A long and productive life may depend on protecting the electrical system
By Paul Abelson
Except for physical damage that can wreck a rig in an instant, corrosion is the primary destroyer of trucks and trailers. Nowhere is this more apparent than in a truck’s electrical system. Progress has been dramatic in the past decade, but many truckers still find, as the TMC of American Trucking Associations reported in the 1990s and early 2000s, lighting and electrical problems are the greatest contributors to maintenance costs, in both dollars and numbers of incidents.