The Relay

– Episode 26

The Essentials that Every Truck Driver Needs

In this episode of The Relay, Brett Hutchins, an owner-operator and trainer at Gulf Relay, brings interviews four experienced truck drivers about their essential tools and food supplies for long hauls. The drivers share their must-have items for road repairs and maintenance, and discuss the importance of carrying a week's worth of food, including canned goods and emergency meals. They also highlight the necessity of staying hydrated on the road, the usefulness of appliances like microwaves and air fryers in their trucks, and more.
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Highlights from this week’s conversation include:
  • Jimmy’s ride or die tools (1:48)
  • The need for extra air hoses (2:44)
  • Other essential tools for drivers (3:58)
  • The importance of keeping food cold (9:43)
  • Staying hydrated as a driver (10:39)
  • The significance of having cooking appliances in the truck (12:06)
  The Relay is a podcast produced by Gulf Relay. Each episode, we dive behind the scenes of our operations, teams, and industry. From the unique challenges of the job to anecdotes about life on the road, our guests will provide a window into a profession that is crucial to our economy and way of life. Let’s hit the road!

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