Spare Parts And Tools You Should Carry In Your Truck

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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One thing that puzzles me is when I see a driver t******* tires with a rubber mallet. Why carry a tool with only one function? Every driver needs a metal two pound hammer (stubborn trailer tandem pins, frozen trailer brake shoes, plus a metal rod to use with the hammer) Are there other uses for a rubber mallet that I’m missing?

LoL.... a co'driver ?!??

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Had those days w/Tom, back in the day....guess that's why he didn't carry one . . . (?!?)

~ Anne ~

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
TCB's Comment
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Zip ties come in handy. I sometimes use them to secure doors that are missing chain links or securing landing gear handles.

PackRat's Comment
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One thing that puzzles me is when I see a driver t******* tires with a rubber mallet. Why carry a tool with only one function? Every driver needs a metal two pound hammer (stubborn trailer tandem pins, frozen trailer brake shoes, plus a metal rod to use with the hammer) Are there other uses for a rubber mallet that I’m missing?

Remove ice buildup, without damage, during the winter months.

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Old School's Comment
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Are there other uses for a rubber mallet that I’m missing?

After doing something stupid, you can knock yourself in the head without doing permanent damage. Don't ask me how I know this is true. I have made plenty of dumb mistakes in my career. If I had used a ball-peen hammer to discipline myself I would have much more brain damage than I currently have. smile.gif

Bruce K.'s Comment
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One thing that puzzles me is when I see a driver t******* tires with a rubber mallet. Why carry a tool with only one function? Every driver needs a metal two pound hammer (stubborn trailer tandem pins, frozen trailer brake shoes, plus a metal rod to use with the hammer) Are there other uses for a rubber mallet that I’m missing?

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Remove ice buildup, without damage, during the winter months.

Excellent point

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I carry an ample supply of plastic bags that Walmart and many many other stores put your stuff in at checkout. Doesn’t seem that I can have enough. If you run low, grab some extras from the self service checkout area.

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