semi and commercial trailer repair
Your Trusted Semi & Commercial Trailer Repair Shop
Serving Ohio Since 2008
Whether you are a seasoned truck driver or a new owner-operator, proper trailer repair and maintenance are critical to the success of your business.
After all, your trailers are responsible for hauling your goods and keeping them secure during transportation.
At Wayne Truck & Trailer, we understand the importance of keeping your dry van, flatbed, or refer trailers in good operating condition.
Our experienced technicians can diagnose and repair any problem with your trailers, from minor maintenance to major structural damage.
Bringing your trailers to us for repairs can save you time and money in the long run and give you peace of mind knowing that your trailers are safe and ready to go whenever you need them.
So don’t hesitate to bring your trailers in for expert repair and maintenance at Wayne Truck & Trailer.
Commercial Trailer Axle Repair
Repairing the axles on a commercial trailer should be taken seriously. A careful and precise approach is needed to ensure the repairs are completed effectively and safely.
Parts that may be needed during the repair process include:
- Wheel hub
If not done correctly, serious problems could arise.
Driving a commercial trailer with improperly repaired axles could result in failing brakes, wheel detachment, or even a complete loss of vehicle control.
It is vital to have a qualified technician with experience repairing commercial trailers to complete any necessary repairs.
Commercial Trailer Brake Repair
When repairing air brakes on a commercial trailer, it’s essential to have a comprehensive understanding of how the system works.
The process includes various components, such as brake chambers, air compressors, valves, and other elements that work harmoniously to keep the vehicle safe and functional.
ABS Brake System Repair
ABS (Antilock Braking Systems) are a crucial component of the overall braking system, and their proper functioning is vital.
When repairing ABS systems on a commercial trailer, trained mechanics will typically perform an inspection to determine the damaged areas.
The mechanic may replace sensors, valves, or other parts of the ABS system, depending on the severity of the problem.
Failing to conduct adequate maintenance or repairs on air brakes can lead to a severe safety hazard.
Commercial Trailer Suspension Repair
Repairing the suspension on a commercial trailer is essential to its maintenance, as it ensures the safety of the cargo and those on the road.
A thorough inspection of the suspension system is necessary to identify worn-out or damaged parts that need replacement.
Some parts that could be used to repair the suspension system may include the following:
- Leaf springs
- Air springs
Neglecting to repair the suspension system could result in various problems, including uneven or excessive wear on tires, decreased fuel efficiency, and unstable trailer handling on the road.
Therefore, it is essential to seek the advice of the experts at Wayne Truck & Trailer, who have the technical know-how and experience to repair the suspension system.
Commercial Trailer Tires
Regular tire replacement is essential to maintaining a commercial trailer’s safety and efficiency on the road.
Tires are subject to wear and tear due to constant use, exposure to changing weather conditions, and the weight they carry.
Neglecting to replace worn-out tires can jeopardize the safety of drivers, vehicles, and the cargo they transport.
The consequences of not having regular tire replacement on a commercial trailer can result in:
- Tire blowouts
- Reduced fuel efficiency
- Decreased maneuverability
- Increased chances of skidding or hydroplaning on wet surfaces.
Regular tire replacements are crucial to ensure the safe and cost-effective transportation of goods.
Commercial Trailer Wheel Alignment
Performing a wheel alignment on a commercial trailer is a crucial aspect of maintaining safety on the road.
This process involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground.
Specialized equipment, such as lasers and alignment machines, are utilized to perform the alignment.
Additional components like shims may also be needed to adjust the alignment.
If a wheel alignment is not performed, various issues may arise, such as:
- Uneven tire wear
- Poor handling
- Increased fuel consumption
Overall, taking the time to have your trailer’s wheels aligned can significantly benefit both the vehicle and its occupants.
Trailer Door, Hinge & Latch Repair
When working on commercial trailers, fixing a door hinge, a door, or a door latch may seem simple. However, it involves quite a bit of technical knowledge and skill.
These repairs require a good amount of attention to detail and the proper tools and replacement parts, such as:
- Door hinges
- Door handles
- Latch assemblies
If these repairs are not done correctly, there could be several problems that could arise.
A poorly functioning door hinge could result in a door that doesn’t close securely, causing potential safety hazards on the road.
Similarly, issues with door latches can impact the trailer’s integrity, leading to further damage or even theft.
To ensure that these repairs are done correctly, it’s essential to seek the help of a skilled professional who has experience working on commercial trailers.
Trailer Body & Frame Repair
When a commercial trailer has sustained damage to its body or frame, it is vital to address the issue promptly.
Doing so requires specialized knowledge, tools, and various parts and materials.
In addition to welding and sanding equipment, repair professionals may use components such as cross members, braces, and panels.
Failing to complete these repairs correctly can lead to various problems, from cosmetic issues to structural instability that could compromise the safety of the trailer and its cargo.
To avoid these concerns, working with experienced professionals who understand the complexities of commercial trailer repair and have a deep knowledge of all the parts and materials involved is crucial.
With careful attention to detail and a commitment to quality workmanship, these experts can help ensure that a damaged trailer is restored to optimal condition, minimizing the risk of future problems and allowing you to rest easy knowing your cargo is secure.
Trailer Lift Gate Repair
When diagnosing and repairing a lift gate on a commercial trailer, several steps are involved in the process.
First, the technician must determine which lift gate parts must be repaired or replaced. This can include the hydraulic system, motor, cables, or control box.
Once the problem has been identified, the technician will typically remove and replace the faulty parts and test the lift gate to ensure it is functioning properly.
If a liftgate is not properly repaired, it can prevent the trailer from being loaded or unloaded correctly, resulting in delays and lost revenue.
In the worst-case scenario, a faulty liftgate can cause an accident, posing a safety risk to the user, driver, and other motorists.
It is important to have any liftgate issues addressed promptly to prevent further damage and ensure that your commercial trailer operates safely and efficiently.
Trailer DOT Inspection
DOT inspections of commercial trailers are a crucial part of ensuring safety on the roads.
During an inspection, several trailer components are checked, including:
- The braking system
These inspections are meant to identify any potential safety hazards and ensure that repairs are made in a timely manner.
If a trailer is not inspected, it could pose a danger to other drivers on the road.
In addition, if a problem is identified during an inspection and not addressed, it could result in significant fines or even the trailer being taken out of service until the repairs are made.
Commercial trailer owners need to stay up to date on inspections and address any issues promptly to ensure the safety of all those on the road.
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Do you want to keep your motorhome on the road for years to come? Maintenance is the only way to make sure that happens!
If you are getting ready to head out on the road and your ride needs some love, you can always count on Wayne Truck & Trailer, the best motorhome service center out there.
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What Our Customers Are Saying About Us
I had a roadside breakdown on I-70 due to a coolant fitting failure. They were easy to work with and the tech had made this same repair previously on other trucks. The fitting is one that connects the engine head to heater core. They had to stop by a Paccar dealership (in Dayton?) to get the part and then make the roadside repair. They gave me a price estimate before heading my way and the final bill was somewhat less since I didn’t need as much coolant as estimated. Easy to work with, I would recommend them and use them again myself – if needed. My only complaint was that they didn’t open until 8a. I would’ve given 5 stars if they could have rolled at 6a. The parts dept at Paccar opened at 7a so it wasn’t a huge impact on the schedule.
I had a bad miss on my Volvo VN with a Volvo D13 engine in it. They had the software to diagnose the problem and were able to replace the bad injector. I was back on the road the same day. Last time I had this problem I took it to a Volvo dealer, and they took a week before e they would even look at it.
My family and I have been traveling for the past 3 weeks in the RV. We have had terrible luck up until this point with our RV. Needless to say, many tows and service repair work. This business has gone above and beyond. They were completely understand, sympathetic, and willing to help until they figured out what the problem was! We had our dogs, kids, cat, and extended family there with us all day. There were no problems with that. We felt comfortable and at ease here! I would highly recommend this shop to anyone. The quality, communication, and price was just what we needed! Thank you to all who helped!
Needed tire repair on Semi, awesome folks, on the ball and ready to take care of your truck. Waited at loves over 2 hrs and gave up, found these guys just down the road. Thanks so much for getting us going so quickly.
Carole “Carla” Long
Great guys techs are very knowledgeable they got the job done went over beyond picked me up brought me gloves and a hat I was cold made me laugh when I was sad thank you guys especially Cody n Ken you guys rock and thanks Justin!
The Radiator to my Freightliner blew on the side of the road they towed my vehicle and fixed my radiator the same day. I was able to make my load for the next day. Everything was efficient and fast. Their customer service is awesome. They even have a loaner car for you! It made the wait that much easier as I drive with my daughter!
Fantastic guys! Had a check engine light. Ended up being a tcm issue. Thought It be a few days at least. 1 day turn around. Justin and Mark are excellent at what they Do. Kept me informed and explained the entire process from start to finish. Definitely go to these guys for anything diesel. They will take excellent care of you!
Wayne Truck & Trailer came to my rescue when it came to an unusual situation with a tire on my Truck. After sitting at a Loves in Dayton for 4 hours waiting for my turn to have this tire fixed, only to find out they didn’t have the size I needed. After looking around, Wayne Truck & Trailer came through!! Cody really took care of our situation, and the company was well pleased.
Thank You, Cody and Wayne Truck & Trailer, for everything. Please keep up the great work.
Our motorhome broke down in Greenville, OH and their techs spent a few hours fixing it. They were pleasant to deal with and got us back on the road as quickly as they could.
“My company travels all over the US with trucks and enclosed trailers. We had two equalizer straps tear off of the bolt/leaf spring on one side. Google suggested Wayne Track and Trailer nearby. Great choice! Norm was excellent at the front desk and the guys in the shop were very helpful and knowledgeable. They were able to get us repaired and back on the road in a just a couple of hours. Highly recommended!”