Undetected brake problems can be dangerous, but if you are aware of them you can prevent accidents. To see articles on braking problems and other topics, see our Braking Guide.
How does payload affect braking?
Most pickup drivers want to be able to haul lots of stuff -- why else would you want a pickup truck, right? But there is a limit to how much you should carry. Overloading a truck can change how it steers and brakes.