Why Semi-Trailer Door Maintenance is a Critical Investment
Commercial truck drivers log a whopping 140 billion miles on U.S. roads each year, with a single driver averaging 45,000 miles, according to the Federal Highway Administration. With semis comprising 42 percent of that transportation activity, it’s no surprise that semi-trailers undergo significant wear and abuse. Maintaining these vehicles, including semi-trailer doors, is essential to keeping them operating efficiently.
At Midwest Garage Doors, we specialize semi-tractor trailers compliance according to Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration guidelines, which specify that “every motor carrier and intermodal equipment provider must systematically inspect, repair, and maintain” the vehicles and equipment it controls.
Inspections and maintenance
Implementing a maintenance schedule is the key to avoiding serious semi-trailer door repairs. It can help you identify problems with:
- High-tension components
- Faulty cables
- Worn anchor brackets
- Damaged rollers or springs
- Misaligned tracks
A break or malfunction in any of these areas can lead to an inoperable semi-tractor trailer or dangerous conditions for the driver. Like commercial garages, these overhead doors are designed to handle grueling day-to-day operations. As a result, they are made of heavy, commercial grade materials.
Our technicians service an extensive range of semi-trailer door makes and models and inspect, repair and replace them to meet safety regulations. We also clean and lubricate doors to extend their life.
Trust Midwest Garage Door Systems to keep your trucks productive on the road for many more miles. Contact us today for more information.