A hands-free or Bluetooth headset enables you to make or answer a call without jeopardizing your safety or that of other road users. Bluetooth headsets can help you dial emergency calls to your mobile truck repair shop if you have a breakdown.
Bluetooth headsets are compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mobile phone use restrictions.
Smart Phone Mount
This gadget works hand in hand with the Bluetooth headset. The idea is to have access to and see your phone screen without holding it in your hand which is against regulations.
Of course, keep in mind the fact that phone use can still distract you from driving and lead to accidents. Restrict phone use to emergencies and neither of your hands should handle or use the phone while you drive.
The FMCSA allows a one-tap or single button use of the phone to either answer or disconnects a call.
Truck drivers can drive up to 11 hours a day. Any gadget that can take the pressure off is a plus. GPS devices serve as a competent co-driver for those long drives.
A good GPS will call out landmarks, give active lane guidance and traffic updates. These can be crucial safety and time-saving benefits for truck drivers.
Tire Pressure Monitor
Even with a well fleshed-out preventive maintenance checklist for semi-trucks drivers can still experience breakdowns and challenges on the road.
A tire pressure monitor is a gadget that you should use at truck stops just to make sure that your tires are still holding up well after hours on the road.
Real-time tire pressure and temperature can let you know ahead of time if there’s a problem.