Uncoupling – Detaching the Truck from the Trailer

By TransAm Trucking / January 17, 2017

There are several reasons a driver will need to uncouple from a trailer. Following the proper steps for uncoupling will protect the trailer and truck from preventable damage and keep you safe.

Lower the Landing Gear

Before uncoupling ensure trailer is on level ground that will support th READ MORE >>

Coupling: Step 2 – Air Lines, Electrical Line, and Landing Gear

By TransAm Trucking / January 10, 2017

At this point, you successfully coupled to the trailer, but it’s not quite time to head down the road. The electrical and air lines need to be connected and the landing gear needs to be raised all the way u READ MORE >>

Coupling: Step 1 – Locking the 5th Wheel around the Kingpin

By TransAm Trucking / January 3, 2017

Coupling is when the truck’s 5th wheel locking jaws lock around the trailer’s kingpin. This connection allows the truck to haul the trailer. Proper coupling techniques can prevent unnecessary damage to the equipment.

Grease 5th Wheel