Essential Items to Keep in Your Truck

Below are some items you should keep in your truck. Some are for emergencies; others are for daily living. All will keep you safer and more comfortable during your long drives.

Emergency kit - A well-stocked emergency kit should contain a variety of items that would be necessary in different types of emergencies, such as: batteries, a flashlight, a sleeping bag, first-aid items, tools, a small knife, jumper cables, window deicer, emergency flares, and an extra cell phone charger. Add any other items you think will come in handy.

Extra clothing and boots - Keep extra socks, hats, underwear, pants, undershirts, boots, and work gloves.

Motor carrier map - A map is critical to have as a backup in the event something goes wrong with your navigation system. 

Small cooler or mini-fridge - Essential for chilling beverages and any perishable food that needs to be kept cold.

Microwave - Preparing your own food on the road will save you a lot of time and money.

Food and drinks - Stock up on foods such as granola bars, bread, peanut butter, a bag of apples or oranges, dried fruit, nuts, deli meats for the cooler, water, and anything else you want to have on hand. 

Baby wipes - Wipes are handy for a quick cleanup and can also clean off greasy fingers and dirty dashboards.

Personal hygiene items - Including deodorant, toothpaste, a toothbrush, a comb, mouthwash, and floss.

Sunglasses - Sunglasses are extremely important for health and safety. A good pair of polarizing sunglasses prevents fatigue, headaches, and eyestrain. Always have a backup pair in the event your current ones get lost or damaged.

Sources:
https://www.123loadboard.com/blog/9-safety-tips-truck-drivers/

https://www.thetruckersreport.com/how-to-stay-awake-while-driving-10-tips-from-long-haul-truckers/

http://www.cardlog.com/essential-items-to-carry-in-your-truck/


 


Tags: CDL, Driving Training, truck driving

Kelly Schwab

Request Information

By submitting this form, I authorize and agree that a representative of All-State Career can contact me by phone and/or SMS text messaging at the telephone number provided by me. I understand that the call or text may include advertising or telemarketing messages using an automated telephone dialing system, or an artificial or pre-recorded voice or text message. Data and text message rates may apply. I understand that my agreement above is not required before I may purchase any educational programs or services. Calls may be recorded for quality assurance purposes.