Ever watch the cop car scene in American Graffiti??? It could be a "hold my beer, and watch this" moment.
In all seriousness, when you need a cushion to drop something off a truck, car tires work great. Many moons ago I worked at a dealership and we got our oil in 55 gallon drums, all we did was stack 3 tires on top of one another, and roll the drum out of the truck and on to the tires. Worked like a charm.