Must-Have Everyday Carries for Truck Drivers: Essential Gear for the Road

July 11, 2023   |   Posted by: Truline News Reporter

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Truck driving is a profession that demands preparedness and adaptability. As drivers, we understand that the right set of tools can make the difference between a smooth journey and an unexpected roadside hassle. As essential as the trucking technology we discussed last month, your everyday carry (EDC) items play a crucial role in your day-to-day life on the road. Let’s roll out and look at the must-have everyday carries for truck drivers.

  • Reliable Multi-tool: A multi-tool is the Swiss Army knife of the trucking world. Seek out one that offers an array of functionalities such as a sturdy knife, practical screwdriver, convenient can opener, and handy pliers. It’s the embodiment of compact versatility, an indispensable gadget that every truck driver should have within reach.
  • Flashlight: Whether you’re doing a pre-trip inspection before dawn or dealing with a breakdown at night, a good flashlight is essential. Opt for an LED model for long battery life and durability.
  • Mobile Phone and Charger: A mobile phone is a lifeline for any trucker, essential for communication and navigation. Equally important is a reliable charger – consider a fast-charging model or one that plugs directly into your truck’s power outlet.
  • Portable Power Bank: When your devices need a boost and you’re not in your cab, a portable power bank comes to the rescue. Look for one that has a high enough capacity to charge your phone or tablet multiple times.
  • First Aid Kit: It’s always best to be prepared for unexpected injuries. Find a compact first aid kit with essentials like bandages, antiseptic wipes, and pain relievers.
    Reusable Water Bottle: Staying hydrated is crucial for maintaining focus and energy levels. Invest in a durable, insulated bottle that will keep your drinks cold or hot as needed.
  • Healthy Snacks: Hunger can strike at any time during a long haul. Pack healthy snacks like nuts, dried fruit, or protein bars to keep energy levels steady.
    Wet Wipes: For quick clean-ups or refreshing yourself on the go, nothing beats a pack of wet wipes. They’re a quick and easy way to feel more comfortable after hours behind the wheel.
  • Notebooks and Pens: For jotting down reminders, sketching routes, or simply capturing thoughts, always carry a notebook and a reliable pen.
  • Personal Care Items: Don’t forget essentials like hand sanitizer, lip balm, and sunblock. It’s important to take care of yourself, especially when you’re further from home.


These everyday carry items are just as vital as the technological advancements we’ve been discussing, contributing to safer, smoother, and more efficient journeys. Truline recognizes the significance of individual readiness, in addition to technological progression.

If you’re driven to join a company that not only values technological advancements but also emphasizes personal preparedness and care, Truline is the right fit for you. Visit our careers page to discover current job openings and learn how you can join our forward-thinking team. Let’s drive change together!

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