Flatbedding in the winter offers a unique set of challenges to drivers — so we’ve rounded up some gear to make your winter a little more bearable.
Flatbedders tend to spend more time out of the truck with tarps and chains, so good winter weather gear is a must.
Most flatbed drivers already have the basics in terms of winter gear, but here are a few items you may not already have in your arsenal to help you get through until spring!
Flatbedder Winter Gear
- Neck Gaiter — These are cheap and a great way to keep your face and neck warm during brutal winter weather.
- Rubber gloves — Put these on before you put on your regular gloves and keep your hands from getting wet when you’re dealing with a wet load.
- Multiple pairs of gloves — Many flatbedders keep three or more pairs of gloves on hand so that you always have at least one pair that is dry and ready to go.
- Base layers like long johns or Underarmor shirts — An extra layer under your Carharts can make a big difference when the temperatures drop.
- Handwarmers — They don’t take up much space and they can last for hours — a great item to have on hand in the winter.