DOT State Regulations for Trailers in Oklahoma

000000024517Each state in the US has its own laws and regulations when it comes to towing trailers. Most DOT state regulations for Oklahoma are dictated by common sense, so most towers will not be affected by any but the basics. Here are the main state regulations for trailers in Oklahoma.

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Upgrading Your Trailer Suspension Parts

SuspensionA trailer suspension system includes springs or torsion bars and other components that connect the vehicle to its wheels. Suspension is important because if it is weak this can lead to difficulty steering and controlling the vehicle, increased tire and shock wear and other problems.

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When Do You Need a CDL for Towing a Trailer?

000000010467While requirements for obtaining a commercial driver’s license (CDL) license may vary slightly from state to state, the federal regulations are universal covering interstate transportation of cargo. This includes cargo that originates or terminates out of state even if you pick up and or deliver it in your state. Here are a few of the basic CDL license requirements for towing a trailer, as well as those specific to the state of Texas.

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Using Ventilation Systems for Livestock Trailers

000000010254Transporting livestock can be necessary for multiple reasons, including: training, pleasure riding, competition, breeding, sales, veterinary treatment and so on. Livestock owners want to make the experience as stress-free, safe and healthy as possible for their animal passengers. Avoiding extremely cold temperatures is typically not a problem, as horses produce a great deal of body heat, especially if more than one horse is being transported. The situation that can be potentially harmful is exposure to hot air that is full of small particles that can irritate the horse’s respiratory system. Overheating can be prevented, as well as reducing exposure to dust, bacteria and mold, through continuous air exchange. Keeping air moving can help to ensure your livestock will travel in reasonable comfort and arrive at their destination in good health.

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Choosing The Best Safety Chains for Your Trailer

safetychainWhile accidents with trailers are fairly uncommon, they do happen. If you own a trailer, you want to do everything in your power to ensure that accidents don’t happen when you are towing your trailer. This means ensuring your trailer is on tight and fail safes are set up to prevent the worst possible scenarios.

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DOT State Regulations for Trailers in Texas

Each state in the US has its own laws and regulations when it comes to towing trailers. Most DOT state regulations for Texas are dictated by common sense, so most towers will not be affected by any but the basics. Here are the main state regulations for trailers in Texas.

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Is a Bumper Pull Trailer Right for You?

Is a Bumper Pull Trailer Right for You?It is true that every horse will eventually have to retire and be put out to pasture, but so do horse trailers — after years of wear and tear, old horse trailers have to be replaced. When you’re ready to to start looking for your next horse hauler, you’ll have many options to choose between, but one of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make is whether to go with a gooseneck or a bumper pull horse trailer.

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Importance of Routinely Inspecting Your Trailer

Importance of Routinely Inspecting Your TrailerJust like almost anything in life, the better you take care of things the longer they will last. You should inspect your trailer each and every time before you head out on the road, as well as taking it to a certified dealership yearly to have your trailer inspected and serviced. Here are a few important things to check before heading out on the road.

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Selecting the Proper Trailer Tires and Maintenance

Selecting the Proper Trailer Tires and MaintenanceThere are few things as important and underappreciated as the tires on Gooseneck trailers. They can either give your cargo a smooth ride and make pulling a breeze when properly matched to your axles and load, or they can create a hauling nightmare that may cause you to reconsider ever getting on the road again. Selecting tires, whether it’s for a trailer you already own or a new trailer, requires a little bit of understanding of how tires work and what those mysterious codes really mean.

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