Whether you are a first-time truck driver, or you’ve been driving for a while, you might be wondering what you should bring with you on the road. To help, we’ve put together a list of the five most important items you should always keep in your cab.
Bring an assortment of items you might need in an emergency, including batteries, gloves, a flashlight, jumper cables, bottled water, nonperishable food and a first aid kit. These important accessories could make a lifesaving difference if you find yourself stranded.
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In case your navigation system fails, it’s a good idea to keep a Motor Carrier’s Road Atlas along so you can still get where you need to go.
Keep your cab clean and the germs at bay with disinfectant wipes. These help clean grease and grime off the interior areas of your cabin and can protect you from viruses.
No matter what time of year it is, the sun can be a glaring distraction. Keep an extra pair of sunglasses in the cab with you to keep your eyes shaded and vision clear.
To make sure you always have a cold (nonalcoholic) beverage on hand, keep a small cooler with you. Fill it with water or your favorite beverage to stay hydrated and alert.
If you are interested in more trucking tips, check out these blogs:
– 7 Trucking Safety Tips
– 5 Essential Safety Tips Every Trucker Needs To Follow
– How To Prevent Sleep Deprivation For Truckers