If you’re one of the many long-haul truckers who keeps the UK moving by ensuring deliveries are made overnight, you’ll know how important it is to have a well prepped night pack so you can try and turn your cab into a home from home. If you’re new to long-haul trucking it can take months of trial and error to find what useful extras you should pack to make life on the road more comfortable. 

Here’s some of the useful items we think make living on the road more manageable:

  1. Wet wipes

Wet wipes, disinfectant wipes or sanitising hand gel are a handy way to keep you and everything you touch

hygienic when you can’t access running water.

  1. Washing bowl

A washing bowl to wash your pots and wash yourself if you have to!

  1. Toilet roll

An absolute essential! So you don’t get caught short and so you’ve got a ready supply of tissues which always comes in handy.

  1. A kettle, mug, and tea bags

As essential as the loo roll, life on the road isn’t right without a cup of tea. It’s good to take along powdered or UHT milk too in case you ever run out of milk.

  1. Bottles of water

Not only to keep you hydrated but all important to make your brews with.

  1. Supply of food

Stock up on long-lasting foods like cereal bars and tinned foods so you’ve always got something to eat (Don’t forget to pack a tin opener).

  1. Sealable rubbish bags

These come in handy when you don’t have anywhere to put your rubbish and don’t want your cab to stink like a rubbish tip.

  1. Tools

A small tool kit or a few essential tools are useful to have in case you have to make any minor on-road repairs.

  1. Practical clothing

So you’re prepared for all weather conditions pack a selection of practical clothing like thick, warm socks, a waterproof jacket, and a warm hat.

  1. Tablet or laptop

Taking a mobile device with you on the road can provide endless hours of entertainment and provide opportunities to learn.

  1. Flip flops

Easy to slip on and off when you have to use service station showers.

  1. Duvet and pillows

Taking a duvet and pillows with you on the road that are the same as your ones at home maintain continuity between home and cab.

  1. Earplugs

A godsend when the noise of traffic and fellow truckers are keeping you awake.

Of course, everyone has their own creature comforts they can’t live without, so once you’ve got the basics sorted you can personalise and craft your night pack until it’s perfect for you.

If you’re looking for your next driving role don’t forget to get in contact the Bluestones Logistics team or check out all the current vacancies.