Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Truck Makers, Suppliers Aim to Combat Road Salt Corrosion With Protective Coatings

Road Salt Corrosion Snow and ice cover a highway. (Mary Ann Chastain/Associated Press)

When winter weather arrives, what also comes with it is the use of road salt, which exacerbates truck corrosion.

Katie Pyzyk | Contributing Writer
November 20, 2018
Special Coverage, Business

Be Proactive to Minimize Corrosion Effects, Experts Advise

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Corrosion is unavoidable, but experts say minimize it, slow it down during a vehicle’s useful life and realize help is at hand.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 2, 2016

Wheel Makers Use Coatings in Battle Against Corrosion

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A tiny rock, de-icing material or salt and sand can start the process of turning a perfectly good wheel into a rust-covered embarrassment or, worse, a safety hazard. To prevent that from happening, motor carriers are using effective maintenance techniques, while manufacturers are producing more corrosion-resistant wheels.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
November 1, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

Be Aware of Elements That Cause Corrosion, Experts Say

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fifty years ago, the only type of corrosion the trucking industry worried about was from road salt on the truck chassis. But today, no part of a truck is safe from corrosion, said those who run, build, maintain and wash trucks.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
February 18, 2015