utilization versus sleepers. To address this shift, Phillips Industries is reviewing their products to ensure their back of cab offerings are applicable for both day cabs and popular sleepers.
The X-TEND’s design prevents damage and decreases driver distraction from cables banging up against the back of the cab by extending them out an additional 8 inches from the tracker bar. This type of cable support increases a tractor’s resale value, avoids costs for associated repairs, and increases driver safety.
The X-TEND Day Cab tracker bar extension uses the same innovative concept and design as the original, except with an increased length support bar that allows the support bracket to rest lower, below a window. It does not require any mounting hardware and is easy to install. Two sizing options are available for use with either a ¾” or 1″ diameter tracker bar. The X-TEND Day Cab offers durability and corrosion resistance with a non-corrosive mounting and support bracket and stainless-steel metal tubing and eye hook. Soft cushion foam padding on the back of the nylon support bracket prevents damage when rested against the cab’s metal surface.
Both the original X-TEND for sleepers (17-3000 & 17-3001) as well as the new X-TEND Day Cab (17-3500 and 17-3501) are currently available from Phillips authorized dealers.
About Phillips Industries
Since 1928, Phillips Industries has been recognized as a leading innovator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake system components, as well as electronic solutions for communicating vehicle data to fleets and their drivers for the commercial truck and trailer industry. Phillips’ products are standard on nearly 100% of Class 8 trucks, more than 50% of all trailers manufactured in North America, and can be purchased at virtually all premium distributors. Phillips has manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the US and Canada, as well as Mexico, China, and Europe. Phillips maintains active membership in key industry associations including American Trucking Association, SAE, Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association, Heavy Duty Manufacturing Association and various state trucking associations. Their manufacturing facilities have earned the top-quality accreditations including ISO/IATF 16949 and ISAO 14001 as well as multiple prestigious customer awards from Daimler, NAPA, and many others. Visit www.phillipsind.com for more information.