Hangfire timing out on insert into jobQueue table

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We are using Hangfire 1.7.11 with SQL Server.
Getting timeout errors on the following:
insert into [HangFire].JobQueue (JobId, Queue) values (@jobId, @queue)

Job Queue table is tiny, at any time less than ten records, but it is being constantly inserted and deleted from.

Any clues will be helpful. Timeout on such a tiny table is strange.