Once the vehicle is on the trailer it's time to tie it down. We've found that for 99 percent of the time the best method for tying down a truck is to go around the axletubes and attach straps to the deck of the trailer. We use axle straps from Mac's Custom Tie Downs that come with a protective sleeve to guard against chaffing. However, be careful that axle straps do not run over any brake lines. Rather, have them run under any hard lines; even if it takes a little longer to weave them into place, it won't risk damage to these vital parts.