Pulling Trailers Safely Lincoln NE

Driver knowledge and experience must be added before a trailer can be pulled safely. Drivers in Lincoln must understand the pulling characteristics of his particular truck. Slight differences between vehicles can make a huge difference in the performance of the truck/trailer combination on the road.

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Pulling Trailers Safely

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Source: MASONRY CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE
Publication date: September 1, 2007

By Bob Parrish

Inexperienced drivers often believe that a strong truck with a trailer hitch is all that's needed for safe hauling. A good truck with the right hitch is certainly very important, but it has nothing to do with pulling that trailer safely.

Driver knowledge and experience must be added before a trailer can be pulled safely. The driver must understand the pulling characteristics of his particular truck. Slight differences between vehicles can make a huge difference in the performance of the truck/trailer combination on the road.

Same could be different

Individual trailers, and even identical trailers, often pull very different when moving down the road. Length, loaded weight, balance, and tongue weight of the trailer are other important factors in how well it pulls (and stops) at road speed. Beyond that, the trailer's lights, brakes, load security, and flagging (if needed) are critical issues every driver must check before hitting the road.

Trailer lights and hook up (including the safety pin) must be checked each time the driver makes a stop. Walk around the trailer to check the load and tie downs before heading to the next destination.

Marks on this parking lot indicate the driver took off before the proper air pressure was attained in both the truck brakes and trailer brakes.

Tongue weight is a critical safety issue.

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