Winter Driving – Tire Chaining – Kansas City Trailer Repair – By USTrailer.com

Winter Driving - Tire Chaining

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Winter often means snow-covered and icy roads. Experienced truckers know that the lighter the load, the less traction the tires have. Even trucks hauling heavy loads can lose traction in snow and ice. One of the most important things about driving a commercial motor vehicle during adverse weather conditions is to maintain vehicle traction. Ice, snow, and high winds all work towards reducing traction as well as visibility.

Tire chains are one of the best tools to help maintain traction when the road surfaces are covered in winter precipitation. In this video we will show you how to install tire chains on your commercial vehicle. Extreme conditions are not the best time to learn how to install tire chains, so inspect them and practice installing prior to needing to actually use them!

Please remember, even though you might have great traction and the experience to drive in less-than-perfect road conditions, the other driver might not!

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Semi Truck Blows Front Tire, Loses Control And Crashes Into A House – Kansas City Trailer Repair – By USTrailer.com

Semi Truck Blows Front Tire, Loses Control And Crashes Into A House

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As we can see this semi was driving down the road, when suddenly his front tire called it quit which caused him to lost control over his truck.

Unfortunately his truck went off the road, and as you can see on the video which was recorded by his dashcam, he crashed straight into a house near the road.

I can only say one thing, I WISH NO ONE WAS IN THE HOUSE!

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How To Chain Up a Big Rig Truck – Kansas City Trailer Repair – By USTrailer.com

How To Chain Up a Big Rig Truck

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Dave does a demonstration of how to chain up with a set of singles: A step by step basic demo.
Chaining up isn’t a fun job, but it is something drivers should know how to do, just in case.
Most often, it’s better to wait out a mandatory chaining. By the time you install your chains, drive slowly with them on, the trucks that didn’t chain up, will arrive at the same time as you at the bottom of the hill.
Still a skill you should be familiar with as a professional driver.

More Related Videos:
How to Protect Your Truck From Damage at Trucker Stops
How to Slide the Fifth Wheel on a Big Rig
Safe Winter Driving Tips for Truckers

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Big Rig Maintenance: Preparing Your Truck For the Spring Season – Kansas City Trailer Repair – By USTrailer.com

Big Rig Maintenance: Preparing Your Truck For the Spring Season

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The spring time is the perfect time to do a thorough check of your truck, after a long, hard winter.
The de-icing products on the roads can cause corrosion and damage to the truck body, wiring and frame.
There are many parts of the truck that need a thorough inspection, to avoid costly on the road repairs.
Here’s a few tips to a good spring maintenance routine for your truck.

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Tire set on bead with Starting Fluid – Kansas City Trailer Repair – By USTrailer.com

Tire set on bead with Starting Fluid

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Here is how we set tires on the bead without a tire blaster-NOTE THIS ONLY WORKS IF YOU ALSO HAVE A WAY TO INFLATE THE TIRE. This is a 11R 24.5 Truck tire. This is how we do it in the woods if we bend a rim as well. Just use a sledge hammer to straigten the rim, and then dig a hole under the wheel so it is just hanging-not touching the ground, and then use the ether trick to set the bead. as soon as the ether explodes, you MUST get air to the tire, or this will not work; it will just deflate again.

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