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Phillips wins social responsibility award at European Business Forum

The Leaders of Social Responsibility awards for Good Company, Good Employer, and Eco Company were presented during the European Business Forum 2022.   

Phillips Industries OEM division receives Hyundai Translead 2022 Excellence in Quality Award

Phillips Industries OEM division has been recognized by Hyundai Translead with its Excellence in Quality Award for 2022.   Thirteen suppliers were recognized by Hyundai Translead for their commitment and effort in support of Hyundai customers at its annual Supplier Summit on Nov. 3 at The Lodge Torrey Pines in San Diego, CA.     Phillips Industries was one

Phillips details R&D expansion efforts

Under the leadership of Dan Forthoffer, corporate director of R&D, Phillips Industries and Phillips Connect are transforming their R&D capabilities to meet the current and future challenges facing vehicle operators in the evolving transportation industry, the company noted in a recent press release. This expanded initiative supports Phillips Industries, Phillips Connect, and Phillips Europe, and works collaboratively across all

Phillips Industries OEM division receives Wabash 2022 Supplier Award

Phillips Industries OEM division has been recognized as one of Wabash’s top suppliers receiving a 2022 Wabash Supplier Award for supply chain excellence. Wabash presents the annual awards to top suppliers for excellence in supply chain performance, considering criteria such as innovation, quality, delivery, cost, and service. On September 27, Phillips was presented with a 2022 Distinguished

Phillips Industries OEM division recognized by DTNA with Masters of Quality award

Phillips Industries OEM division has been recognized by Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) with a Masters of Quality Supplier award for 2021. The award honors the top components and services suppliers to Freightliner and Western Star trucks. On September 20, 2022, Rubén Castañeda Guzmán, manager of supplier management, and Miguel Angel Valdivia and Jorge Luis González, both

Connecting ROI to tractor-to-trailer air, electrical back-of-cab components

As the industry is met with a rise in technological advancements and innovation, back-of-cab configuration of air and electrical trailer connections have been running on cruise control. Most fleets use what’s always worked and spend their energy figuring out the other stuff. Over the last several years, however, accelerated product development and design for back-of-cab

Phillips Industries expands, enhances Power Air Kit product

Phillips Industries has introduced two new Power Air Kits (PAKs), expanding its product line to offer three different solutions to replace any level of back-of-cab equipment.  A PAK combines 12- or 15-ft. length electrical and air assemblies with factory-installed gladhands and cable.  Phillips PAKs are complete back-of-cab systems sold under one part number. The Phillips PAK line-up, with the

Phillips Connect’s new facilities support growth of commercial vehicle technology

Phillips Connect expanded its business facilities to accommodate explosive growth since 2020. The new capacities in manufacturing, R&D, warehousing, and a new headquarters complex reflect the increasing recognition of its intuitive and scalable telematics solutions by major transportation and logistics companies. In the last five years, Phillips Connect leveraged long-standing relationships from Phillips Industries with

Phillips Connect, Utility Trailer partner on Utility Connect

Utility Trailer announced Phillips Connect as its exclusive partner for trailer telematics with the launch of Utility Connect. The Utility Connect system stems from Utility’s proprietary wiring harness that has been reengineered to work with the Phillips Connect Smart7 nosebox. All connections of the Utility harness are soldered, and connections are over-molded. The Utility Connect product

Phillips Connect introduces smart nosebox to enable trailer telematics

Phillips Connect introduced three new smart nosebox GPS gateways during a press conference held in conjunction with the TMC ’22 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition. Retrofittable or specified on new equipment, the new Phillips Connect Smart noseboxes transform trailers into managed assets that provide telematics benefits. The Smart S7 Swiveling Nosebox, Smart Q-Box, and Smart

How to avoid frozen truck air lines in the winter

Let’s talk about air lines—and no, I don’t mean Delta or United. It’s that sometimes overlooked but 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

Phillips Industries introduces maintenance-free tank saver

The new Tank Saver from Phillips is designed as a “set it and forget it” product to drain air tanks, eliminating the need for service once installed, the company says. Air brake systems are not impervious to water and debris and need to be purged regularly to avoid scaling and corrosion in the air tanks