Having the right accessories can make all the difference when you’re on a long-haul. The problem is, there are so many to choose from, so which ones are absolutely essential?

Take a look below and see which of these nine essential accessories you have and which you should get before your next haul.

9. Tablet Mount

Most truckers probably have a phone mount or GPS mount, but what about a tablet mount? A heavy-duty tablet mount is perfect for having your tablet easily within reach.

Using a phone mount is fine, but it may be difficult or dangerous to use on the road with such a tiny screen.

8. Table and Laptop Steering Wheel Mount

These mounts are simple plastic pieces that fit your steering wheel and turn it into a desk. You can use your laptop, write, or eat food on it without needing to move from the driver’s seat.

7. Stove or Slow Cooker

Having freshly cooked meals is way tastier and healthier than eating at gas stations and fast-food joints. That’s why having a specially made stove or slow cooker is essential.

The great thing about a slow cooker is you can add your veggies and meat and let it cook all day if you want. By the time you get to your destination, you can have a fantastic meal waiting for you.

6. Handheld Vacuum

Keeping your cab clean is essential to maintaining a clean and comfortable space. With a handheld vacuum, you can make short work of any crumbs, dust, or grime that find their way inside your truck.

5. Pre-Trip Inspection Tool

A pre-trip inspection tool is a unique and simple piece of metal that can save you a lot of trouble. Typically these tools have measurements for tread depth, windshield cracks, brake shoe thickness, and more.

Perform a pre-trip inspection quickly, efficiently, and never get another unnecessary citation again.

4. Fifth Wheel Pin Puller

A pin puller is a long metal piece with a hook at the end for decoupling the trailer. Of course, you could do it by hand, but this handy tool will save your back and make your life much easier.

3. Bluetooth Headset

Communication becomes easy when you have a professional, wireless Bluetooth headset. It’s difficult to talk and hear when using your phone’s loudspeaker or cab stereo system.

High-quality wireless headsets stay comfortable all day and let you hear and speak clearly. Specific trucker models have one ear open so you can stay aware of the road around you.

2. Mini-Fridge

One of the essential items you need in your cab is a mini-fridge. There’s nothing like having refreshing drinks ready and handy for hot days on the road.

You can also keep fresh food handy for cooking so you won’t need to rely on truck stops for food.

1. A Great Pair of Sunglasses and a Hat

Perhaps the most iconic trucker accessories are sunglasses and a hat. Hats are not only fashionable but keep the sun’s rays off of your face. We recommend having a few sunglasses in your cab just in case you lose one. Sunglasses will not only protect your eyes but keep you looking good behind the wheel.

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