Driving long hauls means you are a road warrior. Warriors need to be prepared for what they know they will need, and what they could possibly need while on their route. It is great to have a checklist that you can print off or save on an email, so you can reference it before each trip, just to be sure you don’t forget something important and really wish you had it on the road. At Fleet Oil and Truck Supply, we wanted to give you a few thoughts for your next packing adventure.

So Let’s Get Personal

There is nothing more frustrating than being on the road and just remembering that you forgot to pack...fill in the blank.

Here are some ideas we have of the necessities:

  • Button up shirts

  • T-shirts

  • Jeans

  • Walking shorts

  • Jogging pants

  • Underwear

  • Shoes

  • Jacket (maybe a couple depending on how long you are on the road)

  • Sunglasses

  • Raincoat

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Dental floss

  • Deodorant

  • Medications

  • Contacts, case and solution if needed

  • Wet wipes (invaluable)

  • Air freshener

  • Handheld vacuum

  • Laundry detergent

  • Indoor toilet

  • Portable sleeping bag and pillow

  • Cooler, or compact refrigerator

If delivering to a working jobsite, then also:

  • Steel-toed boots

  • Hard hat

  • Safety glasses

  • Coveralls

Staying Connected

We all need to be connected: to our families, to our employer, to weather conditions, to safety and tool companies like Fleet Oil and Truck Supply. Here are some things to remember to pack to keep in the loop.

Cell phone and charger

GPS system

Phone number list (in case your smartphone is dead and you need s phone number fast)

Up-to-date atlas and maps, in case you are out of power and need to access the old fashioned way

Laptop: have you used FaceTime? E-books are a great way to spend time enjoying a good read

DVD game console

Crossword puzzles, Sudoku, Words with Friends, etc..

Magazines, newspapers, books

In Case of Emergency

It seems as if you are always prepared, you won’t face an emergency and if you are not, one will come knocking on your door. So here are a few things to consider packing to keep you safe should you find yourself in the middle of an emergency.

  • Emergency weather gear

  • Light reflective clothing

  • Sturdy boots

  • Road flares and cones

  • Snow chains

  • Zip ties in various sizes

  • Pliers

  • Brake cleaner

  • Hammer

  • Pocket knife

  • Flashlight with extra batteries

  • Tire pressure gauge

  • Wrench

  • Screwdriver

Brain Food

Fast food is everywhere, and we all take advantage of that quick meal on the go. But we all know that if every meal is a fast food meal, our health will suffer. Plus, you never know when your body is telling you it needs some fuel to continue on down the road. There have never been so many great options to take with you. If you grab a cooler, the options are almost endless, from hummus and pita chips to fresh cut apple slices, to sunflower seeds, pre-made salads of all kinds, whole wheat breads, and the good old peanut butter and jelly. Plus, you keep more money in your pocket if you aren’t eating out every meal. Healthier and richer: works for us!

At Fleet Oil and Truck Supply, your health and safety on your long hauls are our #1 priority. Call us so we can make your haul a smooth one!

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