The trailer hand valve (also known as a trolley valve or Johnson bar) controls only the trailer brakes, not the tractor brakes. You can use it to test the trailer brakes. Don't use it while you're driving, though. If you apply it while you're driving, you'll brake the trailers but not the tractor, which can cause a skid. Instead, use the foot brake, which sends air to the tractor brakes as well as the trailer brakes.