Essentials for When You’re On The Road

As Over-The-Road drivers, you are used to spending your time away from home. Whether you are a veteran driver or new to the game, there are some items drivers recommend to always have stocked in your cab. Here are a few essentials you should have:

  1. The first item on our list is shower flip-flops: they can help you prevent infections while you’re taking showers at different truck stops around the country!
  2. You should keep a sleeping bag, blanket, and pillow which can be more convenient than carrying bedding and sheets. 
  3. An emergency bathroom container and toilet paper always come in handy when you’re on the road and there are no convenience stores around!
  4. Toiletries such as toothbrushes, hairbrushes, shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc. are a must-have! Every driver should have a bathroom kit with travel-sized containers that include all the basics
  5. Flatbed drivers tend to find gloves very useful, not only do they provide protection from the cold, but they also help protect your hands against injuries!
  6. A flashlight is always handy, you never know when you might need to check your truck’s engine or tires at night
    1. Pst.. also, some batteries for your flashlight!
  7. Pack an extra jacket and boots in your cab, you never know when bad weather is going to hit 
  8. A dash-mounted cell phone holder is essential to ensure your safety. Avoid getting tickets and stay safe with a hands-free Bluetooth setup for your phone.
  9. Since eating out can be time-consuming and also very expensive when you’re on the road, it’s important to keep a lot of water and non-perishable snacks in the cab to stay hydrated and healthy during your trip and if you’re fancy you can also meal prep & have your home away from home meals! 
  10. Lastly, we recommend bringing earplugs to ensure good rest! These will help you sleep better and stay alert and efficient when you have to get back to driving

 We hope this is a good starting list you can use on your next over-the-road trip! Source: https://keeptruckin.com/blog/trucking-essentials-top-10-things-drivers-say-are-a-must-have