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Trailer Repair And Maintenance From Trailer Services Of West Texas

Thursday, September 28th, 2017 Published By: Patrick Logan

Trailer repair and maintenance services are vital for your operations. Without them, your fleet would idle on the side of the road while your clients wait for their cargo to arrive. There are more than 2 million tractor trailers cruising down America’s roads carrying more than 9 billion tons of goods each year and you can’t afford to be the one that’s sitting in the parking lot while others profit from the long-hauls that businesses are built upon.

The Industry is Evolving…but Some Things Stay the Same

Technology is changing the way goods are moved from coast to coast. In an era of home shopping and near instantaneous delivery, the transportation industry is faced with increasing pressure to keep fleets up and operational at all times. From the warehouse door to the customer’s front door, trailer repair and maintenance are the cornerstones that makes it possible. When commodities need to be moved, there simply is no other way to keep the trucks rolling.

Transportation companies of all sizes are seeking cost-effective trailer repair and maintenance services that keep their trucks and trailers on the road and not in the garage. The hi-speed supply chain that’s rolling across the country demands it and the team at Trailer Services of West Texas delivers the services and reliability our customers depend on every day of the year.

Trailer Telematics Make Maintenance Easier

Trucks have become mobile data centers that continuously update their status with information drivers can use to keep their loads moving forward. From tires that need a little more air to reservoirs that needs to be topped off, this information makes it easy for technicians to identify a trailer’s needs and take care of maintenance issues quickly and efficiently. More information means less time in the garage which means more cargo can be carried from Point A to Point B. Most importantly, this information provides ample warning to a driver that a maintenance issue is arising. This allows drivers to call ahead and schedule a “pit stop” en route which reduces the possibility of a roadside breakdown. This saves money, saves time, and can save a frozen cargo from melting on the shoulder.

Trailer Repair And Maintenance From Trailer Services Of West Texas Can Handle Simple Repairs or Major Overhauls

Many maintenance issues are simple repairs. Replace a busted tail light, fix a faulty sensor, adjust the tires, etc. Of course, there are some repairs such as fixing malfunctioning reefer units that require a little more time and planning to complete.  And, for those times when a trailer does break down on the side of the road, we can dispatch our mobile repair services to conduct whatever repairs may be required. The team at Trailer Services of West Texas can do it all on the side of the road or in our shops in Amarillo, Lubbock, and Odessa. Most importantly, in addition to speed and efficiency, all of our work is performed to the highest quality standards. This makes it possible for our clients to rest easy in their seats long after their truck has left our shop.

We look forward to working with you

Contact Trailer Services of West Texas for more information about our Axle Surgeon certified services. Day or night rain or snow, we’ll do our part to get your axle repaired and your truck or trailer back on the road as quickly as possible. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule the repairs you need to keep your operations moving forward.

Trailer Services of West Texas offers comprehensive trailer repair facilities throughout the Permian Basin, South Plains, and Texas Panhandle. We handle every aspect of repair from replacing brakes to installing new trailer alignments.

If you are looking for the best place to get all of your trailer repair services and trailer parts, call or visit Trailer Services of West Texas.   We offer everything from trailer parts to trailer repairparagon blowersaxle surgeon services and line boringtank trailer services and much more.  Trailer Services of West Texas is located in AmarilloLubbock, and Odessa.  To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment at a specific location, Contact Us Today (for Amarillo, call (806) 376-5837 or contact via email, for Lubbock, call (806) 763-6311 or contact via email, for Odessa, call (432) 561-9792) or contact via email).  You can also visit one of our locations convenient located near you.

Hazardous Cargo Tank Trailer Repair Guidelines

Monday, June 26th, 2017 Published By: Patrick Logan

Hazardous cargo tank trailer repair is governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the guidelines they set forth for the process. These tank trailer repair guidelines govern the registration, accreditation and certification requirements for the company performing the repairs as well as the specialized technicians performing the repairs.

Requirements associated with tank trailer repair

Administration – The repairing entity must be registered and accredited with the National Board “TR” Program. The entity must maintain a quality assurance program that thoroughly documents and governs the repair process. This includes establishing documentation that demonstrates the entity is in compliance with ASME BPV Code standards for welding and brazing procedures.

Personnel – Per Section IX ASME guidelines, only certified welders are permitted to perform cargo tank repairs. Individuals may be trained in-house via welding programs designed to give them the skills needed to conduct a cargo tank repair, however, these individuals must be tested as part of the quality assurance program to ensure they perform the proper welds for the tasks they perform.

Corrosion and tank trailer repair

Corrosion is one of the leading causes of cargo tank trailer repair. As the metal breaks down, it can weaken the integrity of the tank and potentially contaminate the contained liquid. Corrosion that must be repaired includes the following types:

General Corrosion – General corrosion is corrosion that covers a significant region of the cargo tank. In many cases, clearing the corrosion and applying a flush patch is sufficient to bring the tank back in line with standards. In some cases, a weld overlay may be applied instead of a patch.

Pitting – Pitting is the formation of holes that may penetrate through the vessel wall. Shallow pitting may not require repair, however, if the depth is sufficient to threaten the integrity of the tank, it should be repaired immediately.

Line Corrosion – This occurs when pits connect with one another in a line that threatens the exterior integrity of the tank. This type of damage often occurs within the interior of the cargo tank. These do not need to be repaired if the depth of the pits does not exceed the minimal hull thickness. If it has, a common repair that is permissible is the application of a flush patch.

Grooved Corrosion – This can occur on both internal and external surfaces. If the original thickness of the tank exceeds 3/8 of an inch, a general weld overlay may be applied. However, if it did not, then a flush patch will be required to complete the repair.

Galvanic Corrosion – This occurs at the juncture where two or more dissimilar metals meet. The chemical process that occurs can create rapid deterioration of the metal and must be repaired immediately to prevent catastrophic failure. Repair of this problem can be complex because it may require redesigning the tank or redesignating the tank’s cargo purpose to prevent the problem from recurring.

We look forward to working with you

Contact Trailer Services of West Texas to learn more about our trailer repair services and the methods we use to ensure that corrosion doesn’t leave your tanks high and dry. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule the repairs you need to keep your operations moving forward.

Trailer Services of West Texas offers comprehensive trailer repair facilities throughout the Permian Basin, South Plains, and Texas Panhandle. We handle every aspect of repair from replacing brakes to installing new trailer alignments.

If you are looking for the best place to get all of your trailer repair services and trailer parts, call or visit Trailer Services of West Texas.   We offer everything from trailer parts to trailer repairparagon blowersaxle surgeon services and line boringtank trailer services and much more.  Trailer Services of West Texas is located in AmarilloLubbock, and Odessa.  To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment at a specific location, Contact Us Today (for Amarillo, call (806) 376-5837 or contact via email, for Lubbock, call (806) 763-6311 or contact via email, for Odessa, call (432) 561-9792) or contact via email).  You can also visit one of our locations convenient located near you.