Trailer safety is the number one priority when hauling your livestock. When we pull livestock trailers, unplanned troubles are out of our control. But, there are some things that we can do before leaving to expect a safe trip. These things are simple and take minimal time.

First, we must check the tires. When checking the tires, we must ensure no leaks, nails, or holes; and that there is plenty of air. Next, we should check the brake lights, turn signals, and running lights making sure they are all working. Then, we must check if we locked the hitch. This step is easy to skip when we are in a rush. We must never overlook this step due to its importance in the trip’s safety. Finally, we should make sure we have hooked the chains. Before we hit the road, remember to break out the safety checklist and double-check our trailer’s tire pressure, working lights, locked hitch, and hooked chains for a safe trip.

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