While it is well-known that we do a great job here at Mid Carolina Diesel when it comes to truck services, we also want you to know that we are here for you to keep your trailer in top condition. Rather than wait until you have a breakdown or accident to find out your trailer needs work, we recommend regular trailer inspections. Here are a few of the things we check when you bring in your trailer for an inspection.
- Body Damage– Trailer inspections include checking the structural integrity of the trailer, including the roof, sides, front, doors, latches, and interior walls.
- Special Equipment– If your trailer has special equipment, such as a hoist or refrigeration unit, we inspect them for any signs of wear and tear.
- General Condition– We will alert you to any cleanliness issues that could put your next cargo at risk.
- Undercarriage– Trailer inspections include checking the cross members, springs, frames, axle alignment, slide track, and landing gear mounting and operation.
- Wheels/Tires– We’ll check to be sure the wheel seals are not leaking, that the torque on wheel nuts is correct, and check tire pressure and wear on the tires.
- Brakes- An inspection of the brakes will include checking for air leaks, how the brake lining is doing, condition of the brake drums, and if any brake adjustments are needed.
- Hoses & Electrical– All hoses will be checked, as well as lights, wiring, and reflectors.