Livestock trailers are perfect for all kinds of hauls due to their heavy-duty construction and rust-resistant body frame. Durable, versatile and fuel-efficient vehicles that are designed to hold and haul heavy loads across the country.
Livestock trailers can be extremely powerful if properly maintained and taken care of. No matter whether you need the livestock trailer to haul horses to a show or transport cattle to other state, a proper care is a must. In order to keep your investment for years, you must follow some basic safety tips that will help you increase safety and reduce potential problems.
Check Brakes – Make sure brakes are in perfect working condition because they are the heart of this powerful heavy duty vehicle. After all, it is the brakes that give you the power to control the vehicle. And since you haul heavy loads, it is extremely important to be sure that the brakes work properly. It is better and cost-effective to double-check brakes before each trip than to risk your own life.
Check Lights – Stay safe on the road by inspecting tail lights, headlights, running lights and turn signals before using your livestock trailer. It is better to prevent than to repair.
Check Door – Remember to always check the doors. This may seem insignificant to you, but did you know that many livestock trailers accidents were actually caused by a broken door. Take some time to inspect the doors and see if they close properly or not.
Check Tires – Nothing causes more accidents that a flat tire. Knowing that, you should always check tires before you hit the road. After all, you don’t want to end up stuck in the middle of a highway because of a flat tire.
Check Hitch, Chains – Hitches loosen up over time and can cause serious accidents and costly repairs. To prevent such situations, drivers must check their livestock trailers from time to time and see if loose chains and hitches need to be fasten up.
Consider Distance – There will be times when you will have to drive the trailer for days. In that case, know where you can rest and eat. Never operate this vehicle when tired or feeling sleepy. There are safety rules you are bound to follow and comply with, such as taking a rest after driving for a certain period of time.