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components, scheduling thorough inspections,
and specifying the right components.
Ideally, a program should be established when
the truck or trailer is new to ensure all seals,
coatings, materials used, etc. are accounted for
on the vehicle. But, even if a tractor or trailer has
been in a fleet for some time, it is never too late
to start a corrosion prevention program.
"If [fleets] don't have a corrosion prevention
program in place it's a good idea to start one,
because if nothing else [the fleet] can at least start
to treat the equipment and will get a couple extra
years out of [the vehicles]," says Brad Ryckert,
national fleet sales manager, SKF, a global technology provider.
Keeping the truck and trailer clean is imperative and should be included in the corrosion
prevention program.
"A regular and proper wash system is vital
to a fleet's longevity," says Matthew Young,
industrial sales manager at Krown Industrial, a
manufacturer of corrosion inhibitors, lubricants,
and penetrants.
In addition to a regular wash, Young suggests
using a corrosion inhibitor as part of a preventive maintenance program. Typically, corrosion
doesn't form on large surfaces, it forms where
moisture sits.

"You can't introduce a physical coating to protect
those [smaller places such as nuts and bolts], so
something that is lighter, that is oil-based, and
has the ability to penetrate and displace moisture
already there is key," Young adds.

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» Specifying trailers with hot-dip galvanized
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» Components in the "hot zone" will benefit
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» The entire subframe of this trailer is hotdip galvanized to protect against corrosion.
Photo courtesy of DWS Fleet Management Services

Keeping all areas of the truck and trailer clean, particularly in the hot zone, and
making sure that any detergents and soaps
are completely washed off during the cleaning
process will help prevent corrosion. If detergents or soaps are left to dwell on the surface,
the cleaning solutions used can cause corrosion, especially with some of the acids being
used in the truck washes, notes Brandon
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Uptime: Top Industry Trends in 2020 and Beyond
How Active Safety Systems Pave the Way to Vehicle Autonomy
Vehicles: Steps to Understand and Prevent Corrosion
In the Bay: Remote Vehicle Management Enters a New Phase
Shop Operations: How to Prevent, Contain, and Clean Up Shop Spills
Management: A Guide to World-Class Maintenance
Training: What is a Bistable Relay?
Reman, Rebuild, Replace: What's the Difference Between a Supplier and a Supply Partner?
Diagnostics: Four Steps of an Effective Maintenance Program
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Classifieds
Guest Editorial: Trends in Asset Telematics
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Fleet Maintenance - Uptime: Top Industry Trends in 2020 and Beyond
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Fleet Maintenance - How Active Safety Systems Pave the Way to Vehicle Autonomy
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Fleet Maintenance - Management: A Guide to World-Class Maintenance
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Fleet Maintenance - Training: What is a Bistable Relay?
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Fleet Maintenance - Reman, Rebuild, Replace: What's the Difference Between a Supplier and a Supply Partner?
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Fleet Maintenance - Diagnostics: Four Steps of an Effective Maintenance Program
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