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Improperly installed inverters are known to have caused truck fires. There’s no reason to avoid using an inverter — just make sure it’s installed by someone who knows what they are doing.

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Mitchell 1 Makes Wiring Diagrams Interactive

Enhancements to Mitchell 1's truck-repair software will allow technicians to more quickly and effectively diagnose complicated wiring diagrams, which often span multiple pages.

Optronics Offers Smoke-Lens LED Lamps

Optronics' new Smoke-Lens offering includes 6-inch oval and 4-inch round stop, tail, turn lamps, a 6-inch oval backup lamp, and a three-quarter-inch PC-rated clearance marker lamp.

Optronics Acquires USA Harness

Optronics International has completed its acquisition of Texas-based USA Harness Inc., a maker of trailer harnesses and electronic control systems.

How to Spec and Protect Truck Electronics

Electronics are not noted for being robust systems. They are susceptible to failure due to environmental conditions such as dust or moisture, extremely hot and cold temperatures, mud, grime and grit, anti-icing chemicals – all the things a truck deals during a routine day’s work.

Maintaining Trailer Electrical Systems

There's technology on the horizon that will improve trailer electrical system performance, but in the meantime, basic electrical maintenance, done right, will see you through.

Purkeys Acquired by Mission Critical Electronics

Electric power solutions company Purkeys Fleet Electric has been acquired by Mission Critical Electronics which designs manufactures and distributes electronic power products for a variety of applications including commercial vehicles.