If you’ve not read our first list of must-have accessories for your HGV, click here to give it a read.
TF Gear Camping Sandwich Toaster Grill.
Sandwiches are cool, but have you tried toasties? Well, by taking a sandwich toaster with you, any dull service station-bought sandwich becomes a hot, crunchy toasty.
At only 8inches by 7.25inches, this toaster grill will take up virtually no space in your truck cab. Durable with a non-stick Teflon coating and safe with a sturdy, heat resistant safety handle, this is a must-have for any long-distance driver.
But wait, there’s more!
This bad boy isn’t only for toasties. This amazing accessory can cook steaks, burgers, chips, and more. Providing any driver with a means of cooking various meals with one small tool.
Memory Foam Seat Cushion.
Sitting behind the wheel of an HGV for hours at a time might not sound like the most demanding job in the world. But we know from experience that your behind says differently.
The Memory Foam Seat Cushion has been proven to restore your spine’s natural curve, and the 200+ reviews culminating in a 4-and-a-half-star score show the quality of this gadget. Although this cushion is designed to be an accessory for an office chair, it can equally be used in the driver’s seat of a truck.
Perfect for any long-distance driver, this gadget will make you feel more comfortable on your journeys. And, as we all know, comfort is king.
Also, there will be no more numb bottoms whilst you’re on the road!
Natural Air Purifying Bag.
I bet you didn’t expect to see that sentence in a list of accessories for truck driving.
This clever accessory is designed to maintain a pleasant-smelling and fresh environment. Absorbing bad odours, airborne allergens, pollutants, and moisture, this is a must-have for any truck cab.
With this clever little gadget, you’re free to eat as many pot noodles or steak bakes as you’d like. As your cab will no longer smell of food for days after.
At under £20, the Natural Air Purifying Bag may be more expensive than conventional air fresheners. However, this accessory has the advantage – it’s reusable! Simply place in direct sunlight for around an hour once a month and keep your truck cab smelling less like old socks, and more like bamboo charcoal.
Steering Wheel Table.
This ingenious little tool does exactly as you’d expect – turning your steering wheel into a table.
Ok, so maybe not literally. But what it does do is hook onto your steering wheel. So, when you’re at a truck stop or set up by the side of the road for the night, you’ve got a small table area. This allows you to set up a laptop, tablet, book, or any other kind of accessory for tabletop use. Either that or you’ve got yourself a surface to rest your pot noodle on whilst it cools down (assuming you’re using the Natural Air Purifying Bag to eliminate the smell).
It’s worth checking if this is compatible with your truck’s steering wheel, however. As this becomes a pretty useless gadget if it doesn’t fit…
Steering Wheel Knob.
These little accessories are ideal for precision steering when turning corners.
Although small, steering wheel knobs (or spinners) take up little space but can add a world of difference to your steering. Turning your truck’s cumbersome turning circles into easy hand movements, spinners are a common gadget for professional drivers.
Another accessory under £20, this makes for a great gift for any professional driver, but equally not breaking the bank if you’re looking to treat yourself. With over 200 ratings and an average 4-and-a-half-star rating, this is a must-have for your cab. However, you’ll want to make sure that both your employer allows this, and the device fits your steering wheel.
LED Telescopic Inspection Mirror
There are no flies on this one, it’s exactly as it sounds.
Looking like a mirror on a selfie stick, the inspection mirror is a brilliant little accessory for checking out the hard-to-see parts of your HGV.
Now, you might be asking yourself why you might need this type of gadget. And, truthfully, that’s understandable. But this device is more of a ‘just in case’ type of accessory. It’s better to have an item that allows you to see the underside of your HGV than to not have one, right?
At under £10, you can’t go wrong with this gadget, with the 300+ reviews and average 4-and-a-half-star rating backing this up.
Somewhat of a lost relic, driving gloves do still exist. And they’re another of the ‘it’s better to have just in case’ accessories.
Gripping the steering wheel for many hours over long distances can take its toll on your hands. Causing blisters, hard skin, and more. But with these stylish and effective driving gloves, you’re covered in the event of a worst-case scenario.
This 4-and-a-half-star rated pair of driving gloves provides the wearer with better grip and comfort. Available in black, brown, or dark brown, these will fit into your glovebox for whenever you need them. Making them a great accessory to have in your cab.
Invool Microfiber Towel.
If you think this is just a towel, you’re wrong.
Lightweight, quick-drying, compact, these are all words to describe the Invool Microfiber Towel. Boasting a perfect 5-star rating on Amazon from nearly 150 scores, you know this accessory is value for money at under £10.
With a specialised carry bag included for easy storage, this piece of magic fits easily into most small spaces. Ideal for the long-distance road trips where you know a shower will be needed.
The main benefit of this item is the quick-drying feature. This means no more hanging up wet towels in your truck somewhere or putting them away wet. For under £10, you’d be mad not to take one of these on the road with you.
Meguiar’s Quik Interior Detailer Cleaner.
Whilst you’re on the road, you’re going to need an interior cleaner. Enter Meguirar’s Quick Interior Cleaner.
An all-purpose interior cleaner, this bottle contains 473ml of all-purpose cleaning liquid. Plastics, vinyl, rubber, metal, and even LCD screens can all be cleaned using Meguiar’s , making it the perfect cleaner for any HGV driver. So, why have several bottles for different surfaces when you can have one that cleans them all?
The 300+ reviews have earned this bottle an impressive 4-and-a-half-star rating. And for under £10, you can’t go wrong with making sure you take a bottle of this on the road.
What’s more, you can bundle it together with a 3-pack of microfiber cleaning towels for just over £20 via the link below.