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Truckers from to the farthest stretches of road know how important brakes are to a safe and successful journey. These advanced systems function at the highest capacity to handle the incredibly immense loads a semi-trailer truck places on them and are a major factor in a semi truck’s lifespan. This is why their failure can be the cause of serious accidents, and why passing an inspection is necessary for continued service with a rig. Knowing how to check disc brakes on semi truck rigs means safely trailering around and beyond, whether on the steepest grades or in the city. Learn how to check brakes on a semi truck with the service specialists at Rechtien International Trucks.
80,000 pounds barreling down the highway is a lot to handle, even for the most sophisticated braking systems. Learning how to check disc brakes on a semi truck can mean the difference between a successful trip and long delays or much worse. As air disc brakes (ADB’s) are becoming more popular, the difference in their maintenance from drum brakes may be unfamiliar for many truckers. See below for how to check disc brakes on a semi truck like the pros:
While knowing the correct way to check brakes on a semi truck is essential information for any trucker, no one has the time to constantly check each brake chamber. There is a recommended baseline for a brief check to see if a larger, in-depth look should be taken, and while brakes should be regularly checked and maintained, this should give you a good idea of your condition:
Whether you want all the details on how to care for your semi truck tires or you simply want reliable trucks for your fleet, you can find it at our location. We’re always updating our blog with the latest updates to keep you informed on staying fuel efficient on long journeys and more. So contact us today at Rechtien International Trucks to get to know your rig inside and out, while we tackle the road’s toughest challenges together. So, you know how to check your brakes, but do you know how long your semi-truck brakes are supposed to last before you start checking and replacing them? Learn more today at one of our dealership locations!
CVSA-certified enforcement personnel will conduct roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week, Aug 21-27, to identify and remove CMVs with critical brake violations from our roadways and to call attention to the dangers of faulty brake systems. Properly functioning brake systems are crucial…
As electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular on the South Florida roads, it’s no surprise that electric commercial vehicles are also coming soon. Currently, diesel and gas trucks are some of the most popular commercial vehicles available for you to add to your business fleet. However, as battery technology advances and electric vehicles become more…
If you’ve paid any attention to the automotive industry, you’ll find that there’s a lot that has been going on. With that being said, the automotive industry is often closely related to the commercial truck industry, so you can expect some aspects to apply in both applications. Many of the trucking industry trends for 2022…
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