Truck drivers spend hours on the road, and that means the truck becomes something of a humble abode. While trucking does offer perks such as traveling to new destinations, meeting new people, and enjoying a lucrative career, life on the road can get tough.
Between the weather, pressure to make deliveries on time, and mechanical breakdowns, a truck driver needs to always be prepared for the unexpected. One easy way to do so is by keeping crucial supplies on hand at all times.
In this post, we share 3 essentials every trucker needs to have while on the road.
You jam on the brakes, a drink goes flying, crumbs accumulate...if your mother or wife hasn’t already stocked you up on cleaning products and scolded you about the layer of dust in your truck, then it’s high time you got on it yourself!
The good news is, there are plenty of high-quality cleaning products on the market that won’t take up much space. For example, a handheld vacuum makes it easy to scoop up crumbs and dirt in the creases of seats and other hard-to-reach places.
Keep antibacterial wipes on hand for cleaning door handles, the steering wheel, and other areas that are frequently touched. A mini trash is also handy to collect garbage instead of tossing it on the floor.
There are two types of kits you should always have on board in an easy-to-reach spot. One kit is for roadside emergencies and the other is for medical emergencies.
Let’s start with the roadside kit. You’ll want to fill a bag with items that are crucial in case your truck breaks down in the middle of the night or you experience a tire blowout in the middle of nowhere.
Here are some items to consider:
In your first aid kit, you’ll want to check out the contents periodically to ensure you’re well-stocked and certain medications aren’t expired.
One way to keep yourself healthy on the road while saving money is to stock up on nutritious snacks instead of buying fast food. You can invest in a mini-fridge to meal prep ahead of time and a skillet to cook your own meals.
Make sure you have plenty of water to stay hydrated and energized, instead of relying on sodas or energy drinks.
True Carriers Group is a non-asset based group of carriers that has been helping drive America’s supply chain for over 40 years. We offer a full range of logistics services, including Intermodal, Reefer, Van, Flatbed, Brokerage, LTL and Heavy Haul.