As a truck driver, your home becomes your truck. You will spend days maybe even weeks at a time living and working in your semi-truck. Living on the road can be stressful and lonely. Preparing for life on the road will not only help ease the stress and loneliness, but it will also help you feel more prepared for anything that might come your way. Keep reading below for things every truck driver needs in their truck for 2021.
Comfort is key when it comes to trucking. Having a comfortable cushion to sit on while driving will make your day much more enjoyable. Investing in a cushion can also help lessen or eliminate back and leg pain that comes with trucking. Here are some seat cushions for truckers.
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First Aid Kit
A first aid kid is a trucker’s best friend when in a tight situation. Having a kit in your truck is a great way to prepare for an injury or roadside emergency. First aid kits treat the most common injury and each kit should include: bandages, antiseptics, burn treatment, personal protection equipment.
When you spend most of your days in the truck, things can get messy. Baby wipes make it easy for a quick clean-up. Use baby wipes to wipe down your dashboard, the interior of your truck, or clean the grease off your hands.
After a long day of driving, a shower sounds probably sounds nice. Many major chain truck stops like Pilot & Flying J, Love’s Travel Stops, and TravelCenters of America provide some shower supplies and give truckers the option to purchase single-use soap or shampoo. To help save money, pack a shower kit with all the supplies you need before stopping to take a shower. Your shower kit should include:
- Towel and washcloth
- Shower shoes
- Bag for dirty clothes
Investing in a portable stove is a great way to start eating your favorite meals on the road. Eating the same fast food and gas station food can get old real quick.
Before buying a portable cooker, you will need to invest in a power inverter. A power inverter allows you to use your vehicle’s battery to generate AC that can run many different types of electrical devices. Here are our recommended portable stoves.
Having a cooler on the road can save you time and money. It also allows you to properly store healthier meal options in your truck. If you are a long-haul truck driver, we definitely recommended investing in a cooler or mini-fridge.
A dashcam is a must-have gadget for your expensive truck. A high-quality dash cam can save you from many problems while traveling on the road.
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