Whether you started your trucking career yesterday or 10 years ago, you probably know that different seasons have an affect on your driving. It might seem like summer has ideal driving conditions, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some risk involved. To stay prepared for summer driving, make sure you have these five things in your cab.
Warmer temperatures increase your risk of dehydration, which can cause headaches, sleepiness and dizziness. These symptoms can be dangerous, especially if you’re behind the wheel. Always keep a few water bottles in your cab to stay hydrated.
- Multipurpose Tool
You never know what could happen on the road, which is why a multipurpose tool is useful to have. Many of these tools are equipped with a pliers, wire cutter, scissors, tweezers and screwdriver; all of which could be just what you need in an emergency.
- First Aid Kit
In summer, the sun is out longer, which means you should also have sunglasses along to protect your eyes and help you see.
- Portable Charger
Many drivers rely on their phones not just for communication, but also for navigation, weather updates and more. Bring a portable charger with you just in case your phone or other devices need some extra life.
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