Space in a semi-truck is limited. A majority of truck drivers spend a good portion of their careers living on the road. Trying to fit all your necessary home items, personal products, work documents, and food in a tiny truck cab can be a challenge. Staying organized on the road helps you stay more productive and comfortable. It also helps to be organized in the event of a DOT inspection. Keep reading below for our 5 helpful organization tips for truck drivers.
Storage containers are inexpensive and come in a variety of different sizes. Depending on the size, you can fit a storage container in many different places. Make sure to measure the container before buying to ensure you maximize your space. You will want to use every bit of your cab.Some items you can put in the containers: canned/dry food, water, cleaning supplies, exercise equipment, and toiletries. Check out some of our recommend storage containers:
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- IRIS USA TB-42 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box
- Idomy 6-Pack Plastic Storage Baskets
- WAYTRIM Foldable Shoe Box
Command hooks are a great way to maximize your space and keep things off the floor. Install a couple command hooks and you can hang your everyday coat, hat or bag.
Pro tip: Use velcro to attach to containers or different items so they do not slide around while driving on bumpy roads. Check out some of our recommended command hooks:
- Command Small Wire Hooks, 16 hooks, 24 strips
- Fotosnow Adhesive Hooks Ultra Strong Wall Hangers Hooks
- Budding Joy Adhesive Heavy Duty Hooks
Over the Door Shoe Organizer
An over the door shoe organizer is great for keeping your closet organized and your truck cab! Instead of storing shoes, store your cleaning supplies, personal items and some clothes. Check out our recommended shoe organizers.
- 24 Pockets – SimpleHouseware Crystal Clear Over The Door Hanging Shoe Organizer
- Aristocrat Homewares Over The Door Shoe Rack and Closet Organizer System with 24 Extra Large Heavy Duty Pockets
Truck stop showers are a place you will often be. Having a shower caddy full of your shower routine necessities will help ensure you have everything you need. Forgetting your toiletries will have you buying some from the truck stop or running back out to your truck.
Shower caddies are also great for holding condiments, drinks and dinnerware. Check out some of our recommended shower caddies:
Because there is little space in a semi cab, most of your things will be in containers. Investing in a label maker is a great way to organize your storage containers and drawers. It also makes it easy to find what you need. Check out some over our recommended labels and label makers:
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