Must-Haves for Every Truck Driver

Keeping yourself safe and comfortable is essential while you're on the road. That's why it is vital to equip your truck for a trip in the most efficient way, no matter if you're a regional or OTR driver. 

In this article, we're going to explore some Must-Haves items that every Truck Driver needs: 

Road Maps

Even if you can find cheap paper road atlas or get the free ones from state truck stops along the way, laminated road atlases are a little more costly but are more durable. In any case, you'll want to have a non-digital way to navigate in case your GPS malfunctions. 

Window Cleaner Wipes 

No one likes to look through a dirty windshield. So keep some window wipes handy when the sun hits your window in the right way for you to see all the accumulated dirt. You'll feel better once you'll get rid of that. 


A pair of suitable gloves will not only repair your hands from the cold, but also they will protect your hands while you're working on your truck. 

Shower Bag

It's a lot easier for you to transport all of your clothes, towels, toiletries, etc., in and out of rest stops if you have one bag for it. Plus, it'll keep your clean linens from getting dirty in case of a spill or accident. 

Water Bottle

It's essential to stay hydrated while you're on the road: driving all day is a whole lot of sitting, and water keeps your body functioning. In addition, if you bring your refillable water bottle, you'll be able to save money by refilling it, and you won't have to waste space stocking your truck with dozens of bottles of water.

Cooler Bag 

A cooler bag can make your life easier on the road. If you stop to buy some food or want to bring your own, you'll have a place to keep it cool. This might even help you eat healthier because you can keep veggies, fruit and dips cold for a quick snack. 

A quality mattress to rest 

Don't forget that a good night's sleep is essential for any truck driver. Find out how Kogler mattresses can help you to be always comfortable!