DOT Trailer Inspection Requirements

DOT Trailer Inspection

Thorough DOT Trailer Inspection

You may already be aware that trucks have to be inspected, but did you know that trailer inspections are also required by the U.S. Department of Transportation? A DOT trailer inspection can be done with ease when you visit M&L Truck Service in Federalsburg, MD. There’s a good reason why our personal motto is “Reliability to Keep You Rolling.” Our purpose and mission is to provide you with exceptional, efficient services for your trucks and trailers. If you own a commercial truck weighing more than 10,000 lbs., you must have the vehicle inspected, including trailers. Our team of trained technicians all have DOT trailer inspection certifications to ensure that your trailer is up to safety standards. Our technicians are skilled in checking each part of your truck and trailer, so no detail goes unnoticed!

DOT Trailer Inspection

Meeting the Standards

You may be wondering, what exactly does the DOT trailer inspection include? As your local DOT trailer inspection location, M&L Truck Service is here to help answer any questions or concerns you may have! The following components are included on the annual DOT trailer inspection checklist:

  • Trailer hitches
  • Coupling chains and pin
  • Trailer doors
  • Brakes & brake connections
  • Fenders
  • Trailer lights
  • Trailer roof
  • Trailer suspension system and springs
  • Electrical system
  • Rear metal frame
  • Trailer tires & wheels
DOT Trailer Inspection

Up To Date Service

The items listed above ensure that your trailer is up to optimal safety standards set by the DOT. If your trailer fails to meet any of the requirements listed above, our team of highly trained technicians will notify you and repair your trailer. A trailer inspection must be conducted at least once a year but can also occur during roadside inspections. These inspections are in place to make sure your semi-trailer is functioning properly and remains safe while you are driving on American roadways. Scheduling your DOT trailer inspection appointment before the yearly deadline to alleviate any stress or time constraints will help you stay ahead of the curve. We will work with you to complete the inspection at your convenience. There is a clear reason why commercial business owners have entrusted us as their number-one source for all things surrounding truck maintenance and DOT trailer inspections for the past 60 years!

Trustworthy Trailer Services

Our M&L team knows how essential it is to provide transparent inspections and reliable safety servicing for your company’s trailer. We follow the DOT trailer inspection checklist closely and repair any parts that are not functioning properly in a timely manner to get you back on the road. Schedule your DOT trailer inspection appointment at M&L Truck Service today!

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