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Changing and Fixing Trailer Lights

Properly working light bulbs in any trailer are crucial to maintaining road safety. If both bulbs are not functioning or even one is burned out, motorists behind you may not be aware when you are slowing down or planning to turn. Checking your trailer’s light bulbs and replacing them when…

Trailer Lights Installation

Trailer lights are installed on trailers to provide breaking, turn signal and caution lights on a trailer. Trailer lights must be connected to the wiring harness of the tow vehicle so that the control functions of the tow vehicle are connected to it. Many vehicles have a wiring harness already…

Fixing Trailer Axle Problems

**Aligning Trailer Tongue to an Axle** There is virtually no tolerance for misalignment. If the tongue is not mounted properly to the frame, the trailer will not track properly behind the tow vehicle. The further the attachment point is off-center from the axle, the more the trailer will sway while…

Setting and Replacing Trailer Axles

An axle is a central shaft for a rotating wheel or gear. On wheeled vehicles, the axle may be fixed to the wheels, rotating with them, or fixed to its surroundings, with the wheels rotating around the axle. In the former case, bearings or bushings are provided at the mounting…

Truck Echelon

Vehicle manufacturers in the United States categorize trucks by gross vehicle weight rating, defined as the combined weight of the truck and its maximum cargo. The Federal Highway Administration categorizes them by their configuration, including the total number of axles and tires and whether the truck typically pulls a trailer….

Trucking Dispatcher

Truck dispatching is a rapidly growing business. Many companies hire their own dispatchers, but other companies and some individuals who own and operate their own trucks hire the services of a dispatching company. Before the Internet, truck dispatchers kept charts to keep track of drivers and loads. Today, with high…

Trailer Categories

If you are considering joining the trucking industry it is smart to become familiar with the different types of trailers that can be found on the roads throughout the United States. In order to become a truck driver, there are several factors to consider, including what type of trailer you…

Surety Bond

Surety Bond is a bond issued by an entity on behalf of a second party, guaranteeing that the second party will fulfill an obligation or series of obligations to a third party. In the event that the obligations are not met, the third party will recover its losses via the…

Securing Truck Tools

A worker cannot do a job without the proper tools. A working man’s tools represent an investment in his business and the lifeline of his income. Many workers store their tools in the back of their work trucks. Having these tools stolen out of the back of your truck can…

Owner-Operator Venture

An owner-operator is a business owner who owns a semi-truck (or trucks) and performs contract transportation services. Work can be local delivery of goods, over-the-road distribution or other service that requires the movement of objects. Before you quit your day job you should, at the very least, know all that…

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