The first tip should be checking the tire pressure. You should regularly check for the volume of air in the tire. You should confirm this due to the fact that correct tire pressure will help in improving the lifespan of the tire and the trailer as well. You find that when the tire operates at wrong inflation level they will wear out very fast. This is something that can be easily done by using the monitoring system to inspect the tire for the air leaks.
Another tip should be checking the suspension. You don’t need to be a profession to do this but just your eyes to look at irregular signs of tear, wear or heat cracks that are found on the springs. It is important that you ensure that there is nothing touching the suspension or interfering with its functionality. Apart from that, you should also make sure that the springs have equal and sufficient pressure. It is important that you moderate the riding height since when it is too low or too high it will interfere with safe navigation of the overpasses. You should prevent this at all levels since little air is not good for the suspension components as the trailer will be riding on suspension bumper instead of air bag.
Apart from that, you should also make sure that you lube it correctly. You should make sure that you apply the correct lube at the right amount as this is essential for the operation of the trailer. Application of grease in the right amount is important as it will prevent the tear and wear of the moving parts. This can be done by crawling under the trailer to identify the parts that needs to be greased and do it on a regular basis.
Apart from that, you should also make sure that the trailer has a proper lighting system which can serve it fully. This can be done by checking the lamps, wires, and the harness system. You should also replace grease when needed at connection points. The roads always have some ice that is used for melting the ice and the water spills which when they come in contact with the lighting system they cause corrosion. The last thing that you want is to be stopped by the road side because of poor lighting system yet you might be running out of time.
In addition, you should also check the tractor security. It is important that you check the ties down straps, chains and the ratchets. Loose switching, holes and snags should also be checked. Apart from that you should also check at the loose logistics tracks on the inside of the trailer.