Depends on how loaded the trailer is. The times I drove a truck you couldn't tell the trailer brakes were locked unless you looked to see if the tires were spinning when there wasn't much in the trailer.Those ranting about this should realize ,once a bit of a fire happens in one wheel ,the maxi brakes come on and lock all the wheels of the trailer,....it cant be moved without winding off all the brakes,or a crane......id say the first thing the driver knew was the trailer brakes came on ,he would have looked in the mirror and seen the fire ........assuming he s a subbie with a company trailer,next move is to save his truck .....just pull the trailer pin lock and drive out from under the trailer.The brake hoses will likely pull off.
doubt the driver had any control of when the truck stopped pulling
perfect storm in the trucking industry right now
5 to one ratio of loads available to trucks available
waiver of dot enforcement due to pandemic......
I didn't realize trailer brake overheating was such a risk. I'd think that ~$200 of IR sensors and a display in the cabin would allow for overheat alarms, set to below the typical flammability limit for stuff at close proximity (brake lines and fluid, what else?).
That guy who dropped the load of explosives and fled - while I'm not a believer, I hope he's rotting in hell...