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Trailers are the most neglected part of any truck. Yet without proper maintenance you won’t be able to deliver goods to your customers. Investing in regular maintenance will ensure your trailers stay on the road, reducing downtime and lost revenue. Your heavy vehicle mechanic will be able to help you develop a regular maintenance schedule for your fleet of trailers.
The largest operating expense of any truck or trailer is likely to be the maintenance. Frequent maintenance is crucial to keeping your goods moving and your business compliant. The largest hidden cost of trailer maintenance is downtime. Every hour a trailer is off the road, costs a company money. With a large fleet and thousands of kilometres traveled, that typically costs most truck companies several hundred thousands per year in lost revenue. The easiest way to claw this back is through onsite servicing by skilled technicians. Getting the job done right the first time, helps keep trailers on the road and deliveries on time.
Much like a truck, a truck’s trailer should be serviced every 15,000km, or at least once a year. You should also be doing a spot check of brakes and electricals prior toany major journey. We find that trailers are often the most neglected part of any truck. However ensuring that trailers are safe and roadworthy is key to ensuring not only safety but a reduction in lost downtime.
It’s crucial that your trailer lights are synchronised with your trucks lights. If your truckis in reverse, your trailers reverse lights should also be on. Your trailer blinkers should be ‘blinking’ at the same time and speed as your truck blinkers. Your trailer lights are subject to constant vibration causing wire and bulb failures. Regular safety checks and maintenance are crucial to keeping any truck safe and on the road. To keep your trailer lights shining in between services you can apply dielectric grease on connections to protect from moisture. It’s also good practice to do a full check of all lights prior to taking any trailer on the road.
Your heavy vehicle mechanic can help you setup a routine plan for the brakes on all
of your trailers at every service. Brakes should typically be replaced every 40,000km.However driving style plays a major factor so having them checked over at each service will help your transported goods stay safe and your drivers arrive on time.