Best Gadgets for Truckers in 2018


There are many gadgets on the market this year that can improve a trucker’s driving experience. Consider purchasing the following products for assistance throughout your travels.

Dash Cams

A dash cam is a huge asset to truck drivers everywhere. The camera serves as a second pair of eyes, as its data can be accessed to prove who is at fault in the event of an accident. At National Retail Systems, Inc., our fleet is utilizing Lytx Dash Technology, which helps drivers arrive to their destination safely. The Lytx DriveCam keeps your drivers and company safe with insights that help you reduce risk, improve compliance, and exonerate innocent drivers. It also helps develop safe and productive driving behaviors in your fleet, helping reduce collision frequency.

The Pre-Trip Inspection Tool

This gadget will allow drivers to perform their own inspection and assessment of tire depth, brake stroke, brake shoe thickness and windshield damage. The Pre-Trip Inspection tool will help you spot out-of compliance service items before anyone else does. It’ll also help a driver know when to bring the truck in for service and repairs. This tool can be hooked on to your keychain for easy storage.

Smartphone Mounts

Navigation just got a lot easier! If you use your phone as a GPS but can’t find a suitable place to keep it in plain sight, consider a smartphone mount. When you’re behind the wheel you should never be looking down at your phone. This gadget can be attached onto the dash to help you easily see your GPS routes. Keeping your phone in direct line of sight can help you focus more on the road and drive efficiently without getting distracted. The smartphone mount is a great tool, but remember, no texting!

Hand-Held Tire Pressure Monitor

A tire pressure monitor will help a trucker keep up on their tire health. These hand-held gadgets will provide you with information on your tire’s temperature and air pressure. All you have to do is apply the sensors onto the tire plugs and insert the monitor into your cigarette lighter. The screen will illuminate to inform you if any of the tires needs attention. This technology allows you to keep up on your tires without ever getting out of the cab! Even though the gadget is made for your convenience, you still should check your tire by hand on occasion to make sure it’s working correctly.

All-in-One Portable Battery

This amazing product combines all of the necessities for on-the-road travel. An all-in-one portable battery is equipped with outlet plugs, USB ports, a cigarette lighter and jumper cables. This product is powerful enough to jump a dead vehicle and has an unbelievable battery life! The All-in-One Portable Battery should be a required backup tool for every trucker. This gadget offers quality reliability during any battery related incident.


If you’re a coffee drinker, you’ll understand its necessity. The caffeinated goodness in every cup helps drivers wake up in the morning and stay awake during long drives. When you don’t feel like stopping at a gas station or diner while on the road, or just want to save a few bucks, the Handpresso is a great product for your coffee needs. This portable gadget easily fits in any truck and heats your drink to the perfect temperature. Throw in your favorite coffee grounds, plug in the device to the cigarette lighter and enjoy!

Rand McNally

Rand McNally is the country’s most trusted source for maps, navigation, and travel content. They deliver innovative products and services, including the OverDryve Pro. This all-in-one dashboard device combines truck navigation, voice assistance, a built-in dash cam, and hands-free calling and texting. Not only does Rand McNally offer revolutionary GPS systems, but also offers complete onboard fleet management. You can monitor on-the-road job progress in real time, communicating and locating your drivers 24/7. Lose the old GPS tech and move on to something a little more advanced in the New Year!

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