Trailers these days get a little more respect than they used to. They’re designed to last longer with less maintenance. Newer, more damaging de-icers have driven the development of new coatings and other solutions to corrosion problems. Trailer tracking systems allow fleets to keep track of both tethered and untethered units.
Like tractors, trailers require maintenance on brakes, wheel-ends and tires, which we’ve addressed in depth in other articles. But there are a lot of little, simple things you can do to help your trailer last longer, with less time and money spent on maintenance in the long run.