A first aid kit is one of those seldom used and often forgotten about, yet important things we should all have on hand. Truck drivers should have a first aid kit in the truck with them for those unexpected small injuries that can occur while they are over the road.

By being prepared you won’t have to over pay for these simple items at the nearest truck stop nor will you have to use the old napkin and duck tape method for covering up injuries.

Here is a list of items to include in your first aid kit for the truck:

Here’s what you’ll need!

  • Absorbent Compress Dressings
  • Adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
  • Adhesive Cloth Tape
  • Alcohol pads
  • Allergy medication and allergy cream
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Anti-fungal cream and spray
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Aspirin
  • Barrier devices, such as a pocket mask or face shield
  • Bee Sting Kit
  • Cotton Balls
  • Disposable non-latex gloves, such as surgical or examination gloves
  • Emergency blanket
  • Emergency telephone numbers for EMS/9-1-1, your local poison control centre, and your personal doctors
  • Eye patches
  • Eye wash and allergy eye drops
  • Home and office phone numbers for family members, friends, or neighbours who can help
  • Imodium
  • Instant ice packs
  • Nasal decongestant
  • Roller and triangular bandages to hold dressings in place or to make an arm sling
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Thermometer
  • Tooth ache care items
  • Tums
  • Tweezers
  • Tylenol, Advil or Alieve

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