Simple Truck Driver Gear Checklist


3 Things to Keep in Your Cab

If you work in the trucking industry, you know the importance of being prepared. You never know what can happen when you’re on the road, but when you plan ahead, you’ll be ready for whatever the day throws your way. When you’re getting ready for your next drive, make sure you’ve got these three things as part of your truck driver gear checklist.

  1. Basic Hand Tools

Having a set of basic tools can save you a ton of hassle if you run into a problem on the road. If you’ve done proper maintenance or safety checks on your truck before you head out for your job, you hopefully won’t have to make too many impromptu repairs. Still, it’s nice to have some simple tools like a screwdriver, wrench, etc.

  1. Disinfectant Wipes

Disinfectant wipes can come in handy in countless situations on the road. Use them to clean the dirt and dust off your dashboard, wipe up spills from lunch, or even clean your hands in a pinch. To go the extra mile, you can invest in other simple cleaning supplies like paper towels and trash bags.

  1. First Aid Kit

Never underestimate the importance of a first aid kit. If you get a cut while fixing your truck or you feel a headache coming on, you’ll appreciate having everything you need right there with you. Your first aid kit should have essential items like Band-Aids, pain relievers, antibiotic ointment, gauze pads, and antiseptic wipes. 

These are just a few things that can make life on the road a little easier. As you drive more, though, you’ll begin to figure out what items are essential for you to keep in your cab. Ask your fellow drivers for their recommendations, too! 

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