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    Seattle , WA

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    1 year, 6 months ago

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I am loving my new driving career. I finally escaped the M-F Office job !!!

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Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Snow Chain Storage

While having any "loose objects" inside a truck cab (or even a CAR) would potentially pose a "missile hazard" in the event of a wreck - there are no "regulations" per se' from FMCSA regarding having chains (or any other object) unsecured inside a trucks cab.

I'd consider getting a canvas bag or other heavy-duty type container to store then in. Also would HIGHLY RECOMMEND using zip-ties to keep each chain untangled when you've got them in the bag (or crate). Chains on chain racks keep them from getting all gnarled up together.

Bad enough you're likely to be chaining in some really nasty weather conditions - do you really want to spend another 10-20 minutes untangling your chains. This chore gets to be EVEN MORE FUN when you put them away wet, and they get all RUSTY.

Rick

Great Reply. Thanks !

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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Snow Chain Storage

Ideally chains would be hung on a rack attached the tractor frame or rack attached to the trailer. However, my company has the chains stored under the passenger seat, just bunched up sometimes falling out the door. I have heard this is not legal because if you get in a wreck they fly around the cab. Makes sense. Some trucks have them in milk crates.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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HOS and 34 hour reset

Does if matter how many times per week the 34 hour reset is used.

For example: I am off for 34 hours then drive for 3 days... then off again for 34 hours because I need to drive my full 7 days now. Hope this makes sense. I tried finding this specific question as to not repeat what has already been answered.

Thanks

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