Over the last year or so, we've been talking with truck drivers and doing research online to find the top recommended items that new drivers should bring with them out on the road. Our goal is to have the most complete and helpful list of things that will make life easier for truck drivers. We're doing the research and asking the questions so you can save a ton of time and know you're getting a list of recommended items put together by truckers for truckers. Participation is what makes this list so great and what will continue to make it better over time - so if you have a recommendation please share it below in the comments area! Let's dive right in!
1. GPS Unit - Get the Best GPS for Truck Drivers
If you were to pick one thing only that will help you the most in a new truck driver job, most will tell you to get a good, trucker friendly GPS. Here's a full rundown on the top recommended GPS for truck drivers, by truck drivers. We also compared two of the top selling GPS units for truck drivers, Rand McNally TND 720 and the Garmin dezl 760LMT in this post. Everything you need to know to help you make your decision is in these posts along with the GPS reviews to back it up!
2. Bluetooth - What Makes A Good Bluetooth Headset for Truckers?
There are certain things truck drivers NEED in a good bluetooth. In this post, you'll find out what other truck drivers like about their bluetooths so you can save yourself a lot of time and money by buying the best one out there...on your first try. Because we all know there's nothing more frustrating than having to return something because it doesn't work right!
3. Slow Cooker - Cook A Delicious Meal While Driving
There's nothing better than crusin down the open road while smelling your dinner cooking and knowing it'll be ready for you when your shift is over. This RoadPro slow cooker along with a good recipe for truck drivers will have your mouth watering by the time you're ready to call it a day.
5. Boots - Every Trucker Needs A Good Pair of Boots
The jury is still out on this one. We asked our Facebook fans about the best boots for truck drivers and got 3 recommendations on brands that make quality, comfortable boots. Find out what they recommend here.
We've got a good mix going so far with our list - some technology, some food related items and even some clothing items. We'll continue to add to this list over time, so if you have an recommendations or feedback for truck drivers, share it in the comments area below!