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Essential Items to Keep in Your Dump Truck

By Pulltarps Mfg | May 6, 2020

Pulltarps and Safe Fleet specialize in safe and smart products for fleets of every type. We are redefining what fleet safety means by providing customized solutions that answer today’s safety needs and anticipate tomorrow’s challenges. We understand that every person and vehicle on the road needs to take proper precautions to be safe, so we have developed a list of products to consider keeping in your vehicle, just in case.

Every Day Use Products
We know truckers spend a lot of time in their cab. These products can come in handy for general purpose.


Cell Phone Charger – Make sure you have battery on your phone and are able to call for help in case of emergency.
Gloves – Depending on your job, you may be in extreme temperatures, dealing with chemicals, or want to use extra protection from contaminants.
Heat Stress Buff/Hat – Protect yourself from heat and the sun’s rays.
Sanitizing Wipes – Keep your hands and your in-cab touchpoints sanitary.
Shovel – Snow and ice can cause major problems on the road, and a shovel can help you push snow and ice from under your tires.
SPF Lotion – Keep your arms and face protected from the sun, even while driving, as the side windows do not block UVA and UVB rays.
Toothbrush and Toothpaste – Brushing your teeth frequently helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Water – Not only do humans need water to survive, but it’s a good idea to have extra water on hand in case your vehicle overheats.
Window Cleaner – Visibility is key on the road. Make sure your windows are clean so you can see all of the elements.

Emergency Response
If you work in the construction or emergency response fields, you have to be prepared for anything.


First Aid Kit – You never know when you could get cut or hurt. It’s best to have a first aid kit with wound sanitizing and covering materials at all times.
Flares – Ensure you can be seen in case of emergency. If your vehicle breaks down at night, people have a much harder time seeing you.
Flash Lights – Ensure you can see in case you break down. You may need to fix something under the hood of your truck, or you may need to walk to get help at night.
High Visibility Garments – Be sure other drivers can see you, especially when it is dark at night.
Lower Gauge Jumper Cables – The lower the number, the faster it will charge and the more power that passes through.
Multi-Tool – You never know what is going to happen in life, so it is best to always be prepared. A good multi-tool can save you in many ways. Be sure to get one with a knife in case you need to cut anything.
Warning Triangles – A warning triangle distance from vehicle should be at least 147 feet (or 45 meters) behind the vehicle.


Pulltarps’ and Safe Fleet’s operations are known as essential” businesses serving the transportation and logistics, construction, first responder, public works and other “critical infrastructure” segments. We would like to thank each and every person who is working throughout this pandemic to transport essential goods and help respond to this crisis. Stay safe.


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