Quick Winter Tip

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Oh, and we also have Winter Driving Tips & Items To Bring.

David's Comment
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The worst part is when you get a trailer out of a dock and find the wheels half covered in snow.... .. uggg will never forget that day...

I use to pull my trailer break softly and use it to drag the breaks to dry them, i'd also park with just my tractor..

Ive never seen a company provide cholks, however you can get them from most truck stops..

Rick S.'s Comment
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Do companies provide wheel chocks on the truck so we can use them instead the trailer brakes?


Of you stay connected to the trailer, like at a truck stop for your 10 hour break, the tractor brakes are set, and the trailer's not going anywhere.

If you're not running the truck (compressor), won't the air eventually drain out of the system and set the spring brakes anyway?

Just curious...


Errol V.'s Comment
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Rick is curious:

If you're not running the truck (compressor), won't the air eventually drain out of the system and set the spring brakes anyway?

Just curious...


By the time the air leaks out, all the hardware will be at air temperature. If it's below freezing you should be OK. (No guarantees, though!)

James R.'s Comment
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My company has a policy on how to prevent freezups and i think it's a pretty good one. Basically you park with your tractor breaks after doing exactly what brett said to dry the brakes some. Shortly before you go to sleep, or after an hour or two, you just roll back and forth a few inches. Depending on the weather, part of the brakes may be iced already and you'll be breaking that ice and ruining the firm grip it's building up, reducing the hold it'll have in the morning.

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