Maintaining your door latch secured and locked ensures the safe hauling of your payload and the safety of other people on the road
There are countless reasons why semi-truck container door latches break or malfunction. Sometimes it is because the driver forgets to close the door and the latch catches on to another object. Other times the loading of the payload can hit the gate, causing the door latch to break. And there is always wear-and-tear to blame as moisture or exposure to the elements can lead to rotting of the door material—causing the latch to malfunction.
Regardless of the reason why a door latch malfunctions in your tractor-trailer, On-Site Fleet Services can repair or replace your door latches and restore the safety of your vehicle. Our industry-certified mechanics are experienced with this type of work and can make these repairs quickly and effectively so you can go about your business and remain productive on the road.
On-Site Fleet Services checks your door latches for potential damage such as:
- Broken Hinges
- Locking Mechanism Failure
- Off-alignment latch
At On-Site Fleet Services we advise every driver to fasten the doors to the side and secure them accordingly to ensure they won’t get caught. When operating or backing up into a tight space you risk the chance of getting caught somewhere—and that will make the doors come right off with the potential to hurt someone or cause more damage.
If you notice that your door latch is not working properly or suspect to have experienced contact that led to damage, reach out to On-Site Fleet Services immediately and let us know so we can order the parts ahead of time and get you in-and-out in no time—so you can go on to your next job and keep producing revenue.