Legally moving a wrecked trailer to a salvage yard or from one?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Joeziah, Nov 6, 2023.

  1. kwswan

    kwswan Road Train Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    If the lights & brakes work & the tires are good, there is no reason you can't pull it as long as nothing is falling off going down the road.
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  3. Joeziah

    Joeziah Light Load Member

    Jan 2, 2016
    Good points on the insurance, if any thing happens you could run into issues.

    Dry vans are very weak if not intact, even running around without the doors secured can cause serious issues during turns with twisting.
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  4. MacLean

    MacLean Road Train Member

    Sep 12, 2017
    That’s what they invented night for. Give er.
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  5. W923

    W923 Heavy Load Member

    Feb 28, 2022
    I’d do it just do it at the right time…. I also think that there is some allowance whether technical or just common sense if you’re going to a “repair facility” which in this case is your yard.
  6. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Road Train Member

    May 18, 2017
    Yeah something I learned over time is if an insurance company can find some technicality to not pay the claim they definitely will.
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  7. m16ty

    m16ty Road Train Member

    Jan 22, 2016
    I would be very cautious about that. I was tasked with doing the same thing one time, our solution was to cut the axles and landing gear off and use a forklift to load it on a Landoll. The sides, roof, and floor are the frame of a van, if they are damaged the trailer can fall completely apart while going down the road.
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  8. Animosus

    Animosus Medium Load Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    SE Wyoming
    What exactly is wrong with the trailer you are moving? We are exempt for primary tows or "emergency moves" as directed by law enforcement. A secondary move is not covered and technically we have to follow all the same rules you do. But you do what you gotta do, van trailers are not strong, had some pucker moments more than once.

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