An industry-wide study found that brake-related issues caused 29% of semi-truck accidents. Because a trailer’s brakes are exposed to consistent heat, pressure, and friction, they can quickly deteriorate below DOT standards. Common causes of trailer brake problems include air leaks, external corrosion and wear, misadjustment, and internal water contamination. Internal water contamination can also cause air lines to freeze in winter conditions.
The worst part is that trailer brake troubles often remain undetected until the problem shows up in a critical circumstance, such as a full-pressure panic stop or a situation where a fast release is needed. Fast Fleet mobile technicians are experts at diagnosing and repairing trailer brake issues to get the unit back on the road safely.
Tractor Trailer Repair
If you’ve experienced a breakdown and need immediate roadside assistance, call us or use the webform below to connect with us. We’ll quickly coordinate your location and dispatch a local mechanic to facilitate your repair.