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Aug 24, 2016

US Xpress Includes Phillips UPTIME Premium Trailer

US Xpress Includes Phillips UPTIME™ Premium Trailer Package on 1700 New Trailers
Santa Fe Springs, CA (July 25, 2016) US Xpress will add the Phillips UPTIME™ Premium Trailer Package of components from Phillips Industries on 1700 new trailers.
The Phillips UPTIME™ Premium Trailer Package offers an extended warranty and includes a group of components designed to maximize uptime, keeping trailers on the road. Fleets outfitting their trailers with the Phillips UPTIME™ Premium Trailer Package maintain a lower cost of ownership while maximizing revenue and profit as well as meeting their delivery promises.
US Xpress has a core obligation to our customers to deliver their products when we promise,” explained Gerry Mead, senior vice president of maintenance at US Xpress. “We are continuously looking for ways that enhance our ability to do that on a consistent basis. Many of the Phillips products included in the Phillips UPTIME™ Premium Trailer Package have been on our trailers for a while now and have a proven track record of dependability which supports our decision to add the entire group of components to our new trailers.”
Some of the cost saving products included in the Phillips UPTIME™ Premium Trailer Package are:

  • STA-DRY® Socket and Noseboxes:All of Phillips’ STA-DRY® products reduce the potential damage from corrosion.STA-DRY® trailer wire management noseboxes protect internal wiring from harsh weather environments and the QCS2® (Quick-Change Socket) offers additional corrosion protection. A premium spec, the STA-DRY® S7™ swivel nosebox, significantly reduces damage to the electrical cables between the tractor and trailer because the swivel action allows the cable to follow or track the movement of the truck when vehicles are required to move in a tight space.
  • Trailer Harnesses and Exterior Trailer Lighting:STA-DRY® harnesses keep moisture and contaminants from penetrating the electrical system.PERMALITE™ XT trailer lighting is extremely durable and impact resistant.
  • Air Connectors / Filtration System:With the QWIK-E® Gladhand, trailer brakes are released up to 50% faster than with conventional methods.Additionally, the new AIR-DEFENSE™ System with Quick-Change cartridge traps debris before it can enter the air lines, keeping them clear.

    Rob Phillips, president of Phillips Industries commented “I’m thrilled to have Phillips’ UPTIME™ Premium Trailer package be the new standard at U.S. Xpress! Gerry is recognized industry-wide as being incredibly diligent of his product specs, and for doing his homework before making decisions.”

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    About U.S. Xpress Inc:
    Founded in 1985, U.S. Xpress, Inc. is the nation’s second largest privately owned truckload carrier, providing a wide variety of transportation solutions throughout North America. We are committed to being at the forefront of safety compliance, using comprehensive training for our staff and drivers and ensuring our trucks feature the latest safety innovations. With a dedication to minimizing our impact on the environment, U.S. Xpress is a SmartWay Transport Partner. U.S. Xpress affiliates include Total Transportation of Mississippi, and Xpress Internacional. For more information, please visit

    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 Belgium.  Phillips maintains active memberships 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 TS 16949 and ISO 14001.