Traction Mats for Trucks: What You Should Know....

Posted by on 3/21/2018

Traction mats for trucks

Looking for traction mats for trucks?

Do you need traction mats for trucks? If so, you are in the right place. There are many types of trucks on the road so where would you even start to look or know if you got the right set of tire traction mats for your truck? Today we are going to discuss traction mats for trucks and help you find the right one to fit your needs. 

Traction mats for trucks: Trucks are everywhere...

According to, there are 5 different truck categories. These include small trucks, light trucks, medium trucks, heavy trucks and very heavy trucks and transporters. They state "This List of truck types is intended to classify trucks and to provide links to articles on the various types. The three main classifications for road truck weight are light trucksmedium trucks, and heavy trucks. Above this, there are specialized very heavy trucks and transporters such as heavy haulers for moving oversize loads, and off-road heavy haul trucks used in and mining which are too large for highway use without escorts and special permits."

As you can see, this is a lot of different types of trucks. Can you imagine how hard it would be to find the right traction mat for all these trucks? Today we are going to show the easy way to do this. 

Ariel view of trucks

Traction mats for trucks: Why you need one?

Many people think that they have a big bad truck and would never need a tire traction mat. Well, this is certainly not the case. You see many small, light trucks and medium trucks are light in the back because they have an empty truck bed. Due to this, many trucks can actually get stuck in snow, ice, mud, and sand very easily. Having a 4 wheel drive helps but remember just because you have a 4 wheel drive that does not mean you will not get stuck. Having a heavy truck also does not prevent from getting stuck. Heavy trucks like dump trucks and 18 wheelers get stuck all the time because of the nature of the work they do. You see heavy trucks are often used where there are no paved roads such as fields, job sites, and construction sites etc. When these trucks get off paved roads, their sheer weight causes them to sink into soft terrain and they get stuck very easily. 

According to Allstate, "Sometimes, you just can’t avoid driving through mud. Whether you’re parking in an unpaved lot at a concert venue or pulling off the pavement to go camping, odds are that at some point, you’re going to have to navigate some mud and muck. Drive through enough of it, and you’re probably going to get stuck. With tires spinning, mud flying and forward progress halted, what is a driver to do?

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Traction mats for trucks: What is a driver to do? 

There are many things a driver can do when stuck. They include:

  • Call a friend for help. 
    1. This is a good option but not always the best or fastest one. 
    2. Your friends or family may be busy and may not be able to get to you right away or they might not be able to answer their phone. 
    3. Plus once they arrive they may not be able to actually help get you unstuck. 
    4. If you accidentally get stuck in a remote area, cell phone service may not be available. 

  • Ask a stranger for help.
    1. Another option but like calling a friend, not always the best one.
    2. This is not the safest option either since you don't know strangers true intentions. 
    3. Also, like AAA suggested, don't stop in icy conditions so getting a stranger to stop and help might be difficult. 
    4. Always keep in mind, cell phone service may not be available in a remote area. 

  • Call a tow truck. 
    1. This option usually works but it's not always the fastest and definitely not the cheapest. 
    2. Tow trucks can take an hour or more to get to you. 
    3. Tow trucks also cost hundreds of dollars for their services. 
    4. Always keep in mind, cell phone service may not be available in a remote area. 
    5. Read our blog post about tow truck arrival times and costs HERE

  • Plan ahead and then use a personal tire traction mat when you get stuck. 
    1. These are a great way to prepare ahead and get your car out of ice, snow, mud, and sand. 
    2. These stay in your car and allow you to get your car unstuck from the ice by yourself without having to ask other people for help. 
    3. These are way less expensive than paying for a tow truck. 
    4. Picking the right tire traction device is crucial though to get you unstuck. 
    5. Don't always have to rely on cell phone service with personal tire traction devices. 
    6. Read our blog post about picking the right tire traction device type HERE

    Man driving a truck

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    Here is what Bill H. had to say..." We have a 15,000 lb RV. When we were taking it out of winter storage, it came off the pad and promptly got stuck in the mud. My wife found your product on Amazon and suggested we try it. Since the RV has dual tires on each side, I thought it best that we get two sets so we could put one mat under each of the rear wheels. Attached are a couple of pictures of the mats after we finished today. Not very pretty, but they got the job done. I’ll hit them with the hose and they’ll be fine. To say the least, we were more than pleased. They are now part of the RV emergency kit for the summer, and they’ll be in the back of the cars in the winter."

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    Date: 3/24/2018
    Wow, I never knew these existed! Glad I came across this! I am curious, would these work for small automobiles? I live in the mountains with snow and sometimes my car get's stuck. s
    Date: 3/24/2018 3:07:00 PM
    Hello and thank you for commenting. Yes absolutely these for on small vehicles. They actually work on ALL vehicles, cars, trucks, vans , RVs and large vehicles. Let me know how I can help as we’d love to have you as a customer. Thanks, Curtis

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