Handy Items to Keep in Your Truck
Whether you are a long time trucker, or just getting started, being on the road for a long period of time requires a good amount of preparation to make sure you are comfortable and ready. There are the normal work preparations like getting your assignment and knowing your route. But there is also the packing preparations. Apart from what is always in your truck to keep it going like fluids and vehicle safety parts, there are some items you might want to add to your own bags for a just-in-case situation. Here are some of the types of bags you might want and items to keep in them.
Nonperishable food items
First aid kit
USB mobile-device charger
Life proof phone case
Small trash bag
Baby wipes/hand sanitizer
Extra change of clothes
Extra stick of deodorant
Portable fruit (apples, bananas, tangerines)
Portable veggies (carrots, celery sticks, radishes)
Other fluids (sports drinks, soda, juice)
These lists are not exhaustive by any means but are a good place to get started for you new truckers. The safety bag is by far the most important one to have because you never know what the weather might bring and you do not want to get caught in a situation where you need something but do not have it. For you veteran OTR drivers, what are your top items to have?