Has Anyone Used These?

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Has anyone used these? Obviously they will not work in all situations but they maybe be good when stuck under a trailer or in a lot.

Portable tow truck

PackRat's Comment
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I have not. I have Auto Soxx and standard tire chains.

Matt H.'s Comment
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I bet they’d work good. I bought two pair of these:

https://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-12501-SubZero-GripTrax-Traction/dp/B001FXIOCC/ref=mp_s_a_1_17?keywords=traction+mats&qid=1580416165&sr=8-17

They’ve worked to get me unstuck 4 times so far. I’ve had to put one at each drive position every time.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I have not. I have Auto Soxx and standard tire chains

They do not give us chains in my region, if we need them we are not supposed to be out, or we can borrow some from the shop if they are open. Plus with a day cab I dont feel like carrying 200 lbs of chains with me.

They’ve worked to get me unstuck 4 times so far. I’ve had to put one at each drive position every time

Thanks I might try a pair of those since I only have a single axle and they would be easier to carry with me than a bag of chains.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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OTR we are required to have them during the Fall and Winter months in most western states, though, used or in the bag. As you know, I'm not restricted to the same area as you travel each day.

I've used tire chains in a parking lot twice to get moving. A 5 gallon bucket of ice melt, sand, and woodstove ashes is not a bad item to have, either. Another trick is to put a small amount of straight bleach on the tires when it's cold and you're stuck. It softens the rubber and allows for better traction. Two gallons of the cheap stuff is less than $5, and takes up minimal space.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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We dont use chains. I should probably look into these, this winter ive gotten stuck a few times hooking to a trailer. Ive been able to move by using those rubber mats that paper shippers put under the big rolls we haul but i think i got lucky with those.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle Protege (formerly 's Comment
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My only concern with any device that is not secured to the drive wheel is that has the potential to become a projectile.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Could've used these today. 43k in the trailer, backing on an uphill ice rink, between a trailer and a concrete half wall. Was awesome of the forklift operator to come out and throw sand under me every time I started to spin a little.

Bill R.'s Comment
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My only concern with any device that is not secured to the drive wheel is that has the potential to become a projectile.


You must have helped someone out of a mudhole a time or two....give it a little gas and out the back it goes...wtf.gif
Dodged a few planks in my days on the farm.
Bill

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