December 6th, 2014 | Phoenix Truck Driving Institute

Whether you’re new to trucking or have been on the job for some time, there are a number of must-have items that will make your life on the road much easier. Because your truck is your home, making sure it has everything you need will improve your comfort and help you stay healthy. Keep reading to discover some of the latest and greatest must-have items for truckers.

Slow Cooker

Equipping your truck with a DC-powered slow cooker allows you to cook meals while you work and enjoy healthy, fulfilling foods at the end of each day. Not only will you save money by not eating out, you’ll enjoy better health and the satisfaction that comes with a meal you’ve made yourself. There are so many different meals you can make with a slow cooker, you’ll never lack for variety, which can be important when you’ve been trucking for years.

Bluetooth Headset

Modern cellphone technology allows you to stay in touch with your employer and your family easily from anywhere on Earth. However, talking on the phone while driving requires a Bluetooth headset so you can keep both hands on the wheel. A good Bluetooth headset is a great investment and a definite must-have for truckers. Look for a headset that offers noise-cancelling capabilities, will hold its charge for a long period of time, and is comfortable for you to wear.

GPS Handset

Throughout your trucking career, you’ll be driving in many areas that are completely new to you. A GPS handset can help you navigate quickly and easily, saving you time and stress. A trucker-friendly GPS handset should be easy for you to use and include up-to-date maps and information about trucking routes to ensure you won’t be sent down any non-truck-friendly roads.

Phoenix Truck Driving Institute will provide you with all the skills and inside information you need to enjoy a successful trucking career. We invite you to read through our blog, stop by one of our open house events in Phoenix, or give us a call at (877) 205-5372 to discuss earning your CDL with us today.