Truck driving during the winter months can be a daunting time for a truck driver, keeping dry and warm is the most important task and will make your working day much more enjoyable, finding the best waterproof clothing for your truck driving day obviously depends on your job role.
In this article, I show some of the clothing that I use as a concrete mixer driver to keep dry and warm.
Keep Dry and Warm When Trucking
There is nothing worse than being in damp clothes all day or your socks getting wet because your boots were not adequate enough for your job.
My current job role is driving a concrete mixer truck, this job involves loading in a plant and delivering concrete to customers for building projects.
The job role can sometimes be indoors where the concrete is poured under the roof of a building for example a farm building, this in itself is no problem with regards to weather but if the next job is pouring concrete into wheel barrows for a builder to barrow the concrete into a smaller building then standing at the rear of the mixer truck for long periods of time in rain, sleet, or even snow can be part of your normal working day.
Wearing waterproof clothing adequate enough for the job is essential, without it I would probably spend more time at home ill with cold and flu than I would at work, making sure your clothing is good enough for your job is an investment as sickness can cost you a lot of money throughout a year.
Below are my recommendations for Truck Driving the best waterproof clothing for a mixer driver, these items of clothing can be worn over your current uniform and keep you dry and warm.
Waterproof Rain Jacket
Firstly a waterproof coat will protect the upper part of your body and Hi-Vis for safety.
This Portwest Waterproof coat is perfect for the task, it is Hi-Vis CE certified with a concealed detachable hood, Inner elasticated cuffs, taped seams, and deep storage pockets.
So that is the top half dry and warm, for your legs, I would recommend These Hi-Vis waterproof over trousers by MyShoeStore with an elasticated waist and pocket access to your trousers underneath, these waterproof trousers are perfect for keeping you dry.
I tested the waterproof trousers mentioned above with a water test, thanks to a friend of mine they were tested to the extreme to his amusement see the video below.
As you can see the waterproof trousers were tested to the limit! my trousers underneath remained dry and I would recommend them for protecting you in bad weather conditions, or when washing your truck.
As a concrete mixer driver water is a big part of my job, so protecting my dry clothes underneath waterproof clothing is so important.
Now we need to keep our feet dry so a good pair of boots is important, I opted for a pair of Grafter rigger boots which are waterproof and also lined with a warm faux fur keeping your feet dry and toasty. I washed concrete off them with a jet wash whilst still wearing them and my feet remained dry, I was very happy with them.
I made a video showing the unboxing of my Grafter rigger boots, they arrived the very next day after ordering and I was amazed by the quality even though they were a low cost item, see the video below.
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