My name is Vince Archuleta, inventor of the VSA PlugSaver™. I have been driving tractor/trailer for 12 years. During my 12 year career, I have encountered many electrical failures due to the electrical plug on a tractor/trailer coming loose or just completely falling out of the housing.
In 2009, I was hooking up trailers in the middle of a blizzard in South Dakota for a shuttle run with a set of doubles. I had to rig up the electrical plug with a bungee cord as a temporary solution to fix the loose connection. The loose connection was causing my tail lights to flicker or, at times, not function at all. Multiple times I have had my electrical plug fall out from only making turns while driving around town. I have also completed routes to find out at the end of my day that my tail lights were not functioning at all. Both of these problems could have ended badly, although, there could be an easy solution!
I started thinking about a product that I could design to securely keep the plug from falling out and also prevent electrical malfunctions. The VSA PlugSaver, LLC created a solution to keep fellow truckers safe around the world!