How To Increase Trailer Efficiency and Longevity

Posted by Kelsey on May 17, 2018 9:50:00 AM

There are more types of trailers in various sizes on the road than ever before. 

The January 2018 prediction for the trailer industry was very favorable, and it has continued to meet those standards. A lot of this growth has come from increased efficiency, increased safety, and cost savings. You may be asking, how can efficiency and safety be increased while spending less money? The answer is in the longevity of the trailers themselves. When putting in the extra time and necessary equipment, you see an increase in positive attributes. Although it will be pricier up front for a job well done, the trailers are seeing decreased costs over time.

 

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Topics: How To, Truck/Trailer, Trailer Connectors


Ask the Expert: Air Brakes & Automotive Braking

Posted by Kelsey on Apr 9, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Everyone knows that brakes cause a vehicle to stop, but may not exactly know how brakes work. There is not solely one type of brake, so to clear up any confusion we sat down with Del City’s Technical Specialist. In this segment, our Technical Specialist will answer common questions about air brakes and hydraulic brakes, as well as how they differ from electric brakes. Hopefully our Technical Specialist is able to clear up this topic and increase your industry knowledge of these systems.

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Topics: Resources, Truck/Trailer, Product Feature, Hoses, Grommets & Clamps


6 Reasons to Attend NTEA's Work Truck Show 2018

Posted by Kelsey on Jan 31, 2018 3:25:18 PM

The 2018 NTEA Work Truck Show is quickly approaching. The Work Truck Show is North America’s largest work truck event, being held on March 6-9, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN. Registration is through phone, fax, online and even in person for this event. Below are the 6 reasons why the NTEA show is beneficial to industry professionals, and why visiting Del City will propel you to the next level.

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Topics: Truck/Trailer, Del City News, Industry News


How To Wire Trailer Lights

Posted by Lauren on Feb 9, 2017 10:49:00 AM

Wiring up trailer lights can seem like a task with all the different wires you need to run, splice, and connect. To make it easy, we got together with our tech and had him break it down for us and put together a simple, step-by-step tutorial. In this video, we used a trailer light kit in order to have an easy, seamless install. Follow along, and if you have questions, give us a call at 1.800.654.4757.

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Topics: How To, Resources, Truck/Trailer, Lighting


7 Way Trailer Plug Diagram

Posted by Lauren on Jan 5, 2017 8:11:00 AM

For large over-the-road vehicles, you can’t go without a 7 way trailer plug and socket. Protect your connection from corrosion, plus get a professional, finished look with one of these 7 way trailer plugs and sockets. Rust and wear and tear have nothing on you when you install these on your trailer. It will continue to look great and perform for the long haul.

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Topics: Resources, Truck/Trailer, Product Feature, Trailer Connectors


What Is A Fuse?

Posted by Lauren on Dec 2, 2016 12:52:00 PM

What is a fuse? Simply put, it's your first line of defense against a short circuit. 

When a circuit experiences an excessive amount of current flow, fuses heat up and blow to protect the circuit from damage, such as fires. Usually, fuses are found close to the battery in order to avoid battery damage from a direct short in the cables coming off the posts. Often times you'll find one larger fuse block closer to the battery, and then have the circuit branch out further away with additional, smaller fuse blocks.

Fuses function similar to circuit breakers, except circuit breakers are often more accessible. Typically, engineering schematics will dictate when and where you'll need to use fuses versus circuit breakers. 

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Topics: Automotive, Resources, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Product Feature, Agricultural, Fuses & Fuse Accessories


How To Install Battery Cable Repair Splices

Posted by Lauren on Nov 11, 2016 10:45:28 AM

Quickly and conveniently repair cable harnesses with battery cable repair splices. Instead of replacing the entire harness, simply replace the damaged or corroded battery terminals. Plus, even with the repair splice, you'll still have an OEM style fit!

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Topics: How To, Automotive, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Agricultural, Battery Cables & Accessories


What Is A Solenoid?

Posted by Lauren on Oct 27, 2016 7:46:00 AM

Overview

Often times when working on high amperage applications a solenoid is incorporated into the wiring system. This is due to their ability to control a large output of power with very little power input. But, what is a solenoid?

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Topics: Automotive, Resources, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Product Feature, Relays & Power Distribution


4 Tips For Choosing Wire Loom

Posted by Lauren on Sep 29, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Protecting your wire is important, and choosing the right type of wire loom can have a big impact on the level of protection and look of the install. To make sure you get what you need, here's a few tips when choosing wire loom for your build.

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Topics: Automotive, Marine, Resources, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Agricultural, Loom & Loom Clamps


How To Use A Ratchet Crimp Tool

Posted by Lauren on Sep 22, 2016 8:03:00 AM

Getting a consistent and quality crimp every time can be tough, but using a ratchet crimp tool can help! In the demonstration below, a double ratchet crimp tool is being used, which provides even better connection protection.

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Topics: How To, Automotive, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Hand Tools & Testers


Relay Wiring Diagram: What's In A Relay?

Posted by Lauren on Sep 15, 2016 3:00:00 PM

How do relays work? What's in a relay? What do all of those pins do? How do I wire a relay? Great questions! 

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Topics: Automotive, Resources, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Relays & Power Distribution


A Comparison Between Battery Cable And Welding Cable

Posted by Lauren on Sep 8, 2016 9:30:00 AM

We often hear "what's the difference between battery cable and welding cable?" That's a good question! While these types of cables appear to be quite similar by their exterior construction, they become very different beginning with the copper strands inside...and that's just the start.

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Topics: Automotive, Resources, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Product Feature, Wire & Cable


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