Brakes are one of the most important parts of the semi. They are the only thing stopping your 80,000 pound truck, so they need to be checked and replaced regularly. Make sure you set up a routine plan for a professional to service your truck and check your brakes. Whenever you have your oil changed, get your brakes checked too. This way, you will never miss an opportunity to keep you and your truck as safe as possible.
One of the most important parts of your brakes that should be replaced regularly are the brake pads. Typically, they get worn down a lot quicker than other parts. In addition, make sure your linings, hoses, and S Cams are checked and greased.
Last but not least, make sure your truck’s psi is between 100 and 125. Your psi should never drop below 60, or else your truck is dangerous to drive.