We all know things wear out over time – including trucking components. The speed at which things wear out depend on driver habits, weather, the climate and how the truck is used.
It’s important for truck owners, operators and service people to have a system set up to record wear patterns and inspection results. Keeping up with the test results over time and making timely repairs will extend the service life of their truck fleets.
We’re talking about trucks braking systems so we don’t really need to emphasize how important keeping this system well maintained is. Technicians should keep brakes functioning smoothly by conducting regular brake inspections. They need to check the entire wheel end system and components for any wear, sign of breakdown, rust or parts that are going bad.
It’s recommended these inspections be done and then followed up on during every preventive maintenance interval.