Considerthesebestthingstohaveinyoursemi truckthenexttimeyouheadout;youjustmightbegladyoudid.

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Do you ever get the feeling you’ve forgotten something, but you aren’t sure what it is? That kind of feeling can bother you all day especially when you won’t be home for a while.

Getting prepared to head out on the road is important and packing all the essentials is necessary to have a good trip. We have compiled some of the best things to have in your semi-truck to help you get ready for your next load.


1. Paper Towels

Spill something? Need a tissue? Looking for an impromptu plate? Paper towels to the rescue. You can use them for a variety of things in the cab not just for cleaning. They can even be used as a coffee filter. You never know when you might need them.


2. Electric Coffee Maker

Not only is this item perfect for brewing up a hot cup of coffee but it can be used to cook a surprising number of meals. Boiling water can also be useful for making tea or hot chocolate on cold days. An item like this can help to diversify the amount you are able to cook in the cab and bring some more variety to your meals making it one of the best things to have in your semi-truck.


3. Wi-Fi Booster/Hotspot

This gadget can help make stops even more convenient. A Wi-Fi booster can help truck stop free Wi-Fi extend to where you have parked, so you don’t even have to leave the driver’s seat to connect. Alternatively, you could purchase a Wi-Fi hotspot to have a connection with you anywhere you go.


4. Fitness Tracker

It can be difficult to get physical activity while on the road. With a device like a fitness band, you can set reminders to get moving and track the exercise you are able to get each day. Some bands allow you to set your own goals and link to your phone to monitor your progress. You can even make it a social thing by connecting with others using the same tracker.


If you’re looking for more ideas for what to bring with you on the road, here is a list of 19 must-haves and some more essentials.

Worse than that nagging feeling that you’ve forgotten something is the sense of not having something you need. Consider these best things to have in your semi-truck the next time you head out; you just might be glad you did.


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