Why do sometimes ice road trucks have strips of tape across their wheel hubs?

by Jacob
(Brisbane, Australia)

Why do sometimes ice road trucks have strips of tape across their wheel hubs? Either in a cross or star, (ie criss crossed) I imagine its to stop the slow from building up in the wheel hubs but its usually just on one set of tires.

Been watching too much Ice Road Truckers! ;-)

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Jul 18, 2013
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by: NickV

Those are actually bungee cords with hooks on them like the kind you use to strap things down on a truck. Truck drivers use these during the winter months to make sure their chains don't slip off. They are a pain to put on so this is just another trick of the trade to make sure they stay put.

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