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Apr 14, 2010


Santa Fe Springs, CA (April 12, 2010)  During the Mid America Trucking Show held in Louisville, KY March 25-27, Phillips Industries was presented with a Top 20 Product Award from Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine for their PERMALOGIC™ SELECTOR SYSTEM.  Each year Heavy Duty Trucking editors choose 50 nominees from new product introductions to be considered for this award.  The final 20 winners are chosen by Darry Stewart, president of DWS Fleet Services, and two fleet managers. The winners are selected based on innovation and their ability to make fleets safer, more efficient and more profitable.  Bob Phillips, President and CEO of Phillips Industries in accepting this award thanked HDT for recognizing the PERMALOGIC™ SELECTOR SYSTEM:  “Our product development is driven by finding solutions to fleet problems so it’s gratifying that Phillips is again a recipient of HDT’s Top 20 Award.  We appreciate being a nominee and an ultimate winner of this prestigious award.”
The PERMALOGIC™ SELECTOR SYSTEM was developed by Phillips VP of Engineering John Jacobs, and Adam Bean New Product Development Manager.  Jacobs has been with Phillips for more than 25 years and has been instrumental in developing many of Phillips innovative products.  Since Bean joined the company in 2006 he has worked extensively in the development of the PERMALOGIC™ products.
PERMALOGIC™ SELECTOR SYSTEM is an intelligent controller that chooses the optimal source of power to fully charge liftgate batteries without the risk of draining power needed for other vital equipment functions.  The PERMALOGIC™ SELECTOR SYSTEM is especially valuable to reefer fleets because it automatically selects between the tractor (via dual pole) or the trailer’s reefer unit as the source of power to continuously charge the liftgate batteries to capacity; and at the same time, manage power to start the engine, run the refrigeration unit and maintain the integrity of the electrical system.  Fleets and Phillips distributors can find out more about the PERMALOGIC™ SELECTOR SYSTEM at
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Based in Santa Fe Springs, CA 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.  Phillips Industries Commercial Vehicle Products Santa Fe Springs facility is accredited to ISO 9001, TS 16949 and ISO 14001.   Phillips Industries has manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as in Mexico and China.