Air lines are sometimes overlooked but are an extremely important component of your truck—one that becomes especially vital to keep in good shape as winter rapidly approaches. Winter weather effects on air lines can hurt the truck’s brake system performance, which also puts the truck at risk of a CSA violation. Simply put: you don’t want these things to freeze.
The number one issue faced by air lines is moisture in the air system—that’s what freezes when it gets too cold. Manufacturers often suggest using air dryers to prevent this from happening.
Additionally, for safety, and according to SAE regulations, air lines need to be able to stretch and recoil properly, so make sure they don’t lose that ability.
Fleet Equipment talked to Phillips and Bendix about this issue, and what fleets could do to prevent it. Their answers and more are in the video above.
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