Must-Haves for the

Moving Trucker

At TAFS, we not only want drivers to be successful, but we want them to enjoy their time out on the road. Here are a few must-have items every trucker should have in their cab; just to make life a little easier and the road that much more enjoyable.


Instant Pot

Everyone knows a great home-cooked meal that takes little effort, always starts with an instant pot. Instant pots are great especially when you have little time and want something hearty, filling and delicious. Throw all your ingredients in the pot before you begin your drive, hours later and a couple of stirs here and there, and boom! It’s done. Dinner for one. Ready to be devoured.

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Electric Indoor Grill 

You don’t have to be at home to get a perfectly grilled burger or steak. You can even mix it up with some kabobs or grilled chicken sandwich for your next over the road dinner. . Compact and small, it’s the perfect size to fit in your truck. Perfect for grilling for one and quick if grilling for friends, it’s a nice addition to your OTR kitchen collection.

Every Day Good Thinking: 9 Favorite Indoor Grilling Recipes

Meal Prep Containers 

Planning ahead can make cooking on-the-go a lot easier. Use these meal prep containers to store away leftovers eaten out on the road. When they are sealed tight, they will keep you food fresh all week long until it’s time to dig in. Check out the recipes below!

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Air Fryer

They are the new cooking craze! Air fryers give you that crispy, delicious taste, without all the grease and fat. They are healthier and quicker than using grease and a frying pan. Take your favorite guilty pleasure fried chicken wings and switch them out for a healthier recipe instead!

Delish: 12 Air Fryer Recipes that will make eating healthy way more delicious



Flashlight-An extra light can always be handy. Even if it’s just a small light attached to your keys.

Safety Kit 

You never know when you are going to need some extra bandages or some gauze. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Be prepared in your time of need with a safety kit filled with lots of helpful medical items.



There are several different kinds of diffusers, however, you will probably want a small one for your cab. Essential Oil diffusers blow scented oils into the air, creating a fresh, light aroma for anyone who enters your truck. The soothing mist can help you relax in stressful times, or even help you drift to sleep with a lavender oil scent. It smells delightful and leaves a dim, low light. Perfect for a good night’s sleep!

Warm Blanket

Everyone loves to cuddle up with a great book or to watch a favorite movie (again) in their spare time. Make the experience of drifting away into your Netflix escape even better with a warm, fuzzy blanket. You can even make your own tie blanket in your free time. All you need is two pieces of fabric (about the same size), some scissors and your hands to tie knots! Simple, fun and nearly anyone can do it. Here is a video of how to make one yourself.