Truck stuck on 2” of ice.

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  1. YoungGAtrucker25

    YoungGAtrucker25 Bobtail Member

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    Hey so I’m at a truck stop in Davenport IA parked on 2 inches of ice as the whole parking lot wasn’t cleaned. Tried to leave this morning and all I was able to do is to spin the tires. I couldn’t get chains on, TCS didn’t work couldn’t drive or even go reverse. Parking lot is not level so I thought neutral would work but didn’t. Even tried to lower the airbags to pull out bobtailing but still drives spinning.
    Steering tires were not doing anything. Dispatch was on my *** blaming me for parking here.
    what annoys me is other trucks just drive around fine why am I getting stuck?
    I have a ‘18 Volvo automatic. 450k miles.
     
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  3. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Put your interaxle lock in.

    If you have diff locks, engage those too.
     
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  4. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Buy some kitty litter. Make a path and drive onto your chains. An experienced winter driver can spin his iron on without damage. Good luck.
     
  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Dont floor the pedal. Put it in a higher gear and let off the clutch. Engage interaxle lock.
     
  6. YoungGAtrucker25

    YoungGAtrucker25 Bobtail Member

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    I went out looking for sand litter and salt. Nowhere to find salt. Litter and sand didn’t help either. I tired to break the ice on most of the tires front and back with a rip claw but still.
     
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  7. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Trailer brakes frozen, or trailer frozen to the ground?
     
  8. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    It's an auto
     
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  9. YoungGAtrucker25

    YoungGAtrucker25 Bobtail Member

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    Not frozen it’s like slippery and watery but I’m sure it will re freeze overnight.
     

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  10. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    You need some decent tires! Holy geeze!


    Can't you throw the chains over top of the tire and roll onto them?
     
  11. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Ok? Still put it in high gear and let off the brake. Giving it fuel is only gonna spin it in low gear whether auto or manual.
     
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