The products that professional drivers need to make a basic kit for their lorry

Spending so many hours travelling hundreds of kilometres a day means that the lorry becomes a second home for many professional drivers.

Stopping at service stations to rest, unwind, eat or buy something is essential for the health and well-being of professional drivers. But it’s also a good idea to keep certain products in the cab to make the journey more bearable.

At Andamur we’re committed to providing all our customers with what they need on their routes. Which is why we have everything that professional drivers need so they can make their own basic lorry kit, adapting it to their specific needs.

Some products may not be useful for all professional drivers. The items they’ll need depend on the length of the journey of each driver. Truckers who travel in the day and return home at night won’t have the same needs as those that spend days, weeks or even months away from home.

So, what products do we consider essential for a basic lorry kit and for what kind of route do we recommend them?

  1. Products for routes of any distance

For short or long-distance routes, these are the products that you should keep in your lorry. From equipment like tools and bulbs to tech and security products.

Equipment

  • Jerry cans for water (5 l, 10 l…)
  • Tools
  • Converters
  • Bulbs

Tech

  • Satnav
  • Mobile phone
  • Mobile phone accessories (chargers, holders…)

 

Security

  • Safety locks for the cab
  • Latches for the fridge
  • Caps to prevent theft of AdBlue and diesel

 

  1. Products for long-distance routes

Long-distance routes can mean spending long periods away from home. Professional drivers usually need the following products in their lorry cabs to make sure they’re comfortable.

Kitchen appliances

Kitchen appliances and utensils are some of the most important items for professional drivers making long road journeys.

  • Portable kitchen or stove
  • Gas cartridges or cylinders
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Mugs for heating
  • Coffee-maker

Fabric products

On journeys that last more than a day, we recommend always taking these items. From towels and sheets to clothes, a toilet bag and footwear.

  • Towels
  • Duvet, blankets, sheets and headrests
  • Underwear
  • Work gloves of various kinds
  • Spare clothes
  • Warm clothes (depending on the region)
  • Safety clothing and footwear
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Toilet bag

 

Once professional drivers know some of the products available for creating a basic kit for their lorry, it’s time to choose which ones suit them depending on the length of their journeys.