Essential Personal Cargo for Every Truck Driver

Essential Personal Cargo for Every Truck Driver

As a truck driver, you will probably be spending multiple days out on the road, and there are a few things you will want to have with you.

When you’re in CDL school to become a truck driver, you learn all of the basics of trucking like how to maneuver your vehicle through traffic and the different federal rules and regulations related to trucking. Something that CDL school doesn’t usually capture is the things that you, as a person, might want to have with you on the road. There’s an age-old saying that says “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone”, and that could not be more true for some items. You really don’t realize how convenient it is to live in your home and come home from work every day. As a truck driver, you will probably be spending multiple days out on the road, and there are a few things you will want to have with you.

Personal Hygiene Items

Having a small bag for your toiletries and other personal hygiene items is absolutely vital. Every time you stop at a rest stop, having your preferred brands of toiletries will feel like having little pieces of home with you out on the road. A few things you will want to include are: soap, shaving cream, razors, toothpaste, and deodorant. You also might want to include a towel and wash cloth in your toiletry kit. Linens provided at truck stops aren’t always in the best shape, and some stops may even charge extra for them. Having these few items from home will help you have a more pleasant experience as a truck driver.

Digital Camera

A digital camera is important for two reasons. For starters, you can document any issues you may be having with a shipment. If a distributer loads a broken pallet despite your objections, you can take a photo of it to show to your customer so that they can’t say it was your fault. The other reason is a little less productivity-oriented, but no less important. You can use your camera to take pictures of scenery in the places you go. You can share the pictures with friends and family and they can be something you can all enjoy together.

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