Trailer productivity: corrosion control

Trailer productivity: corrosion control

An article by Seth Skydel from the Fleet Equipment Magazine

Durability. Cost. Image. Three main factors in fleet decisions about trailer specifications that are directly affected by a common enemy — corrosion. From the roofline to structural members, suspensions, axles, landing gear and upper-couplers, constant bombardment by moisture and debris — as well as exposure to road salts and other de-icing materials — makes specifying trailers for corrosion protection of utmost concern to fleet managers. Equally aware of the challenge are trailer, system and component manufacturers, who are addressing the problems caused by corrosion with new technologies and processes.