What's in your toolbox - Besides tools?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by brian997, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. the gambler

    the gambler Medium Load Member

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    Also a tire bar or crow bar, blow an outside tire or lose the bead go head get that tire off and don't have to call roadside service just drive onto the tire shop.
     
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  3. T|2uck3r

    T|2uck3r Light Load Member

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    Starting relay...You need one of those, they are cheap, around $20. Keep extra one in case your truck doesnt start. And all above is good to have^^^:biggrin_255:
     
  4. SheepDog

    SheepDog Road Train Member

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    Dont forget the pistol, so when you get really tired of the industry you can just shoot yourself...:biggrin_255:
     
  5. Kittyfoot

    Kittyfoot Crusty Ancient

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    One thing nbody mentioned; a roll of "mechanic's wire". Used to be in every truckstop but hardly ever see it anymore. Heavy, non-insulated solid wire, usually black. A hundred or more uses.
     
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  6. mustang970

    mustang970 Road Train Member

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    Body parts in plastic bags.
     
  7. crazyhorse00

    crazyhorse00 Light Load Member

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    halters lead ropes and bungee cords i haul horses
     
  8. WitchingHour

    WitchingHour Road Train Member

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    Just noticed this. When I ran a daycab, I kept significantly more spare parts and tools than I did driving OTR. Though I think it's just a matter of different scenarios.
     
  9. Logan76

    Logan76 Crusty In Training

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    Well I would keep them if I had the room, I have one small side box I have to keep ALL off my stuff in. Even though I usually run rolloff boxes, we have a 20' flat that we use to haul machinery and I have to have all my securement stuff in that box also. I also park my truck at the shop every night with access to all the fluids and spare parts on hand. I do have ALOT of hand tools with me though.
     
  10. Blind Driver

    Blind Driver Road Train Member

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    A gag, zip ties, and dead hooker parts.
     
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  11. 18WheelBurnout

    18WheelBurnout Bobtail Member

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    Jimmy Hoffa ...

    I keep a secondary "tool kit" that's a trauma / bug-out kit. I've seen some rough accidents that the kit came in handy for ... was a medic in the Army so I guess I double as an EMT trucker, ha!
     
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