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The Dreaded D.O.T. Stop…..

 Steve from shared this article he wrote with me. Check it out.

The Dreaded D.O.T. Stop…..
by Stevethetrailerking


                   If you are familiar with towing a trailer, you are probably likely to have experienced a D.O.T. Safety Checkpoint.

                   There are a lot of things that can make these stops run a little more smoothly. You would be surprised to know how many people don’t realize their trailer needs to be inspected every year.


            That is going to be one of the 1st things they check during a DOT stop, and if you don’t have a valid NYS Inspection Certificate, it can set off red flags for them to look into everything.










There are certain things you are required to carry such as, safety

triangles, fire extinguisher & first aid kit, for starters. Before you get to

that checkpoint, stop by Trailer King and get your DOT Compliance kit

instead of getting a ticket!




3    Brakes

  1. Service and Parking Brakes
  2. Drums and Rotors
  3. Hoses and Tubing
  4. Low Air Warning Device
  5. Tractor Protection Valve                              

4    Coupling Devices

  1. Fifth Wheels
  2. Pintle Hooks
  3. Tow Bars
  4. Safety Devices

5    Lighting Devices

  1. Stop Lights
  2. Turn Signals
  3. Headlights
  4. Clearance Lights
  5. Marker Lights

6    Steering Mechanism
7    Suspension
8    Frame Members and Body Components
9    Tires and Wheels
10    Windshield and Wipers
11    Load Securement
12    Rearview Mirrors
13    Horn
14    Exhaust System
15    Emergency Equipment

  1. Fire Extinguishers
  2. Emergency warning devices
  3. Spare fuses


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