Heading out for a long haul in your semi truck? Make sure you have your rig stocked with everything you could possibly need on the trip! As any seasoned truck driver will tell you, a truck driving job means you will be living in your truck for days at a time, and this means you need to pack accordingly.
Here are some of the essentials you will want to have with you to make your journey go as smoothly as possible. For more tips, be sure to contact our heavy truck towing service in Flagstaff, AZ:
- Clothes: You will need a variety of types of clothes. First and foremost, make sure you have plenty of comfortable clothes to wear while driving. Bring button-down shirts and t-shirts, jeans, shorts and comfortable jogging pants, as well as enough underwear and socks to last you throughout your whole trip. Bring off-duty clothes that are appropriate for the season and weather you might encounter along your trip, as well as several pairs of shoes—boots, running shoes and general off-duty shoes. Make sure you bring a jacket as well, especially if you’ll be going through various altitudes. A hard hat, safety glasses, sunglasses and a rain jacket are also valuable items to have.
- Personal care: Be sure to take good care of yourself on your trip for your own health and wellness. Have all of the necessary items for your personal hygiene and grooming, as well as any medications you take. If you wear contact lenses, don’t forget extra contacts and contact solution. Wet wipes can be excellent for cleaning up small spills or for cleaning between showers. Bring comfort items as well, such as a sleeping bag and pillow, and a cooler stocked with ice.
- Cleaning supplies: Maintaining a clean rig will make your journey much more pleasant. Bring cleaning supplies such as a handheld vacuum, laundry detergent, paper towels, a good all-purpose cleaning solution, disinfectant wipes and air freshening spray.
- Trucking needs: There are other items that will come in handy in the course of your job. These include a cell phone and charger, a GPS system, an atlas and/or map, work gloves, an emergency kit with food and supplies and a list of phone numbers and addresses that you might need.
- Emergency items: Speaking of an emergency kit, make sure you are well stocked with tools, reflective clothing, emergency weather gear, tire chains, road flares and a first aid kid. Your toolbox should include items such as screwdrivers, wrenches, a hammer, a multi-tool, pliers, zip ties, a tire pressure gauge and a flashlight.
- Healthy snacks: While fast food and gas station snacks can hit the spot every now and then, it’s much better if you make those the exception rather than the rule. Bring along snacks that don’t have to be refrigerated, such as apples, crackers, bananas, jerky, peanut butter, bread and crackers.
- Entertainment: Finally, bring any items to keep you entertained (and sane) while on breaks from the road. This can include a laptop or tablet, an e-reader, books, a small TV and DVD player, magazines, newspapers, crosswords or anything else that will help you stay entertained and comfortable.
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