The Trucker’s Hitch is a fairly involved knot, but it produces a much more reliable hitch than some we’ve reviewed here.
It’s primary purpose is to secure a load on a vehicle, cart, or in earlier days, a wagon.
This is why the Trucker’s Hitch is sometimes referred to as a Wagoner’s Hitch.
The knot is tied by wrapping a lashing around a fixed anchor point such as an eyelet or post and creating a pulley-like tightening system.
There are many different ways known to tie the Trucker’s Hitch, and this article is simply one example.
Trucker’s Hitch » Hitches
(Strength: 4/Secure: 4/Stability: 4/Difficulty: 4)
Please refer to our Knot of the Week introduction post for a description of what these ratings mean.
- Securing a load to a vehicle, cart or wagon
- Creating an secure taught-line
- Create a Figure-Eight Knot in your line with plenty of slack
- Take the working end, and pass it back through the top of the Figure-Eight, creating a bight
- Flip the knot over and wrap the working end around your anchor point
- Continue to pass the working end back through the created bight and pull to tighten
- Tie off with two half hitches to secure the Trucker’s Hitch
View the gallery below and follow along with the steps above!
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