Owner Operators list of Tools and Supplies.

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by LoneRanger, Oct 18, 2021.

  1. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Road Train Member

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    I guess I want to start a thread to help new owner operators out on what tools some of us use, what parts we keep in the truck and what we use for maintenance.

    Husky 200+ Socket set
    Assortment of tools
    3/4 Cordless Impact Gun Milwaukee
    Lucas Red N Tacky grease
    Alemite 555-E grease gun
    Garmin Dezl Gps
    Zip ties
    Duct Tape
    Super glue
    JB Weld
    Silicone
    Wheel Chocks
    Brake Adjustment Tool
    Dual Chuck tire inflator with Gauge
    Spare Air hoses
    Spare Acc belt
    Spare radiator Hose
    4 gallons extra coolant
    1 gallon oil
    Nexas Diagnostic tool
    Spare Tire
    Spare Brake Can


    List what you think every Owner Operator needs to have in his truck to try and minimize down time, tow costs, and other on the road issues.
     
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  3. supergreatguy

    supergreatguy Light Load Member

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    I keep a spare radiator in the bunk, looks kinda like a internal headache rack
     
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  4. PoleCrusher

    PoleCrusher Road Train Member

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    Addendum to your sockets, carry both standard and metric.

    Also full sets of standard and metric wrenches.
    1/2" breaker bar
    PB Blaster
    Vice grips in various sizes
    Torx bits
    Tamper torx bits
    Cordless drill w/ extra battery (mine is Dewalt and works great), and cobalt drill bits
    Hub oil
    An assortment of electrical supplies, various connectors, various wire, stripping and crimping tool, electrical tape, heat shrink...
    Carry an assortment of driver bits and your drill can double as a power screw driver, saves a bunch of time.
     
  5. beastr123

    beastr123 Road Train Member

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    A spare fuel filter
     
  6. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Lube for when you get it shoved up your ### out of no fault of your own...a winch bar to beat the truckstop mechanics over the head with .
     
  7. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Road Train Member

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    reason why many of us trying to prevent that or at least reduce the interactions with them.
     
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  8. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    Ehh ill bite, im an end dumper so my list will be a bit diffrent then most though.

    Basic tool set (fullnset of sockets metric and standard, hex keys, screw driver with bits ect)

    Crowbar

    Normal hammer

    Mallet

    5 pound sledge

    20 pound sledge

    Hack saw with blades

    Broom

    Ladder

    Ratchet straps

    Spare tire (missing atm because i used mine lol)

    Tarp patch material and supplies

    Full set of nuts, bolts, nails, screws, cotter pins, round pins and 5 diffrent bailing wire sizes.

    Spare electrical wire rangeing from 10 guage to 0 guage

    WD40

    4 gallons oil and coolant

    1 gallon windshield wash tablets

    Gallon bucket with lid

    Paint can with lid

    5 gallon bucket with lid

    Grease gun

    Spare grease

    Duct tape

    Super glue

    Epoxy

    JBweld

    Rope

    Twine

    20 spare fuses of each size

    Spare relays

    Laptop with code clearing tool for MX13

    Blowtorch

    Achohol stove and fuel

    Heet brake line antifreeze

    Howes diesel treatment

    5 gallons bottled def

    Full set of spare filters for my engine

    Hand crank/solar phone charger

    Flare gun

    Hand held ham radio

    12 MREs

    4 gallons water

    Pot and pan

    Canteen

    Hand gun+extra mag and ammo

    Spare airline

    Spre fittings for my airlines

    Spare small guage airline and coupleings.

    Spare forward and rear nox seonsors

    Spare def quality sensor

    Spare SCR sensor

    Spare def filter

    Radator patch fluid

    Transmission fluid

    2 1 gallon presureized sprayers

    2.5 gallon can diesel

    2.5 gallon can used motor oil.

    Carton of smokes

    $500 cash (soon to be $1000)

    Full set of spare lights

    Paper towels

    Towel

    Rain slicker

    Trama kit

    Air line tire inflator

    And yes i have a literal though home made kitchen sink.
     
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  9. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Yes! Lol
     
  10. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    You would be AMAZED how often offering to misplace a pack of smokes makes sure you get called into the shop if someone happens to sleep through their alarm.....and how often offering a carton ensures you happen to end up worked between trucks in an emergancy :p

    Also defuses a lot of tense situations if you happen to have a non damageing oopsy moment
     
  11. 4wayflashers

    4wayflashers Medium Load Member

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    I keep a spare truck in my jockey box. Also a spare toothpaste cap.
     
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