Here is an interesting question for all you truckies, I came about after some discussions with a few friends....
1st- Does your apparatus "require" the use of support plates or pads? You know the ones that are slung under the rig near the jacks or outriggers.
2nd- Are your Chauffeurs required to use these at a job under normal circumstances before using the aerial or bucket?
(Normal circumstances are normal street conditions, not uneasy or unstable soil or terrain.)
Here we just slam them down and go to work.