Uncommon Tools to Carry in Your Truck

Truck drivers spend a lot of time on the road. While truckers know to keep a variety of mechanical and automotive tools on hand, these uncommon truck driver tools can help make the long-haul better.

Slow Cooker

The insurance company Western Truck Insurance Services states that healthy meals are not always available. Keeping a slow cooker on the rig can help you easily have something on hand that’s hot and healthy. There are many recipes that include a variety of vegetables, proteins and carbs for a well-balanced meal on the road.

GPS Navigation

While many people rely on their phones to map out their routes, truckers may find their smartphone’s battery quickly losing juice. To avoid relying on your phone, consider having a GPS navigation device specifically for trucks. These devices run off the rig’s power yet still provide the essential data you rely on such as traffic issues and construction zones.

Good Sunglasses

Having more than one pair of sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays is essential out on the road. The sun glare can cause big problems on the road whether reflecting off the snow or shining directly in your eyes. Sunglasses help protect your vision both in the short-term and the long-term.

These uncommon truck driver tools are sure to come in handy. Add them to your arsenal along with your standard bag of tools and spare parts.