Damaged Semi-Tractor Trailer Doors Lead to Down Time

Semi-tractor trailers comprise 42 percent of all commercial truck traffic on America’s highways. These commercial trucks often drive thousands of miles each week, so they undergo considerable wear and tear. It’s the wise trucking company owner or manager who ensures his fleet is well maintained and operating efficiently. You of course have all the regular maintenance any vehicle, especially ones of this size, should undergo. But maintenance routines should also include inspection of the tractor trailer door and all its parts: rollers or springs, tracks, cables, brackets and high-tension components. Is your fleet getting the tractor trailer door maintenance it should?

The Unforgiving Life of a Trailer Door

Truck trailer doors are designed to open and close many times a day. Heavy, commercial-grade materials are used so doors can stand up to abuse. A break or malfunction can result in danger for the driver and render the semi-tractor trailer inoperable, necessitating repairs and costing the company down time. At the end of the day, you can’t expect your loaders or drivers to treat these doors gently or with care – your guys have productivity and efficiency to worry about. The rough use these doors undergo, coupled with the host of problems a broken truck trailer door can cause, make regular maintenance and repairs integral to keeping your business running smoothly and safely.

Tractor trailer doors are part of a system. When functioning as they should, they open and close securely and snugly, protecting the freight and ensuring the safe operation of the semi-tractor trailer.

Modern tractor trailer doors are efficient, strong and secure. But sometimes, things go wrong. Loads can shift and damage the door on the inside; traffic accidents, weather and encounters with roadside hazards can also take a toll.

Let the Pros Care for Your Tractor Trailer Doors

SACS DOOR & GATE CORP of Sacramento has you covered for repairs and maintenance of truck trailer doors, including regular cleaning, inspection and lubrication. We service an extensive range of tractor trailer door makes and models, and have the expertise to inspect and repair doors so they meet safety regulations. Need a replacement? We can help.

Get in touch with us today and protect your investment with quality tractor trailer door repair and maintenance.