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Jan 7, 2013

Troubleshooting Trailer Lights Covered in December Issue of Phillips Qwik Tech Tips

Troubleshooting Trailer Lights Covered in December Issue of Phillips Qwik Tech Tips

Santa Fe Springs, CA (January 7, 2013) The December issue of Qwik Tech Tips, a monthly newsletter published by Phillips Industries, outlines in clear language how best to troubleshoot trailer lights when they are not working properly. Under the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) measurement system, a vehicle found operating with inoperative lamps negatively affects the carrier’s safety performance data and is also one of the most common causes for a driver to be pulled over. The Qwik Tech Tips article gives a basic guideline for drivers to determine the cause and possible quick fix if trailer lighting fails saving a citation or roadside inspection negative score.  A downloadable copy of this article can be accessed at where you can also sign up for future issues of this helpful newsletter.

Qwik Tech Tips is a monthly newsletter published by Phillips Industries that offers easy solutions to electrical maintenance issues facing trucking fleets. Qwik Tech Tips is designed to be a “qwik” read that will offer useful unbiased technical advice for maintenance management, technicians as well as drivers and others who interface with truck and trailer electrical components.  Each issue of Qwik Tech Tips can be found at or can be delivered in PDF format directly each month via e-mail by requesting that option on the website.

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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.