Truck and Trailer Maintenance

Truck and Trailer Maintenance

When you neglect checking the brakes or if the hub is without oil in it, this sometimes happen. I was on I-85 north just outside Anderson, SC when the I saw smoke in my mirror. As I approached a construction area, I saw the hub come off and hit the jersey wall bounced off and roll under the wheel. I immediately pulled over, the ground was soft, wet and messy. The wrecker had to take the wheel off and chain up the axle in order to get me off the road. What a mess!

Because of the neglect on the company’s part, it took us the rest of the day and part of the next to get this fixed and back out on the road. Vehicle maintenance is something that the company and drivers need to pay attention to. The whole time we sat here, the company didn’t check on us to see if we were safe or if the truck had been fixed and we didn’t get paid for this down time! Needless to say, we didn’t stay at this company too much longer.

3 responses to “Truck and Trailer Maintenance

  1. In this era of Trucking you have to do a background check on a Trucking company before you decide you want to work for them.

    • Seems that way, doesn’t it? I’ve read in LandLine magazine where there were two companies in Colorado that were shut down because of maintenance issues not being taken care of and paperwork not up to snuff. Crazy, ain’t it?

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