Q: Do you need to be aware of trailer repairs before getting Maryland State trailer inspections at Legendary Trailer Repair? Also, when you get my Maryland State trucking license, you should have no trouble finding any trailer repair company. A: Your answers to these questions will help you choose your Maryland State trucking service provider and avoid costly trailer repairs.
Q: Are the VINs legible on your trailer? Can they be read easily understood? The numbers that are usually on a trailer sticker or plate are found at the top of the trailer. These numbers refer to the Vehicle Identification Number or VIN. The vehicle identification number is the identification number of the engine or vehicle that the motor carrier or company uses to locate the engine or vehicle in an accident or as proof that the vehicle was paid for and not stolen. The VIN is located under the hood or cab of the truck and is printed directly onto a metal plate.
Q: Are the brake systems, steering, tires, suspension, frame, etc. all in working order? A: A trailer is typically an expensive vehicle to insure and most insurance companies require that a licensed, insured vehicle is used to carry it and that the insured vehicle is maintained. When the brakes are properly working and the vehicle tires and suspension are in good condition, most insurance companies will require that you carry a safe vehicle to carry with you at all times.
Q: Are your trailers in good condition? If so, then why are you needing trailer repairs? A: Trailer repairs can be for many reasons, some of which are listed in the next paragraph. Some repairs can be temporary, while others may need to be made permanent.
Q: Are the trailers safe to tow? A: Towing a trailer is a serious task and requires special equipment, such as a safety harness or trailer lifts. If you have the right equipment and training, you can safely lift your trailer and tow it to your destination without fear of causing any damage or injury. If you have to tow a trailer without the proper equipment and training, you could end up hurting yourself or others when attempting to remove a trailer from the ground.
Q: How long has it been since you’ve had to make a trailer repair? A: Trailer repairs are often made when a trailer has not been driven for some time. Sometimes the wheels of your trailer will need some attention to ensure that the vehicle and trailer are properly aligned and your brakes will be in good condition.
Q: Is the weight limit specified on the trailer safe for your trailer? A: Towing a trailer with too much weight is dangerous and could result in serious injuries to the driver. You should never tow a trailer that has too much weight. Even though your Maryland State trucking service provider may provide a certain weight limit, this limit is generally based on the weight of your vehicle.
Q: Is your safety harness in good condition? A: Most trucking companies require their drivers to wear safety harnesses or a safety belt while driving and using the towing equipment.
Q: Is your trailer in good condition? If not, you should not wing it without proper trailer repairs could pose a threat to the life of others, your own life and the lives of others. If you drive a truck without the proper trailer repairs, you could be endangering the lives of other drivers, people on the street, pedestrians and the possibility of a fire.
Q: Is the trailer towed properly? Proper trailer repairs should include inspecting the alignment of the vehicle’s wheels and ensuring that they are straight.
Q: Do you know how to use the brake on your trailer safely? A: Towing a trailer involves using the brakes. If you have trouble applying the brakes and you have to use them incorrectly, the brakes could become loose and you could cause an accident or injury.