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Watch: Three ways to show trailer suspension maintenance more love

David Sickels is the Associate Editor of Tire Review and Fleet Equipment magazines. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

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When it comes to good maintenance practices, tractors tend to get more attention than the trailers behind them. And it makes sense – tractors are more often part of a fleet’s preventative maintenance program. While a trailer might be parked in a lot somewhere out there, the indispensable tractor is just naturally inspected more frequently.

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But if your trailers aren’t on a solid preventative maintenance program, you’re running the risk of wasting time and money on issues that could have been prevented.

Legally you’re required to inspect your trailer’s suspension systems annually, but sometimes once a year isn’t enough. So, we’ve put together three trailer suspension maintenance tips you might want to consider a bit more often.

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