Top Gear for Truckers on the Road
Updated: Mar 16
This guide provides gear that will make your trucking life easier and more adaptable on the road.
For the cab kitchen
There are many portable stoves available online and at truck stops. These are perfect for truckers who cook meals while they are on the road and are a must have in the cab kitchen. You're able to bake goods inside it, thaw and cook frozen meals, and boil pasta, rice, potatoes and oatmeal to name a few, allowing you to eat well while you're on a long trip.
Potential pick: RoadPro 12-Volt Portable Stove
Another worthwhile item is an electric saucepan. These saucepans plug in to a power cord for easy use. Perfect for heating up soup in the cold months or making chili, steaming vegetables and boiling other foods. They come with a stay-cool handle and glass lid for smooth sailing, cab cooking. Again, these are available online, in stores, and at most truck stops.
You can never go wrong with a slow cooker. It's the perfect appliance to have while you're on a long drive - have your food cooking while you're driving, and it be ready when you get to your location. These are also perfect for keeping food warm and heating food up. You can buy a slow cooker just about anywhere, and it is certainly worth it.
Potential pick: RoadPro RPSL-350 12V 1.5 Quart Slow Cooker
For while you drive
Investing in a reliable, wireless headset is a must have for truck drivers - especially one with a strong Bluetooth connection. Something that is comfy to wear, has long lasting battery life, and provides great sound are very important aspects. Other things to look for are short charging times, retractable ear buds, and long talk time hours. Headsets can be bought as a one ear piece or as headphones and are available at all electronic stores and most department stores.
Potential pick: BlueFit Bluetooth Wireless Earpiece
Having a GPS that gets you from A to B is extremely important while you're driving and aren't familiar with your routes. There are so many GPS's out there, but the ones that are worthwhile for you to buy are the ones that are created with truckers in mind. These have features like connecting to your phone to use as a speaker and are voice activated, notifications for nearby fuel, rest areas and truck stops, help finding truck parking spaces, and many more. These GPS's are available online and in truck centers.
Potential pick: Garmin’s dēzl 580
Having an inverter on the road comes in handy for a truck driver. You're able to have additional charging ports than what comes with the truck to charge phones, TVs, laptops, tablets, and so much more. When you're on the road for a long time this will be a huge asset to your journey.
Potential pick: GoPower 3000-HD