Truckers have carried hickory-shafted ‘tire whackers’ in their cabs for decades, because they need to check that all of their rig’s 18 wheels are inflated before hitting the highway for Georgia with a trailer full of Coors. How many actual tires ever got whacked with these billy clubs is anybody’s guess, but they were undoubtedly used for other more martial purposes as well.
Innovation Factory has taken this concept to a whole new level. Instead of slapping a silly label on a police nightstick, they’ve added a few utility tools to a one-handed Viking battleaxe and named it the ‘Trucker’s Friend.’ Needless to say, preppers and Zombie enthusiasts are going nuts over the thing, while truckers themselves are probably giving it a big ‘meh.’
It would be even badder if it had a stabbing point at the end, but that would kind of detract from the “it’s just a tool, officer” vibe, wouldn’t it?
I’m thinking our Prius will definitely need one of these in the trunk. Sure, the Prius tires are smaller than Homer Simpson’s soul donut, but that doesn’t mean I might not have to
chop out the brains of the living dead tighten a tire chain or clear away some brush that’s blocking the road someday.