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Trailer Maintenance Checklist Template

A Trailer Maintenance Checklist Template can help businesses keep track of the necessary tasks that need to be completed when it comes to maintaining trailers. This checklist will help make sure everything is done correctly and on schedule, so that the trailer remains in good condition.

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Trailer Maintenance Checklist Template

Audit

Date and Time audit began

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION

Photograph of Vehicle Being Inspected
PSE vehicle ID number
USDOT Identification Number is visible
Check for current DOT inspection Sticker

DOT Items To Check (include items 1-55)

Remove all tires and inspect brakes
Clean and repack wheel bearings
Install and date dot sticker

Electric Brakes

Test emergency brake away battery
Inspect & repair if necessary brake away switch & wiring
Brake percentage left axle
Brake percentage right axle

Hydraulic Brakes

Inspect master cylinder and top off fluid
Inspect brake lines for damage & leaks
Brake percentage left axle
Brake percentage right axle
Check axle condition & hub assemblies

Air Brakes

Adjust and lube slack adjusters
Test emergency brakes
Check for air leaks
Brake percentage left axle
Brake percentage left axle
Brake percentage right axle
Brake percentage right axle

TIRES

Front Driver Tire in Good Repair with no Visible Signs of Wear or Cracking in Sidewall
Rear Driver Tire in Good Repair with no Visible Signs of Wear or Cracking in Sidewall
Rear Driver (INSIDE) Tire in Good Repair with no Visible Signs of Wear or Cracking in Sidewall (If Dual Tire Vehicle)
Rear Passenger Tire in Good Repair with no Visible Signs of Wear or Cracking in Sidewall
Rear Passenger (INSIDE) Driver Tire in Good Repair with no Visible Signs of Wear or Cracking in Sidewall (If Dual Tire Vehicle)
Front Passenger Tire in Good Repair with no Visible Signs of Wear or Cracking in Sidewall
Front Driver and Passenger Wheel/Tire Trim Rings in Place
Rear Driver and Passenger Wheel/Tire Trim Rings in Place

Other

Electric and air connections
Header board
5th wheel plate & king pin
Landing gear
Lights- stop/turn/marker/tail lights
Reflectors
Mud flaps
Rear bumper
Suspension
Frame & cross members
Springs & U Bolts
Electrical wiring
Air lines & hoses
Shocks & shackles
Rails
Side Boards
Deck
Trailer safety connectors
Safety Chains
Tires, wheels & lug nuts
Mounted equipment
Fire extinguisher
Registration paper & box

Tank (if applicable)

Cables
Dome & gaskets
Valves- external
Valves- internal

Interior (if applicable)

floor, Sides, Roof

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

Valid Vehicle Registration is located in Vehicle (Note where kept)
Valid Vehicle Insurance Certificate is Located in Vehicle (Note where kept)

SIGNATURES

Comments?
All Repairs Completed?
All Repairs not completed (please list)
Signature of Mechanic Performing Service
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Trailer maintenance checks can help to keep your trailer in good working order and avoid costly repairs. A well-researched and comprehensive maintenance checklist will help you identify any issues as soon as possible so that they can be fixed before they cause major problems. Trailer maintenance is a necessary part of owning and operating a trailer. However, it can be difficult to keep track of all the things that need to be done in order to keep your trailer running smoothly. A template like the one below can help you organize and prioritize your maintenance tasks, making them easier to remember and do on time.