Corrosion

Business, Equipment

Task Forces Set Sights on Controlling Corrosion

Examples of corrosion shown during task force session at the 2021 TMC Spring Meeting Examples of corrosion shown during task force session at the 2021 TMC Spring Meeting. (TMC)

An American Trucking Associations Technology & Maintenance Council task force called for action April 16 to develop best practices to address cab corrosion.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2021
Business, Equipment, Safety

Fleets Implement Techniques to Fight Corrosion From Salts

salt truck Although brine is more cost-effective than traditional rock salt, both products play a role in plowing efficiency. (Alaska DOT)

Keeping roadways free of snow and ice is critical for safety, but the de-icing products states use — mainly chlorides — are notorious for causing truck corrosion, creating a significant risk to equipment.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
January 29, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

State DOTs Find Alternative Solutions to Clearing Roads

Brine maker In Alaska, brine is produced for 18 cents per gallon, but the cost per gallon can increase up to $2.50 when a corrosion inhibitor is added. (Alaska DOT)

States are working to decrease the amount of product needed to clear winter roads, implementing brine technology and adding corrosion inhibitors

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
January 29, 2021
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 | Special to Transport Topics
November 20, 2018
Special Coverage, Business

Be Proactive to Minimize Corrosion Effects, Experts Advise

Willis by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

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
Business

Wheel Makers Use Coatings in Battle Against Corrosion

TT File Photo

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