Services Available For Semi Trailers

Whether you use a flatbed trailer, refrigerated trailer, dry van trailer, or lift gate trailer, there are many services available for your semi-trailer. These services are vital for keeping your trailer in top shape and helping you avoid breakdowns. One of the most effective ways to keep your trailer in tip-top condition is to create a maintenance schedule. It will allow you to track all of the services you’ve completed and what may need to be done in the future. 

Brake Inspection 

The brakes of a semi-truck are critical to the safety of drivers and passengers. They stop the vehicle hundreds of times a day, and when they break down or fail, accidents can happen quickly. Brake inspections should be part of any preventive maintenance program. However, how often they need to be inspected depends on the route traveled, duty cycle and the type of braking system. 

Electrical Inspection 

Electrical systems are the heart of any truck and trailer, so they need to be in tip-top shape. From powering the lights to keeping the battery charged, it’s imperative to have a properly working electrical system that will keep you and your passengers safe. The most notable electrical component is the wiring, which needs to be insulated and securely attached. This is why it’s so important to have a professional mechanic look at your truck and trailer’s electrical system as it can be one of the most dangerous aspects of a semi or trailer.  

Suspension Inspection 

The suspension in semi-trailers performs a multitude of duties to support the load and cushion the ride, providing optimal driver comfort. However, like any system, it needs maintenance to keep up its best performance. 

Tire Inspection 

Tire inspections are essential to a semi trailer’s safety and operational capability. They help to keep trailers in compliance with CSA (Compliance Safety Accountability) requirements, increase vehicle and driver safety, and enhance uptime. A pre-trip inspection is a regulatory requirement for professional truck drivers, so it is important to make sure the tires on your trailer are properly inflated and in good condition before you hit the road. Aside from checking for proper inflation, a proper inspection should include the measuring of tread depth and the checking of pressure of each tire to ensure no solid objects are lodged between dual tires.