Monthly Archives: April 2018

Signs It Is Time for New Replacement Forklift Seats

Forklifts require regular maintenance to keep them operating safely and within acceptable weight lifting and hauling tolerances. Part of your forklift maintenance also needs to include evaluating the overall condition of the seats and knowing when it is time for new replacement forklift seats.


forklift operator and warehouse worker


Some of the more common signs it is time for a new seat are:


  1. Drivers are complaining their rears are sore after operating the forklift all day. Your drivers will let you know when the seats on their forklifts are wearing out and need to be replaced, as their comfort levels will start to decline.
  2. The seat is being held together with duct tape. If your seats used to be black and are now all silver because they have been duct-taped excessively, you know it is time for new seats.
  3. The springs are starting to push through the seat bottom and are squeaky. When seats start to go, springs can start to push up through the seat. There is nothing more uncomfortable than having to sit on top of a spring all day long.


driver operating the forklift


  1. There are cracks, holes, or other damage to the exterior seat cover. One of the earliest signs you should start looking at new seats is when the outer cover is wearing out.
  2. The padding has fallen out and is a fraction of what it once was when the seat was new. If the sides or back of the seat have split and padding has fallen out, the seat needs to be replaced.
  3. The seatbelt mechanism is no longer working. The mechanism to release the seatbelt needs to be functional to keep drivers safe. If it is broken, it is time for a new seat.
  4. The seatbelt is fraying. If the seatbelt material is fraying and coming apart, the seat is probably also due for replacement.


When your forklift seats need to be replaced, you can find a wide range of new forklift seats at Suburban Seating & Safety. Please feel free to give us a call at (844) SAS.SEAT or (844) 727-7328 for further assistance today!


Important Accessories for Truck Drivers

Suburban Seating & Safety offers accessories for truck seats and an array of truck interior accessories to boost safety, convenience, and the overall riding experience. Here are some of the top products we offer that you can benefit from.


  • Smartphone/device chargers: One of the must-have gadgets for truckers, USB chargers from Suburban Seats include single and double port units. You never need to worry about drained cell phone or iPad batteries during long drives. We also offer backup battery banks to provide power to any type of device.

  • Device mounts/holders: These keep your eyes ahead, so you can see the road and maps or other important information at the same time. Dash mounts for cell phones and tablets are available. Features include spring-loaded holders, durable grips, strong suction cups, and universal designs, depending on the model.

GPS tracking monitor in vehicle

  • Hose and cable management systems: It can be challenging to keep things neat in back, but hose slide tracker bars can prevent hose/cable damage and are simple to install.

  • Heavy-duty hooks: Holding firm to hard and textured surfaces, these secure jackets, bags, and other personal belongings during the journey, so they are important in-cab accessories for truck drivers.

  • Retro-fit seat heaters: If your truck seat isn’t warm enough, peel and stick heat elements can be placed under the seat cover, with all hardware installed where you can’t see it. One model has a miniature digital electronic temperature control, which includes a one-hour timer.

  • Brush doormat: This secures to the step rail of a tractor to keep dirt and sand out. The Sym-Mat has a tough, artificial grass surface and is predrilled and installed with zip ties.

  • Straps and cords: You’ll need adjustable straps for small items up to backpacks and bicycles. An adjustable bungee cord can accommodate many heavy-duty applications and includes strong elastic materials and hooks.

  • Hard disk recorder: If you’re hauling freight or waste or driving another large vehicle, maintaining quality video and data records is important. A hard disk can motivate you to drive safely, provide security surveillance, and prevent false insurance claims.

Looking for replacement truck seats for sale or things to buy a truck driver? Suburban Seating & Safety has just what you need in a catalog of some of the most popular accessories. Buy today or call 844-727-7328.

Top 5 Features and Seats to Consider for Your New Bus Seats

The seats on buses need to be replaced periodically because of normal wear and tear. Choosing the right replacement bus seats depends on several different factors, such as:

  • The Type of Bus: Is the bus used for long distance travel, local public transportation, or as a school bus?
  • The Type of Passengers: Is the bus primary used by adults, children, or families?
  • The Duration of Travel: What is the average time passengers are on board and how long will the driver be driving the bus?

The Amount of Space: Do not forget to take into account sufficient leg room in between rows, as well as for aisle access.

yellow color school buses

Once you consider these factors, the next step to selecting the best seats is to determine what features you desire. The top 5 features to consider include:

  1. Safety Features: You want to make sure the seats you select incorporate various safety features like seat belts. Even though seat belts are not mandatory for most passengers, having passenger seats with seatbelts can improve overall safety.
  2. Comfort Features: The level of comfort you provide your passengers will result in people riding your buses more frequently. Most people desire reclining seats with head rests and arm rests.
  3. Seat Material: The materials used to construct the seat are equally important as selecting the best seats. You want materials that can provide comfort, yet, at the same time, which are durable.
  4. Color: The color of the seats you select should match your bus brand.

Ease of Cleaning: You want seats that are easy to clean. Accidents are bound to happen, and the last thing you want is an unsightly stain on your seat.

Bus Driver

In addition to these features, the driver’s seat should be easy to adjust to accommodate different drivers. The seat should be able to be moved forward and backward, as well as raised and lowered to suit the driver’s preferences.

For assistance in selecting the right replacement seats for your buses, please feel free to contact Suburban Seating & Safety at (844) SAS.SEAT or (844) 727-7328 today!

Seven Key Factors to Consider When Shopping for Ferry Seats

When you are shopping for new ferry seats for your ship, there are several key factors you will want to consider. It is essential to take time to evaluate each of these to help ensure you are making the right choices, not only for your ferry transport operation but also your passengers.


  1. The amount of space available on the ship. There are variations in ferry designs, and you will want to choose seats that fit correctly within your ship’s layout.
  2. The number of decks on the ferry. Some ships have multiple decks, and you could vary seating styles and pricing tiers from basic to upgraded seating options.
  3. The number of passengers you want to be able to transport. Seating should accommodate the number of passengers you can fit onto your ship at one time.

Shopping for Ferry Seats

  1. The environment where you operate your ferry. In damp, cold, and wet climates, you want all-weather seating on upper decks where it is exposed to the outdoors.
  2. The duration of the commute from one port to the next. The quality of your seating should provide comfort based on the how long people will be sitting. Even short 20- to 30-minute trips can benefit from cushioned seats.
  3. The quality and durability of seating. You want durable and quality seats so they will last and not need to be replaced as frequently. In addition, look for those that feature stain-resistant materials.

Tourist girl connected on smartphone in ferry boat


  1. The amount you have budgeted for new seating for your ferry. You have to take into account how much you have available to spend on new seats. If you have selected a specific seat, but your budget is short, consider upgrading part of your ship now and the rest later.

Last, do not forget about your passengers and their level of satisfaction. You want to make sure to select seats that will also keep them happy. For further information about replacement seats for your ferry, or help in selecting the right ones, please feel free to contact Suburban Seating & Safety at (844) SAS.SEAT or (844) 727-7328 today!