Winter in New Jersey invariably brings snowy and erratic weather conditions, which can raise safety concerns and cause unforeseen delays for truck drivers. Before setting out on the road, you should stock up on the ultimate winter driving kit for truckers. Here are seven key essentials for you to keep warm and stay safe.

Overalls and a Thick Coat

Although truck drivers spend most of their time inside the vehicle, opening the door during a stop will let in a rush of cold air that might cause the driver to come down with a nasty cold. Hence, drivers should always put on warm overalls and a heavy-duty coat that has reflective strips before leaving.

Gloves and Boots

Waterproof boots are necessary for keeping feet warm and dry, especially when there is a lot of snow on the ground. To avoid slips during icy weather, truck drivers can get traction-enhancing footwear. Gloves that are waterproof or made of leather are also vital and can facilitate maintenance activities.

Portable Hand Warmers

Portable hand warmers are a terrific way to keep your hands toasty, especially after standing outside to top up on fuel or hook up a trailer. During the winter, many drivers put a couple of packs of hand warmers in their coat pockets to stay warm.

Hot Beverages and Food

You can still take pleasure in the enjoyable aspects of winter when traveling, such as indulging in a cup of hot cocoa and hearty meals after a long day. Try eating at least one hot meal daily to stay warm and energized. Keeping a tumbler in your truck for hot tea or water is also a good idea.

Blades and Washer Fluid for Windshields

In the winter, ensure you always have a spare set of windshield wipers on hand because icy weather conditions might cause them to break. Driving with a dirty windshield and reduced vision is inevitable if your windshield washer fluid runs out. This can put you in a very dangerous position, especially during heavy snowfall.

Diesel Additives

Before the harsh winter months arrive, make sure you have extra diesel additives on hand.

Snow Shovels, Snow Brushes, and Scrapers

A snow shovel helps clear snow from around the truck’s tires, and an ice scraper is a terrific tool for accelerating the windshield defrosting process.


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