Summer Road Trip Essentials

  Wednesday, May 24, 2023

As summer approaches, now is a great time to make sure you’re prepared for almost anything that is thrown at you during a road trip. Whether you're planning a weekend getaway or a long cross-country drive, having the right supplies in your vehicle can make all the difference. Here’s a list of items that can provide you with a better sense of safety and preparedness.

  1. First aid kit: Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere, and a first aid kit is a must-have in any vehicle. Make sure it's well stocked with bandages, gauze, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and any prescription medication you may need.

  1. Water: Staying hydrated is crucial in the summer heat. Keep a supply of bottled water or a reusable water bottle in your truck to avoid dehydration.

  1. Sunscreen and bug spray: Protect your skin from harmful UV rays and pesky bugs with sunscreen and bug spray. Here’s a great list of 2023 sunscreen recommendations from dermatologists, via Men’s Health.

  1. Snacks: Healthy, shelf-stable snacks like fruits, nuts, and granola bars are a great way to keep your energy levels up on long drives. They're also a good backup in case you get stuck in traffic or can't find a place to eat.

  1. Maps or GPS: Even if you have a navigation system in your truck, it's always a good idea to have a map or GPS on hand in case you lose service or your device malfunctions.

  1. Blankets: Summer nights can get chilly, especially if you're camping or sleeping in your truck. Keep a few blankets handy to stay warm.

  1. Flashlight: Whether you're setting up camp or trying to fix a problem with your vehicle, a flashlight can be a lifesaver. Make sure you have spare batteries or a rechargeable flashlight.

  1. Entertainment: Long drives can be boring, so make sure you have something to keep you and your passengers entertained. Audiobooks, podcasts or music are great options to have something to listen to during the drive.

Making sure you have these items in your vehicle can make your summer road trip safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable. Make sure to pack them before you hit the road and have a GREAT summer!

As always, for our Maverick drivers, if you run into any safety concerns on the road, we have 24/7 phone support to assist you. Call 501-766-9257 for Flatbed and 910-610-3952 for Glass.