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Feb 28, 2013

Phillips STA-DRY® S7 Tracking Swivel Socket Chosen as a Top Product of 2013

Phillips STA-DRY® S7™ Tracking Swivel Socket Chosen as a Top Product of 2013


Santa Fe Springs, CA (February 28, 2013) The STA-DRY® S7™, a swivel socket from Phillips Industries, has been chosen as one of Heavy Duty Trucking’s 2013 Top 20 Products. The STA-DRY® S7™ was originally introduced by the company during the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting in February 2012 and will be on display at the Phillips’ exhibit booth #735 at the 2013 annual meeting in Nashville March 11-14.


Each of HDT's Top 20 Products is initially selected by a panel of the magazine’s editors based on its level of innovation, whether it addresses significant industry issues/concerns, and its potential to improve a trucking operation’s bottom line. The twenty finalists are then chosen by a panel of experienced fleet executives and maintenance mangers.


Phillips STA-DRY® S7™ was also named by Rolf Lockwood, Vice President, Editorial at Newcom Business Media, as one of his top 10 favorite new products of 2012. Lockwood has been writing about trucks and trucking for 33 years. Newcom publishes Today's Trucking and Transport Routier magazines which reach the fleet and owner-operator communities in both English and French Canada.


The development of the STA-DRY® S7™ was undertaken by Phillips Industries to significantly improve the connection between the tractor and trailer and to solve a specific problem when combination vehicles are required to move in a tight space. The STA-DRY® S7™ swivel action allows the cable to simply follow or track the movement of the truck, eliminating the chance of damage to air and electrical cables, the nosebox itself, connectors and gladhands. It’s the only swivel socket in the industry and was designed to completely eliminate pull away damage. It will save fleets money with only a minor modification to their equipment, paying for itself "over and over again.” To get more information about the Phillips STA-DRY® S7™ swivel socket and nosebox go to


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About Phillips Industries

Based in Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA Phillips Industries is a leading innovator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake interface equipment for the commercial vehicle industry.  Phillips is a major supplier and partner to many top OEMs around the world and is a first choice for top fleets.  They have manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as in Mexico, China and The Netherlands.  Phillips maintains active membership in key industry associations including TMC, SAE, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and state trucking associations.  Their manufacturing facilities have received the top quality accreditations including ISO 9001, TS 16949 and ISO 14001.