Essential Trucking Accessories for UK Truck Drivers

When Truck Driving in the UK creating the right set up in a truck cab can make a truck driving job feel much more enjoyable, simply including some essential trucking accessories will make your truck a welcome place to be with practical items that will create a homely experience even when driving a truck. This British Trucking article will cover some accessories perfect for trucking, taking a look at some essential trucking accessories to make truck driving easier and much more enjoyable.

Truck Kettle For Making a Hot Drink

A truck kettle is very often overlooked as an essential trucking accessory; many truck drivers will simply make a flask of tea or coffee before their shift and make it last all day. A truck kettle is in fact not only perfect for making hot cups of tea or coffee at any time but also can be used for simple snacks such as a pot noodle, or packet soups.

Shifts can sometimes become a lot longer than anticipated, you may become delayed when loading, or have a break down with your vehicle stuck at the side of the road for hours waiting for a repair, a simple truck kettle can make you feel much better knowing you can brew up at any time.

Great Value
Dunlop Kettle 24 V 250 W 0.8 Litre Tea Camping Truck Boat Machine Bus 24 Volt
Top Choice
The Classic Big Red 24v MKII Kettle with Hella Plug
Modern Design
FLAMEER 750ml Travel Car Van Lorry Kettle 12 24 Volt Water Boiler Lighter Point, Stainless Steel,...
Dunlop 24v Truck Kettle
Classic Big Red 24v Truck Kettle
Flameer 24v Kettle
£23.49
£27.95
£21.99
Great Value
Dunlop Kettle 24 V 250 W 0.8 Litre Tea Camping Truck Boat Machine Bus 24 Volt
Dunlop 24v Truck Kettle
£23.49
Top Choice
The Classic Big Red 24v MKII Kettle with Hella Plug
Classic Big Red 24v Truck Kettle
£27.95
Modern Design
FLAMEER 750ml Travel Car Van Lorry Kettle 12 24 Volt Water Boiler Lighter Point, Stainless Steel,...
Flameer 24v Kettle
£21.99

Last update on 2021-10-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Gas Stove for Making Hot Food When Trucking

Many truck drivers say that a gas stove is one of the most important accessories they have when trucking, having the capability of making a hot meal whenever they want without relying on truck stops or butty vans when out on the road.

Simply keeping some basic foods in the truck such as tins of beans, soups, and bread rolls will ensure you won’t go hungry, how often have drivers been waiting to load for hours on end may be at the docks or in a depot with no food facilities, bellies rumbling with hunger, by having a simple gas stove truck drivers can have a meal anywhere and at any time.

For Serious Cooking
Campingaz Chef Folding Double Burner Stove and Grill, compact gas cooker for camping or festivals.
Great Value
Campingaz Camp Bistro DLX Gas Stove Compact Camping Stove with Piezo Ignition Cartridge Cooker...
Heavy Duty and Compact
Bright Spark 1-Piece 34.5 x 28 x 9 cm Powder Coated Steel Caravan and Camping Cooker
Campingaz Double burner Stove and Grill
Campingaz Bistro DLX with Piezo Ignition
Bright Spark Gas Stove
£42.30
£37.52
£37.19
For Serious Cooking
Campingaz Chef Folding Double Burner Stove and Grill, compact gas cooker for camping or festivals.
Campingaz Double burner Stove and Grill
£42.30
Great Value
Campingaz Camp Bistro DLX Gas Stove Compact Camping Stove with Piezo Ignition Cartridge Cooker...
Campingaz Bistro DLX with Piezo Ignition
£37.52
Heavy Duty and Compact
Bright Spark 1-Piece 34.5 x 28 x 9 cm Powder Coated Steel Caravan and Camping Cooker
Bright Spark Gas Stove
£37.19

Last update on 2021-10-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

CB Radio To Keep Truckers Informed

Driving long distances in a truck can be a very lonely and sometimes boring experience, many truck drivers use a CB radio to keep in contact with other truckers out on the road. A CB radio can have many benefits:

  • Ask other truck drivers about traffic jams on the road ahead
  • Get local advice when trying to find a destination
  • Find out from truckers safe places to park your truck for the night
  • Social interaction always having someone to talk to
  • Safety for emergency situations by asking for assistance or help
Great Choice
THUNDERPOLE T-3000 CB Radio
CB with Bluetooth
Midland M20 CB Radio Advanced Car Multimedia Multi-band Transceiver, with Bluetooth WA Connection, 2...
Compact Great Value
Midland M-MINI USB CB Radio - Multistandard Mini CB Radio with USB Socket - 40 AM/FM Channels,...
Thunderpole T-3000 CB Radio 80 UK/EU Channels
Midland M20 CB Radio
Midland M-Mini CB Radio
£109.99
£93.49
£60.66
Great Choice
THUNDERPOLE T-3000 CB Radio
Thunderpole T-3000 CB Radio 80 UK/EU Channels
£109.99
CB with Bluetooth
Midland M20 CB Radio Advanced Car Multimedia Multi-band Transceiver, with Bluetooth WA Connection, 2...
Midland M20 CB Radio
£93.49
Compact Great Value
Midland M-MINI USB CB Radio - Multistandard Mini CB Radio with USB Socket - 40 AM/FM Channels,...
Midland M-Mini CB Radio
£60.66

Last update on 2021-10-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Alarm Clock So That Truckers Don't Oversleep

Driving long shifts in a truck can leave you feeling very tired, parking next to other trucks can often lead to broken sleep, having a simple alarm clock can be a back up to ensuring you wake up when you need to. A simple battery alarm clock will last for months before more batteries are required. Many truck drivers will rely on a mobile phone setting the alarm for a wake up call, but very often drivers either don’t hear it because they are so used to the alarm sound of their phone, or the battery fails on the phone due to hours of social media before falling asleep with the phone still in hand.

Alarm clocks can also help with your driving as a useful aid, simply setting your alarm clock for four and a half hours will let you know when your coming close to having to park up for a break, this is useful especially in older trucks where it is not easy to see the tachograph and does not have a dash display of hours remaining, a simple alarm clock can have many uses.

Easy To Use
Tisaika Silent Alarm Clocks Bedside Non Ticking Battery Powered Table Clocks Luminous Large Display...
Bright Easy to Read
EUTUKEY Digital Alarm Clock Battery Powered Only, LED Travel Alarm Clock with Snooze Function, 1.2"...
Large Display
HENSE Large Digital Display Luminous Alarm Clock With Snooze, Night Light And Light Sensor Function,...
Tisaika Silent Alarm Clock
EUTUKEY Digital Alarm Clock
Hense Digital Alarm Clock
£13.99
£17.99
£14.59
Easy To Use
Tisaika Silent Alarm Clocks Bedside Non Ticking Battery Powered Table Clocks Luminous Large Display...
Tisaika Silent Alarm Clock
£13.99
Bright Easy to Read
EUTUKEY Digital Alarm Clock Battery Powered Only, LED Travel Alarm Clock with Snooze Function, 1.2"...
EUTUKEY Digital Alarm Clock
£17.99
Large Display
HENSE Large Digital Display Luminous Alarm Clock With Snooze, Night Light And Light Sensor Function,...
Hense Digital Alarm Clock
£14.59

Last update on 2021-10-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Cool Box, Fridge, or Cool Bag To Keep Food Fresh

Keeping food fresh in a truck has to be one of the most important tasks a truck driver can undertake; after all warm sandwiches don’t taste very nice and could even make you poorly from salmonella.

A good cool box or cool bag is a great choice for drivers who finish a shift on the same day in a day cab, for drivers who do nights out in their trucks a fridge is a better option. Most new trucks will have a built-in fridge which is great but if your truck is a little older investing in a truck fridge will really make this the perfect accessory for the truck.

Keeps Food Chilled for up to 2 days
Coleman Cool Box 30QT Performance Cooler, 28 Litres capacity, Large High Performance Cooler Box, Ice...
Top Choice
Alpicool C20 Car Fridge 20 Litre Mini Fridge 12/24v Car Refrigerator Portable Vehicle Camping Fridge...
Great Value
Lifewit Large Cooler Bag Shopping Bag Soft Insulated Picnic Family Cool Bag, Thermal Lunch Bag...
Coleman Cool Box 28 Litres
Alpicool 12/24v Fridge 20 Litres
Lifewit 24Ltr Cool Bag
£51.60
Price not available
£19.99
Keeps Food Chilled for up to 2 days
Coleman Cool Box 30QT Performance Cooler, 28 Litres capacity, Large High Performance Cooler Box, Ice...
Coleman Cool Box 28 Litres
£51.60
Top Choice
Alpicool C20 Car Fridge 20 Litre Mini Fridge 12/24v Car Refrigerator Portable Vehicle Camping Fridge...
Alpicool 12/24v Fridge 20 Litres
Price not available
Great Value
Lifewit Large Cooler Bag Shopping Bag Soft Insulated Picnic Family Cool Bag, Thermal Lunch Bag...
Lifewit 24Ltr Cool Bag
£19.99

Last update on 2021-10-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Power Supply To Use Appliances in a Truck

A truck normally has outlets of 24volt and sometimes a 12volt option as well, but modern appliances require more than this. The perfect trucking power supply would be an inverter, which will allow the driver to use household appliances within his or her truck.

Depending on the size inverter a driver has will determine the items that can be used, a small inverter will run items such as a truck TV, Laptop, or lamp. A larger more powerful Inverter will run items such as a microwave oven, fridge, or kettle.

Top Choice
EDECOA 2000W 24V Power Inverter DC 24V to 240V 230V 220V AC with LCD Display, Remote Control and...
Wireless Remote
Cantonape Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter 3000W/6000W Peak Converter DC 24V to 230V 240V AC with LED...
Remote Control
CARRYBATT 1500W Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter DC 24V to AC 230V 240V Converter With Remote Control,...
Edecoa 2000w 24v Power Inverter
Cantonape 3000w Pure Sine Wave
Carrybatt 1500w 24v Power Inverter
£164.99
£258.99
£167.99
Top Choice
EDECOA 2000W 24V Power Inverter DC 24V to 240V 230V 220V AC with LCD Display, Remote Control and...
Edecoa 2000w 24v Power Inverter
£164.99
Wireless Remote
Cantonape Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter 3000W/6000W Peak Converter DC 24V to 230V 240V AC with LED...
Cantonape 3000w Pure Sine Wave
£258.99
Remote Control
CARRYBATT 1500W Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter DC 24V to AC 230V 240V Converter With Remote Control,...
Carrybatt 1500w 24v Power Inverter
£167.99

Last update on 2021-10-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Navigation for Trucks To Help Find Destinations

Truck navigation is an essential accessory for truck drivers, there are two main sources of navigation that can be used by a truck driver, the first is an up to date map book allowing the driver to plan his or her route to their destination. The second is a truck sat nav which will help guide the driver through areas of the journey that they do not know, especially useful when a truck is diverted due to roadworks or a driver wants to find a different route to avoid known traffic jams which could slow the journey down.

Recommended
TomTom Truck Sat Nav GO Professional 6250 with European Maps and Traffic Services (Via SIM), Updates...
Built in Dash Cam
Aguri Truck TX740 PRO 7" Truck Sat Nav with Built-in Dash Cam, Wi-Fi and UK & Ireland mapping.
Great Value
Trucker's Atlas Britain (AA Road Atlas Britain)
TomTom 6250 Truck Sat Nav
Aguri Truck TX740 Pro Truck Sat Nav
Truckers Atlas Britain
£297.42
£279.99
£10.19
Recommended
TomTom Truck Sat Nav GO Professional 6250 with European Maps and Traffic Services (Via SIM), Updates...
TomTom 6250 Truck Sat Nav
£297.42
Built in Dash Cam
Aguri Truck TX740 PRO 7" Truck Sat Nav with Built-in Dash Cam, Wi-Fi and UK & Ireland mapping.
Aguri Truck TX740 Pro Truck Sat Nav
£279.99
Great Value
Trucker's Atlas Britain (AA Road Atlas Britain)
Truckers Atlas Britain
£10.19

Last update on 2021-10-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Sunglasses To Stop Sun Glare Driving a Truck

Driving a truck in direct sunlight can be extremely dangerous especially driving during winter months when the sun is very low in the sky first thing in the morning. Having a pair of sunglasses in a kit bag or better still easily at reach on your dashboard is essential if you are being dazzled by the sun. Driving sunglasses have advanced so much over recent years providing UV protection to protect your eyes, also if you wear prescription glasses there are some great driving sunglasses that fit over them so that you can maintain great vision in direct sunlight.

Our Best Choice
PUKCLAR Polarised Sports Sunglasses for Men Women Running Cycling Fishing Driving Golf TR90 Frame
Various Colours
Duco Men's Driving Sunglasses Polarised Glasses Sports Eyewear Fishing Golf Goggles 8177S (Silver...
Fit Over Glasses
DUCO Men's and Women's Polarised Wrap Around Fit-Over Sunglasses over Prescription Glasses 8953
Description
PUKCLAR Driving Sunglasses
Duco Driving Sunglasses
DUCO Fit-Over Sunglasses
UV Protection
UV400
UV400
UV400
Over prescription glasses
Our Best Choice
PUKCLAR Polarised Sports Sunglasses for Men Women Running Cycling Fishing Driving Golf TR90 Frame
Description
PUKCLAR Driving Sunglasses
UV Protection
UV400
Over prescription glasses
Find out more
Various Colours
Duco Men's Driving Sunglasses Polarised Glasses Sports Eyewear Fishing Golf Goggles 8177S (Silver...
Description
Duco Driving Sunglasses
UV Protection
UV400
Over prescription glasses
Find out more
Fit Over Glasses
DUCO Men's and Women's Polarised Wrap Around Fit-Over Sunglasses over Prescription Glasses 8953
Description
DUCO Fit-Over Sunglasses
UV Protection
UV400
Over prescription glasses
Find out more

Last update on 2021-10-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Gloves To Protect a Truck Drivers Hands

Many truck drivers would class a good pair of gloves as essential trucking accessories. There are many types of trucking but with all of the different types of haulage, a driver will need to protect their hands loading and unloading a truck. Gloves not only provide protection to a driver’s hands they also keep the driver’s hands clean preventing oil or grease from getting onto their skin, and in some cases chemicals too.

Top Choice
Unisex Leather Work Working Driving Gloves - Premium Quality - Driver/Lorry/Car Truck - Slick Fir -...
Popular
Himalayan H310 Fleece Lined Leather Winter Thermal Cold Work Drivers Gloves PPE (Size 10 - X-Large)
Comfortable
Town & Country TGL409 Original General Purpose Rigger Town and Country Mens Leather Palm Gloves, 0,...
Description
HAWK Work Gloves
Himalayan Driver Work Gloves
Town & Country Work Gloves
Material
100% Leather
Leather
Leather Palm
Lined
Top Choice
Unisex Leather Work Working Driving Gloves - Premium Quality - Driver/Lorry/Car Truck - Slick Fir -...
Description
HAWK Work Gloves
Material
100% Leather
Lined
Popular
Himalayan H310 Fleece Lined Leather Winter Thermal Cold Work Drivers Gloves PPE (Size 10 - X-Large)
Description
Himalayan Driver Work Gloves
Material
Leather
Lined
Comfortable
Town & Country TGL409 Original General Purpose Rigger Town and Country Mens Leather Palm Gloves, 0,...
Description
Town & Country Work Gloves
Material
Leather Palm
Lined

Last update on 2021-10-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Work Bag Essential for Carrying Truckers Gear

A good work bag is an essential trucking accessory for truck drivers, whether you drive a truck daily or you are tramping for days on end a work bag will hold all your kit neatly. Choosing a work bag suitable for trucking will obviously depend on the amount of kit you need to carry, but in my experience having a bag slightly too big is better than having one too small! also, I would recommend choosing a work bag with external pockets because this makes items easier to locate and keep important pieces of kit stored separately.

Great Choice
*New* Kombat Tactical Saxon 35 Litre Holdall Black - Police Security Special Forces Car Patrol Bag...
Large Capacity
Roamlite Extra Large XXL Holdall - X-L Size Very Big Travel Bags - Huge Duffle for Storage,...
Extra Large
foolsGold Extra Large 120L Holdall Travel Duffle Bag in Navy
Description
Saxon Tactical Holdall
Roamlite Holdall Large
foolsGold Holdall Extra Large
Capacity
35Ltr
100Ltr
120Ltr
Storage Pockets
Shoulder Strap
Lockable
Great Choice
*New* Kombat Tactical Saxon 35 Litre Holdall Black - Police Security Special Forces Car Patrol Bag...
Description
Saxon Tactical Holdall
Capacity
35Ltr
Storage Pockets
Shoulder Strap
Lockable
Find out more
Large Capacity
Roamlite Extra Large XXL Holdall - X-L Size Very Big Travel Bags - Huge Duffle for Storage,...
Description
Roamlite Holdall Large
Capacity
100Ltr
Storage Pockets
Shoulder Strap
Lockable
Find out more
Extra Large
foolsGold Extra Large 120L Holdall Travel Duffle Bag in Navy
Description
foolsGold Holdall Extra Large
Capacity
120Ltr
Storage Pockets
Shoulder Strap
Lockable
Find out more

Last update on 2021-10-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

As you can see there are quite a few essential trucking accessories that will aid truck drivers during their working day, we have included some great options that will make amazing accessories for your truck.

Here at British Trucking we are constantly looking for the best deals available for UK truck Drivers helping truck drivers find the perfect tools and accessories needed to drive trucks in the UK making the job easier for new and experienced truck drivers.

Thank you for reading this article “Essential Trucking Accessories for UK Truck Drivers” if you can think of any great accessories you use driving your truck why not let us know in the comments below.