As a professional truck driver, you know the road can throw unexpected challenges your way. Navigating treacherous weather, heavy traffic, and varying road conditions requires skill, experience, and the right equipment, including reliable brakes.
Semi-trucks rely on brake performance to stop in a controlled manner, especially in emergencies. Inclement weather aside, a fully loaded semi-trailer requires approximately 250 feet — almost the entire length of a football field — to come to a complete stop when traveling at 60 miles per hour.
With this in mind, the braking system should be a high priority when shopping for a new or used commercial semi-trailer.