It’s time to hit the road! Do you have a list of essentials you’re going to bring with? We put together a list of trucking essentials that no matter how many years you have been a driver for, you might find some of the things on this list you have been missing.
Keep a pair of shower flip-flops with you. Many showers aren’t the cleanliest so you’ll be happy to have them. Take a pair of sneakers with you too incase you want to go for a walk and get some exercise in.
2. Sleeping bag
If you don’t like carrying sheets and bedding, bring a sleeping bag with you!
3. Bathroom shower kit
Keep travel size items such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrush and even toilet paper.
If you find yourself having to check something on your truck at night you’ll be happy to have a flashlight.
5. Bad weather gear
You never know when the weather is going to change. Rain or shine it is important to stay prepared with an extra jacket and pair of boots.
6. Water and snacks
Staying hydrated while on the road is so important. Keep a cooler filled with cold water to help you stay hydrated all day long. Pack healthy snacks such as trail mix to help tackle your hunger in between meals.
A set of earplugs will help you get a quiet nights rest.
8. Phone number list
If your cellphone gets broken or lost have a list of important contacts and their phone numbers readily available.
9. Tool box
Keep an organized tool box in your cab in case you need to fix something, you will be able to quickly find the tool.
Gloves not only keep your hands warm but work gloves make loading and unloading easier and help with making random repairs.
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