35 Tools That Make the Ultimate Trucker Tool Kit

Every trucker, no matter if you are an owner operator or a company driver, needs a well put together tool kit. We have compiled a list of some of the most essential tools every driver needs, as well as some that drivers should have for those “once in a blue moon” situations.

See if there is anything you can add to your tool kit or contact us to let us know if there is something else you recommend drivers carry.

1) Vice Grips
For instances when you need a tight grip on something.

2) Duct Tape
You never know when you might need some duct tape.

3) Light Test Kit
Don’t get a violation for having a light out!

4) Heavy Duty Box Knife
Slicin’ and dicin’!

5) Multi-Head Screwdriver
A must have for any toolbox.

6) Socket Set

7) Bungee Cords

8) Adjustable Wrenches

9) Zip Ties

10) Electrical Tape

11) Heat Shrink Tape

12) Lighter
To heat up your shrink tape.

13) Extra Roll of Wire
Good to have on hand in case you need it.

14) Extra Jug of Oil
Also a must have in the truck.

15) Extra Jug of Coolant
Also a necessity.

16) Silicone

17) Rags
It can get messy when doing DIY repairs on your truck.

18) Booster Cables
You hope you don’t have to use them, but you are glad you have them.

19) Tire Pressure Gauge
Keeping your tires at the correct air pressure can save you TONS of money on fuel and keeps your tires’ tread looking good.

20) Tire Depth Gauge
To see how long you have left on your tires or if you need to get more tires.

21) WD-40
You need some sort of lubricant like WD-40.

22) Flash Light (this one also doubles as a tazor)
Shed some light and/or light someone up. Buy Now

23) Rubber Hammer

24) Mallet Hammer
For the times you need a little extra “umph!”

25) Allen Key Wrench Set

26) Smaller Hose Clamps
Need these when you are fixing leaky hoses with joint fitters.

27) Joint Fitters

28) Spare Fuses

29) Turbo Hose Clamp

30) Spare Turbo Hose

31) Spare ECM
Not absolutely necessary but useful if yours goes out so you can at least pull off to the side of the road.

32) Spare Headlights
Your headlights going out at night could be a bad situation.

33) Spare Fuel Filters

34) Fuel Filter Wrench

35) Diesel Fuel Conditioner

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