Winter Supplies For The Big Rig Truck Driver

February 7, 2017 | by Marketing Team

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Winter Supplies For The Big Rig Truck Driver. Previously, we spoke about winter truck driving techniques designed to keep you safe in the snow. As former drivers, we know that driving in inclement weather is always a challenge — even for the most seasoned of truckers.
This time let’s chat about some of the winter supplies for drivers should have on hand for their vehicles AND themselves to save time, stress, and worry when on the road.

Winter Supplies Kit For Truck Drivers

This may sound like a lot, but you’d be surprised at how quickly you’ll need to act when and if you get stuck in cold, snowy, icy weather:

    • Attachable spikes for your boots
    • Top quality snow boots with excellent tread
    • Several pairs of thick gloves that fit well and allow you to easily grip tools
    • Ski mask
    • Heavy winter jacket
    • Coveralls
    • Long underwear
    • Insulated socks
    • Insulated sleeping bag
    • Non-perishable food and water (ex: granola bars, protein bars, and two gallons of water)
    • Propane heater and lighter
    • Cell phone and charger

Winter Supplies Kit For Your Truck: Essential Big Rig Supplies For Safe Winter Driving

  • Heavy duty steel shovel
  • Kitty litter (for tire traction)
  • Tire chains — preferably automatic ones
  • Jumper cables
  • Door lock de-icer
  • Long handle ice scraper for windshield
  • Standard tools — hammer, wrenches, screwdrivers
  • Benzo torch
  • Fuel conditioner
  • Methyl hydrate (to pour onto fuel and air lines to help melt the ice)
  • Extra fuel filters
  • Windshield washer fluid
 with de-icer mixed in

Be sure to check out our blog for more trucking industry news and trends from the team at Thunder Funding!

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