Autumn brings a lot of things like:
- Increase in cargo volume
- cool weather
- all about pumpkin
And this fall, despite supply chain issues, there are a slew of new gear items and gadgets to make your trucking life easier, more comfortable, and more profitable. Here are some of them.
New Cummins Apparel
Few brands in the trucking world are as iconic as Cummins, and they now wear the company’s logo with pride.The DAS Companies, parent company of the RoadPro Family of Brands, announced the Cummins brand, available this fall. will announce the apparel of
The new tee is perfect for Cummins diesel and petrol engine fans. It’s made from a heavy weight cotton blend (60% cotton and 40% polyester) with a comfortable tagless label. The unisex t is designed with a loose cut and comes with or without pockets. These shirts are gray or black and come in sizes S-4XL.
RoadPro also offers Cummins brand trucker’s caps. This mid-profile hat has a low crown and a mesh lining for ventilation. The baseball cap’s peak requires little adjustment and keeps the sun out while maintaining the ideal curve of a comfortable t. The snapback is adjustable to fit any size. Available in black. Available at truck stops and travel centers.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 foldable smartphone
Following the popular Galaxy Z Flip 3, the new Flip 4 will retail for $999.99. When you open it up, the so-called “clamshell” phone has a 6.7-inch display, split by a cutout for the front-facing camera. There’s also a 1.9-inch cover display that shows notifications when the phone is folded and offers a few other features.
The Flip 4 has a 12MP main and two 12MP rear cameras with an ultra-wide-angle lens, powered by a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip that provides plenty of power.
Seeing and being seen in low light is essential for truckers on the road and now RoadPro offers a long line flashlight by Garrity. With 13 different models, you’re sure to find one that fits your needs.
Garrity’s lineup includes everything from pocket-sized penlights to 350-lumen rugged tactical flashlights that pierce through the night. The flagship of the Garrity line and suitable for truckers is the Lifelight Pro. This compact yet powerful flashlight has 5 light modes,
350 lumens. It also has a magnetic base for use as a hands-free work light. All Garrity flashlights come with batteries. Available at truck stops and travel centers.
milwaukee packout first aid kit
accidents happen. So it only makes sense to have a decent first aid kit for your truck.
New from renowned tool maker Milwaukee is this 79-piece Class A Type III First Aid Kit. The impact resistant body and IP65 rated weather seal keep the kit’s substantial contents safe.
Among these contents are a set of bandages, adhesives, antibiotics, and burn cream, instant ice packs, disposable nitrile gloves, 4-inch offset scissors, and a reference manual.
Available online for $79.97.
goodyear tall lumbar support
Driving all day can take a toll on your back. This tall lumbar support from Goodyear can eliminate much of that discomfort.Made from premium memory foam, this oversized back support is contoured for comfort and fits normally It provides more back support than our lumbar cushion. It has an adjustable seat strap to keep it in place. Available at truck stops and travel centers.
Leatherman Dark Side Multi-Tool
Despite its compact size of only 4 inches in length, the Leatherman Darkside contains 23 pieces, including needle noses and regular pliers, smooth serrated knives, saws, diamond-coated files, pens and multiple screwdrivers. Tools are provided.
Dark Side features can be opened and operated with one hand. This allows users to keep their other hand free in situations that require multitasking or freehanding.
It comes with a storage sheath and is available online for $250.
Sony SRS-NB10 Wireless Neckband Speaker
Sony’s exclusive new neckband speaker slings over your shoulders and directs sound in a focused beam to your ears, giving your ears a break from headphones and earbuds.
LIGHTWEIGHT – Weighing only 3.99 ounces – The easy-to-wear neckband includes a built-in mic and Bluetooth connectivity so you can take calls and listen to music up to 10 feet away. Other features include dedicated mute, volume and power buttons, and USB-C fast-charging offers up to 20 hours of battery life. Available online for $98.
Garmin Instinct 2 – dēzl Edition Smartwatch
Designed for professional drivers, Garmin’s Instinct 2 – dēzl edition smartwatch helps you stay fit while driving. It helps track health metrics, provides access to short break workouts, and tracks truck stop loyalty programs.
Built with truckers in mind, Instinct 2 features a scratch-resistant glass display that is heat and shock resistant. It also has a very long battery life and a sweat-resistant silicone comfort band.
Instinct 2 tracks steps and calories burned, and offers workouts designed to keep you moving during standard rest periods. We also offer bodyweight, dumbbell or resistance his bar his base workout sets created by renowned owner-operator and fitness guru Kevin Rutherford. It also tracks your heart rate and monitors your sleep habits and breathing.
Instinct 2 helps save time and improve efficiency with on-screen notifications and bypass decisions for upcoming weigh stations. (Requires his PrePass account to be active and using the dēzl app on a compatible smartphone.)
Time is so important for today’s professional drivers that a watch can help you keep track of how much time you spend driving, resting and stopping.
Available online for $399.99.
RIDGID 18 Volt Hand Vacuum
No matter how careful you are, sometimes the cab of your truck needs to be cleared. The R8609021 18V Hand Vacuum from tool maker RIDGID might just be what you need.
An assortment of included attachments allows this new hand vacuum to meet a variety of cleaning needs in the truck or at home. It comes with an extension wand, utility nozzle, crevice nozzle and crevice clip to help you get into tight spaces. It features a large, clear, removable tank that lets you know when it’s time to empty your hand vacuum. This edition of the R8609021 18V Hand Vacuum has 40% more airflow and 65% more suction power.
The hand vacuum also uses two-stage filtration with washable and reusable pre-filters to maintain maximum cleaning efficiency.
Available online for $59.97. Batteries and chargers are sold separately and have an additional charge of $99.