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Top Semi Truck Tools for Better Travels

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When it’s just you and the open roads ahead, it’s important to pack wisely! From heavy-duty truck tools to emergency supplies to simple comforts, International Used Truck Centers is here to help you find the right truck tools to make your journeys better than ever. Take a look at some of our top suggestions below, and visit us for all of your truck essentials.

Heavy Duty Truck Tools

Generally speaking, experience is the best teacher, and creating your own customized kit of trucker tools will serve you the best on the go. However, here are some of the suggestions from our experts on the heavy duty truck tools that you’ll find useful during your travels:

  • Wrenches (combination, crescent, dog bone)
  • 3-pound sledgehammer
  • Ratcheting screwdriver set
  • Vice grips (multiple sizes)
  • Metal dowel rod
  • Air pressure gauge
  • Booster cables
  • Socket set
  • Box cutter
  • Multi-head screwdriver
  • And of course, duct tape!

Emergency Trucker Tools

While we hope you won’t need to use them, it’s a good idea to pack up emergency truck tools to help you out of a bind. These items take up little space, but can make a big difference when you’re in unfamiliar territory. Of course, you can also pick up an emergency kit in our parts department. But, here are some good additions to your supply of semi truck tools.

  • 6-gallon water jugs
  • Work gloves
  • Space blanket
  • Light test kit
  • Safety glasses
  • WD-40
  • Flashlight
  • Spare fuses, headlights, fuel filters, and ECM

Other Handy Items to Have

There are plenty of must-have tools on a semi truck, but what else do you want during long drives? Maybe you’d like accessories to make your hauls easier, like a set of corner protectors or a new walk ramp. Or maybe you’d like to boost your entertainment options on the go by downloading a few audiobooks or podcasts. You might even want to refresh your sleeper model with new snacks, sheets, or cleaning supplies. Take the time to plan ahead, and you’ll reap the benefits on the road!

Stock Up with International Used Truck Centers

Whether you want to learn more about must-have tools for your semi truck or you’re due for a tune up, drop by International Used Truck Centers for all of your needs on the road. Contact us for more information or stop by one of our truck centers today.

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