Must-Have Semi Truck Accessories for Commercial Truck Drivers
Commercial truck driving puts you in a cab and on the road for long periods of time. It helps to have semi truck trailer accessories that are not only for comfort but also for safety.
Accessories for Every Truck Driver
Consider accessories you need to make drives easier that also don’t take up much space in the cab.
Sunglasses: This may not be an accessory and instead a necessity to some. A good pair of polarized sunglasses can help prevent headaches, eyestrain, and fatigue. However, expect to go through a few pairs throughout the year since sunglasses can be easy to lose and break.
Work Gloves: You may go through as many gloves as you do sunglasses so be sure to have a lot of pairs. Many drivers prefer leather for a comfortable fit.
First Aid Kit: While a trucking company may keep this in the cab for you, it may not be fully stocked. Be sure to carry a quality first aid kit since you never know when you may need it.
Accessories for Cooking
Truckers have reputations for having bad diets and with irregular mealtimes, weird schedules, and unpredictable roadside food, it’s easy to see why. These accessories can help you bring your meals with you.
Slow Cooker: The food you cook yourself will taste better than what you can by. With a slow cooker, you can begin your day adding in some food and then by dinner or lunch you have a home cooked meal.
Mini Fridge: Easily keep fresh vegetables and fruits on hand for some healthier heating. You can also safely keep leftovers to avoid waste and be able to keep drinks cold during your drive.
Accessories to Stay Entertained
The loneliness on the road and mandatory rest periods can lead to some down time. There are some accessories you may want to have in order to be entertained.
Gaming Console: Keep in touch with your family by playing video games with your young kids.
Mobile Wireless Internet Hotspot: With your own mobile WiFi, you won’t need to rely on any truck stops that likely have spotty Internet connections.
Mobile Satellite Dish: If you have a mobile satellite dish then you can still watch your favorite shows while on the road.
Accessories for Safety
There are plenty of semi-truck trailer accessories to help keep you safe while out on the road.
Trailer Door Pull Straps: These are needed to be able to safely operate heavy doors. Get them in bulk so you always have them on hand. Choose durable webbing so it holds up in all weather condition and you get traction to let you access your trailer no matter what.
Trailer Repair Tape: Cover spaces or any cuts in metal. You can’t go wrong by keeping this on hand.