I love STA-RAT! I can't recall how many times I’ve used the tool. When I'm at a Truck Stop or Customer, drivers offer to help when they see I'm about to slide my axles. I tell them, No Thanks! I pull out STA-RAT “my secret weapon” and show the drivers. They’re amazed at how easy it is. If I had five extra STA-RAT’s they would sell like hot cakes.
P.S. I live in the Midwest, when its 20 below outside STA-RAT keeps pulling. It’s a great tool to have. I wouldn’t live without one. Thanks! Keep up the good work.
- Dan (handle “freebird”)
Dart Transit driver
"I just got back to work after two operations on my shoulder. My doc told me I had to stop driving or get something to help me slide the axles, so I found STA-RAT on the internet... and man, it saved my job! Get it out there so everyone can see how it works. It works great and I love it! Man, wish I'd had it sooner."
- Edward Nash, Company Driver/Illinois
"I'm new to driving this year "2007" although our company promotes the purchase of STA-RAT, I foolishly did not buy one. After driving about two months, I was at a customer's site and pulled all the muscles in the back of my left calve trying to pull the tandem release handle. I was back at our yard within a week and immediately purchased a STA-RAT, which I have used successfully several times since. It is the best friend a driver can have. Don't hurt yourself like I did! Use your head not your body. Buy a STA-RAT release assist tool. They work like promised, and you'll never again struggle with releasing the tandem locking pins."
- E. Gantzer, Livonia, MI.
Since I received my STA-RAT 4 years ago, I have helped many other drivers pull there tandem locking pins with my STA-RAT. It is a wonderful tool, and would be lost with-out it!
- Company Driver, Illinois
"After 20 years of trucking, this is by far the most valuable tool I carry.
If you forget to bring any tool make sure it's not this one! There is nothing as fun as watching people's jaw drop when they see you use the STA-RAT. It makes sliding the axles on your trailer look as easy as adjusting your mirror."
- W.Jimenez, Phoenix, AZ
"The STA-RAT is the greatest tool I've used. Less strain on your back. It does wonders!"
- Company Driver, Texas
“In my opinion, no trucking company should be without the STA-RAT tool. It eliminates the need for a second person to help with sliding the tandems. They are a great tool for our drivers as well as our company, because they keep our drivers safe by helping to prevent shoulder or back injuries. The STA-RAT pays for itself.”
Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility!
- Gary Kasza
Safety Director, Fleetmaster Express
"The tandem pulling nightmare is now over due to my buying your product. No more stressing prior to sliding the tandems. STA-RAT makes my job a lot easier!
It works reliably well, to slide the tandems you don’t have to get in and out of the tractor more then twice, once to set the tool, and once to remove.
I recommend this product to anyone who wants to not take the chance of injuring them selves pulling the tandem release handle.
I just had both shoulders replaced, so this tool works incredible for me.
Thank You Very Much!"
"I purchased the STA-RAT tool two years ago and have been extremely pleased with it. I lost the tool in June 2004 and sadly, when I called to replace it, the gas spring part was backordered.
Where I work, the tandems need to be all the way to the rear before they go into the dock. I slide 20-30 tandems a day so without the STA-RAT I was running back and forth between the release handle and the cab. I was also beating on the pins with a sledge hammer making my job a lot harder.
Unfortunately, the result of all of this is that I tore a tendon in my right shoulder and damaged my rotator cuff. I had surgery the end of September 2004 and will be off work for up to 18 months.
I want to return to work as soon as the doctor releases me but will not go back without the STA-RAT tool by my side! You guys should make a holster for this thing!"
- Clarence W. Ewer
"I just wanted to thank you for inventing STA-RAT the tandem tool and standing behind your product 100%.
I am so glad that when I was fighting to pull the handle on my tandems by myself, when another driver luckily drove up and stopped to help me. He told me that if you wanted to make my job easy, I should invest in what he was about to show me. He told me if you didn’t like working up a sweet, fighting my tandems in this 95 degree heat, let alone getting hurt in the process, to get a STA-RAT tandem tool. I said a what? He said watch this! He put the device on the tandem handle, I rocked the trailer and wa-lah, with no other help, it pulled the handle on my impossible to pull tandem handle and even let me see where my tandems were. I moved them to the proper hole and I was done. The helpful driver said: “make life easy and invest in a STA-RAT”. Man was he right!
As I told you, I absolutely could and would not do my job without STA-RAT and my GPS. Both of these investments have made my job easy and kept me safe, healthy and fine free. I have used your product ever week since I have purchased it two years ago. I don’t have to worry if another driver will happen to come along to help me slide my impossible tandems. No more climbing under my truck to pound on the tandem locking pins with my 3lb sledge. And never have to work up a sweat and cuss my tandems anymore. I have even helped other drivers who were struggling with their tandems. What a relief, what a product!
I recommend that every driver, fleet and truck stop, should visit your website and watch the short video on your product. Believe me, the investment is worth every penny a hundred times over. The very first time I used it, I knew that I couldn’t live without it. STA-RAT has paid for it self many times over and over again. I know it will last a lifetime with minimum care and if I have a problem that your company stands behind it 100% as you have already proven. It is the best investment in my trucking career, or any driver could ever make. All truck stops that are not selling your product, or fleets and driver not using STA-RAT, are missing the boat Big Time! I thank God every time I use it, that driver who helped me use it 2 years ago and you for inventing it."
- D. Schwartzentruber, Professional Truck Drive for Crete Carrier Corporation
Second to None!