Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Therookie, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

    Apr 18, 2010
    They don't have a tag on them so I'm not sure they are Thinsulates. I think I bought them at a truck stop. I have a Thinsulate beanie and I know that thing will keep your head warm. If it ain't below 20* you'll sweat.
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    SHO-TYME Road Train Member

    Apr 20, 2011
    Dahlonega, GA
    When I used to haul machinery, I'd get a good thick leather glove and take them right away and put some oil in them to soften them up, it also helps when they got wet. When leather gets dried out, it more inclined to crack, break. You guys might want to also carry some mink oil to work into the gloves.

    TGUNKEL Light Load Member

    Mar 16, 2013
    I have found, accidentally, that Armor-All will soften dry and stiff leather very well.

  5. dirtyjerz

    dirtyjerz glowing beard pouty kid

    Jun 7, 2011
    Playing in Traffic
    I found the best gloves were the wells lamont white (pig, horse, some type of farm animal). I believe they were pigs skin. Then i condition them by rubbing them all over a fifth wheel and working the grease into them. Next put them on, go to a container of oil dry and rub the oil dry all over them like you were washing your hands. It will take the excess grease off so it wont get all over every thing you touch. Have a pair with over 10 months on em being a local driver doing multiple drop and hooks a night and yard jockeying.
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  6. EZ Money

    EZ Money Road Train Member


    TURKER Medium Load Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Raleigh NC
    I use Kevlar gloves that made for fishermen ,they are strong end stay dry . West marine has them in stock
  8. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Yukon, OK
    When I was working in the manufacturing and sourcing side of things I made acquaintance with the guys that started IronClad gloves. I'm thinking about investing in a couple of their gloves and also noticed they started Kong Gloves as well. They were the first brand to hit the market with work gloves borrowing heavily from the snowboard and ice climbing side of things, using kevlar and other materials that are "bomb proof", using articulated fingers (pre curved to give better grip), and really durable material in the palms.

    Check out their web sites.

    This particular line of gloves was developed for oil rig workers that might fit the bill for strapping:

    When IronClad first hit the market they were sold at Home Depot, but I haven't seen them there in a while. Could be they simply relocated the displays.
  9. Lucar

    Lucar Road Train Member

    Aug 22, 2012
    nothing, and I mean no other glove beats this glove:

    I've used them over 1-1/2 years while working with a winch truck in the oilfieldsss.. lol, they are absolutely the best gloves out there, and they were given to us by the company. they are expensive, waterproofff, oil proofff, cut resistant, abrassion resistant, they protect you on the coldest days of the winter and fit amazingly good.
    I should buy myself a create of these, lol. they last usually for 3 to 5 months depending on use.
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  10. Lucar

    Lucar Road Train Member

    Aug 22, 2012
    I just found this hot gloves I will order today and give them a try! wish me luck, I will post later how good they look and perform. $42.00


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  11. Macneil

    Macneil Heavy Load Member

    Dec 15, 2010
    Sudbury, ON., Canada
    I use a somewhat cheap(like $10 CAD) rubber orange glove that goes up just passed my wrist and because it's cold as all hell in canada, I wear thing cotton gloves under neath of them for a bit of insulation. Current pair I've had for two months now and they're due for replacement probably at the end of the week. Also a flat bed driver that plays with straps(chains sometimes..) and bungees. That's the best idea I've had for gloves so far anyways.

    Also won't hurt my feelings if I lose a pair or a glove at a mill or yard by accident as I didn't spend two hours of work on them!!
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