Repair & Maintenance Failure
Brake failure can occur because of
- Improper installation
- Age of the equipment, or
- Maintenance of big rig or truck trailer brakes (by either the big rig owner or the truck trailer owner).
According to Technical Services (TS), a truck’s brakes can dramatically heat up due to overuse, use of the brakes on a long downgrade, or from sudden stopping (especially at high speeds). Generally, the heavier the truck, the more heat gets generated. In addition, improper loading can make the brakes heat up more during use.
If you have been involved in a trucking accident because of defective brakes, or brake failure, then contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case with an expert.