5 HGV Drivers Must Have Items For The Road

From first aid kits to food and drink there are many essentials you need to make a long drive more comfortable, and for a driver spending their working hours on the road it’s hugely important to be prepared.

With more people joining or returning to the logistics industry now, it’s important to examine what HGV drivers actually need whilst out on the road. As essential workers, HGV drivers need to be prepared to make their journey as comfortable and safe as possible.

The sector continues to work hard to attract the people needed to meet demand in 2022, bringing some of these items on the road, will make the transition into HGV driving a smooth process.

  1. Road Safety Equipment

It’s part of driver essentials to have the right road safety kit to ensure you are prepared for different eventualities on the road. The safety kit should contain equipment such as cones or reflective triangles, high-vis jacket and a torch which all prove useful should a breakdown occur. Appropriate PPE is also vital for safe working, including items such as goggles, a hard hat, boots, and gloves.

  1. First Aid Kit
  1. Hygiene

Create a mini personal hygiene kit you can use on the road in between rest stops.

  1. Maps

Using Satnavs or even maps on a phone has become commonplace, however for those drivers whose routes take them off grid, it can be important to have a physical map on hand just in case signal drops out.

  1. Food and Drink

Invest in an insulated lunch bag or cool box so you can keep food fresh on longer journeys.

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