When you’re out there on the road, you might miss a lot of the comforts and gadgetry you can keep back home. I mean, the cab is a tight fit and you need to optimize your options. So what should you do?
Well, we’ve been keeping an eye out and have come across 5 essential gadgets a trucker can own.
It’s not uncommon for truckers to find themselves in a situation where they may need a shovel or even an ax!
When you need to dig yourself out of the deep end, a collapsible shovel or tool could help you in a pinch.
Of course, you might have a collapsible multi-tool, with an ax, pick, or saw built into it. Whatever you have, if it’s compact and can be stored away, you’re in good shape.
When you install a power inverter, you bring a new level of creature comfort into your cab, which can improve your retention. However, there are also all sorts of considerations that fleets have to account for.
There are all sorts of information you need to know about power inverters – but the main takeaway is that you need to find one that matches your truck’s specifications.
Speaking of comforts, installing a small LED TV in your cab could make a world of difference! There are models with built in DVD and Blu-ray players, allowing you to keep up with the latest TV shows and movies.
Best of all, most LED TVs can also work as a computer monitor, so you can either hook a laptop or a small computer into it.
Emergency Weather Radio
With winter ahead of us, it’s not a bad idea to get your hands on an emergency weather radio!
Whether you’re facing a blizzard, tornadoes, or hurricanes, you have plenty of options out there. Your typical weather radio might have weather bands, as well as AM and FM tuners, but they can also come equipped with lights, come with batteries (or) a hand crank, and some can even charge your mobile devices!
Your Smart Phone!
Speaking of mobile devices, we know you probably have one – which means you should check out the host of mobile apps we offer. Whether it’s the ExpressTruckTax app, the ExpressIFTA Calculator App, or using TruckLogics on your phone, we have your transportation business needs covered!
Whatever gadgets you carry, your job as a truck driver has many troubles you’ll have to handle. However, you should know that ExpressIFTA will be here to help you when you need to file your fuel taxes!