Trailer Safety Chain For highway safety

Trailer Safety Chain

Safety When Hauling

Safety should be your top priority when hauling. The trailer safety chain is the first area of protection from a loss of connection between the trailer and the vehicle. Not only are they required by national law, but it is a smart and safe addition to carrying cargo.

The attachment from the towing vehicle to the trailer is the only connection keeping the road and cargo safe. When adding trailer safety chains you add another layer of protection if your trailer was to become disconnected from the hitch.

Trailer hauling with trailer safety chain attached

What We Offer

Quality, first and foremost, is our top priority. Perfection Chain offers options that can fit many trailer applications to keep cargo safe on the road.

S hook

Made with S-Hook

Slip Hook Silver

Made with Clevis Slip Hook

Brass

Made with Clevis Slip Hook

Safety Requirements

Since 1997 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has required that all trailers be coupled to the frame and include at least one or more safety devices like trailer safety chains. It is important to note that each state has its own additional requirements when it comes to hauling safety and specific laws.

It is also essential to install the trailer safety chains correctly:

  • Cross safety chains underneath the hitch and coupler with slack. This allows the trailer to turn and hold the tongue up if the trailer were to become loose
  • Fasten the chains to the tow vehicle and make sure they are secure
  • Recheck the connection of the chains to the tow vehicle once every hour
  • Check and replace the trailer safety chains if there is any damage

Common Trailer Safety Chain Definitions

What Is Gross Vehicle Weight Rating? | GVWR | Weigh Safe

GVWR:

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating or GVWR is the maximum weight that a vehicle can legally carry when fully loaded. When calculating the GVWR it important to include the weight of the vehicle, passengers, cargo, fuel and the trailer tongue weight.

 

Breaking Strength:

Breaking strength is a common term to define a weight at which the product fail at. If a product has a breaking strength at 5,000 pouds, it must be able to withstand 5,000 pounds once without breaking.

When using a product to the max breaking strength, it only needs to be able to withstand that weight once. It will not be be able to with stand that weight multiple times

Working Load Limit (WLL):

 

Tongue Weight:

 

Safety Factor:

Component Specifications:

 

Chain Specs:

 

Hook Specs: