Sliding the tandemsBy Jena Williams

Sliding the tandems to get your weight properly distributed and get on the road can be time consuming and lead to injuries. Repeatedly entering and exiting the cab to check the tandem status can cause strains if truckers jump from their cabs and increases risks of slips, trips or falls from ice or debris on the steps or yard. There are some tools on the market that claim to help make sliding the tandems quick and easy.

Have you used any of these products? What are your thoughts on how well they work?

Locking Pin Locator: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4hfHU5_YaQ

STA-RAT (Semi Tandem Axle-Release Assist Tool) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5ZjU2lVYf0

The Mark – Sliding Tandem Pin Line up Tool: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEBJ-zrwADE

Trailer Slide Stop: http://www.trailerslidestop.com/