What tools do you keep in your truck?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Speedco, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. lagbrosdetmi

    lagbrosdetmi Box Monkey

    Jul 1, 2014
    ^^ do they test hair or pee at your company?
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  3. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    I cut the handle on a 12 lb sledge to about 18". That sucker will move almost anything.
  4. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

    Aug 17, 2012
    PBC, FL
    OK, I give up. For those of you listing them, what do you use the rubber mallet for?.
  5. mrdot

    mrdot Light Load Member

    Mar 4, 2015
    The big box of ultra sensitive Trojan condoms. You can get em pretty much anywhere man. They work great when I find myself in a sticky situation.
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  6. Blackshack46

    Blackshack46 Road Train Member

    For when I want to knock stuff around but not damage it with a metal hammer.

    When I used to haul tanks, knocking hoses apart or caps off/out. A dead blow works better in that sense.

    But a rubber mallet can be used in a light job where you want to bang something but not mark or damage it.

    I don't know any real applications as I haven't had to use it on the truck yet. But when the time comes I'm sure it will be used.
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  7. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

    Dec 17, 2010
    Hampton Virginia
    I don't remember ever using a rubber mallet, but I did use a large ball peen hammer. Sometimes I used that hammer on a recalcitrant trailer landing gear or trailer tandem locking pins. That hammer made a good thumper too.
  8. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

    Jun 11, 2011
    st malo mb canada
    It's used for knocking lot lizards off your tank steps it hardly leaves a mark
  9. Mudguppy

    Mudguppy Degenerate Immoralist

    Apr 28, 2014
    Wooley Swamp
    Nah man, they're chill. As long as you don't have track marks on your forearms you're golden!
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  10. realdesertkickin

    realdesertkickin Heavy Load Member

    Nov 18, 2013
    Tustoned Arizona
    At Iron Horse trucking in the ND oilpatch, we were required to carry a whistle, and a candle, and a propane torch, and a dry bag of rice
    still think its funny...

    To contribute, I like having extra headlight bulbs...If your grabbin crappy old trailers, the vise grip and bungee helps when you have to move your tandems, and the handle wont stay..
  11. Criss_crssd

    Criss_crssd Bobtail Member

    Apr 12, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ
    In my toolboxes:
    Large can of WD-40, Vise-grips, 5lb mallet/hammer for stuck 5th wheel and tandem pins. Socket set, crescent wrench, open end wrench set (for probs with air lines). screwdrivers, wire stripper/cutter. electric tape, duct tape. After having a metal seal go through my glove and all the way to the bone on my middle finger, I got a pair of sturdy snips. I keep a 3ft pry bar and a pair of channel locks for removing nails from trailer floors, and a broom. As for the truck, I keep 2 pairs of extra wipers, 1 pair extra headlight bulbs, extra marker lights/clearance lights and fuses. Large zip ties and a couple blk rubber bungees. I also keep an extra gal of oil. It is a lot of stuff, but after waiting 6-8 hours for service trucks, I'd rather have a good chance of fixing minor stuff myself and getting down the road. And I've used everything on this list many times. Worth having IMO.
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