Transportation Basics:
Trailer Maintenance & Repair



Canada is tough on roads and those Canadian roads are tough on trucks and trailers. Big rigs take a pounding as they move goods and supplies across the continent, and the province of Quebec is right in the middle of the action. Montreal has the world’s largest inland port, handling millions of tons of cargo every year through a vast inter-modal transportation system that relies heavily on the nation’s trucking industry. It is vital to the Canadian economy that the freight travels safely and efficiently, making trailer maintenance and trailer repair key elements in ensuring an uninterrupted flow of commercial traffic.

Under the auspices of the SAAQ ( Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec), the crown corporation entrusted with Quebec’s vehicle insurance and road safety programs, strict SAAQ safety inspection guidelines have been adopted regarding trailer maintenance and repair. Trained personnel working in accredited service centers see to it that schedules of trailer maintenance have been adhered to, and they will assure that any needed trailer repair is attended to in a timely manner. In addition to trained professional mechanics, sophisticated diagnostic technology is utilized at qualified service centers, and this comprehensive approach reflects increasing public emphasis on highway safety. Achieving uniformity in standards is a liquid process, one that changes frequently, and only accredited shops are equipped to keep up with new developments. Trailer repair isn’t just knuckle-busting and wrench-tightening. Minute computer adjustments are necessary to help calibrate the trailer balance that saves on tire and brake wear, and which guards against dangerous and costly load-shifting. Mechanical, exhaust and braking functions must be tested periodically, and competent technicians who have received the proper training are the best choices to do the work.

Excellence of service and extensive knowledge

Trailer maintenance requires an excellent knowledge of axle coupling and refrigeration units, in addition to hydraulic, electrical and pneumatic systems related to this field of competence. We are also able to repair or replace components of chassis frame and body a trailer repair may require. With wear being a significant factor in the truck and trailer industry, our highly qualified mechanics ensure every trailer maintenance job is properly executed. Our mission is to put you back on the road as quickly and as safely as possible. Our extended opening hours allow us to serve you better. The excellence of our service, coupled with our extensive knowledge of well-made trailer maintenance essentials, contributed to our reputation as a leader in our industry.

Trailer maintenance and trailer repair are best left to the pros. TMS TruckMasters, with three conveniently located truck center in the Montreal area, are geared to all trucking and recreational vehicle needs, and the highly-trained staff is motivated to uphold rigorous professional standards.

We have all necessary parts to quickly accomplish any type of trailer repair.