Professional Driver Essentials

A professional and experienced driver has probably mastered the driver essentials however, if you are new to professional driving then keep reading!

As a professional driver you cannot guarantee that you will be driving the same vehicle daily therefore, youโ€™ll need a suitable portable bag to keep all your essentials in a safe place. Youโ€™ll want to choose the right size bag for the length of the shift that you are doing. Depending on how long you are out on the road for will mean that you might need to downsize your essentials bag.

What are some essentials that you might need?

  • Sat nav โ€“ if you are a HGV driver we recommend that you invest in a commercial sat nav device
  • Hi vis vest
  • First aid kit
  • Gloves
  • Bottled water
  • Pencil and/or pen
  • Paper
  • Depending on the length of your shift you might want a spare change of clothes
  • Driving licence and if applicable to your driving also, Digi Tacho, CPC and any qualification required for the job
  • Spare digital tacho paper
  • Spare pare of glasses if needed for driving
  • Safety boots
  • Exemption certificate if applicable (some people have these for not wearing a seatbelt for medical reasons)