Snow Chain Storage

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BlackDog76's Comment
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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.

Rick S.'s Comment
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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

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Old Roadie's Comment
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Can you fit them in a side box or under the bunk? I attached a plastic storage bin to the back platform (catwalk) of a truck I used to drive and kept them in there.

Rainy 's Comment
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Can you fit them in a side box or under the bunk? I attached a plastic storage bin to the back platform (catwalk) of a truck I used to drive and kept them in there.

Mine are still in the bag under the bunk for easy grabbing thru the side door. I'm.NEVER going to use them tho..lol I'll park first

BlackDog76's Comment
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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 !

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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