Test brakes before entering a long or steep grade
The gear selected for a downgrade should never be higher than that which a driver would use to ascend the same grade
In emergency braking scenarios, use “stab braking”, a method in which the driver applies the brake fully, then releases it once the wheels lock up. As soon as the wheels begin spinning, apply full brakes again.
***Important: Fully braking does not imply jamming on the brakes all at once, this will cause a skid and consequently, loss of control
Don’t use the hand lever to apply only the trailer brakes because it can cause overheating creating the conditions for fire and/or brake failure