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Pack It Up: On the Road Essentials

by Anna Mischke | Jul 06, 2017

Driver News 070517Even if you’re on a shorter trip, ensuring you have some key items on hand when driving can make a huge difference, day-to-day. Keep these essentials with you so you’re well prepared for the trek ahead!

Cleanliness is Next to godliness

When making a delivery, you encounter all types of bacteria and germs whether from the things you touch (door handles are the worst), the people you shake hands with, and simply sitting in your truck. While washing hands with warm, soapy water is the most effective way to keep germs at bay - you won’t always have a sink handy. Keep illness away with an occasional squirt of hand sanitizer throughout the day.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Staying hydrated is key in feeling energized, alert, and healthy throughout the day. While it may be tempting to quench your thirst with a sugary, carbonated beverage or another cup of coffee, be sure you’re drinking at least eight 8 ounce glasses of water a day (two liters or a half gallon). Your body and mind will thank you!

Snack Attack

If you prepare yourself with healthy snacks at the ready, it’s less likely you’ll stop for a greasy burger or sodium rich chips when your stomach starts to growl. Smart snack choices will give you longer lasting energy, keeping you from feeling lethargic (no more food coma), and fills you up for hours. Some favorites for easy carrying and full flavor:

  • Trail mix
  • Bananas
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Whole grain cereal bars
  • Nuts
  • Yogurt or cottage cheese
  • Turkey jerky

Protected Peepers

Tired eyes can be a safety hazard on the road; arming yourself with professional grade sunglasses are important for your safety. Choose a pair that have quality lenses, 100% UV ray protection (preferably polarized), stiff frames that don’t bend, scratch resistant lenses, glare reduction. This one seemingly small addition to your drive can make an enormous difference.

Wipe It Away

You never know when you’ll need to clean up a spill, wipe your hands down, or additional backup in a restroom emergency. Make sure you’ve got a pack of baby wipes with you: a small investment for so many uses!

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  1. Steve | Jul 10, 2017
    great message!

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