Monthly Archives: November 2018

Best Gift Ideas for a Truck Driver

It’s the holiday season. You may be wondering about the best gift ideas for truck drivers if your loved one spends time on the road. From safety to comfort, to convenience, there are quite a few truck driver essentials to consider.


womans hands hold christmas gift box


Consumer automotive cameras mounted in-vehicle are among things truck drivers need on the road. They provide a view of your surroundings and blind spots. Product choices include heated, waterproof, and flush-mount mirror view cameras, as well as a complete backup camera system with a 7-inch screen.


Device Mount

Looking away from the road when driving is dangerous. A device mount is one of the best semi-truck accessories you can find, as the screen is right in your field of view. Suburban Seating & Safety offers a dash or windshield mounted holder with a jaw mount design, 360-degree rotation, and suction cup that sticks to a hard or textured surface.


Tablet Mount

A tablet mount takes this idea even further. Have all your apps and files a touch away with a windshield- or dash-mounted tablet holder. The device secures a tablet while its multi-position arm lets you rest a tablet on top or below the dash. Even find the perfect angle, thanks to full 360-degree rotation.


Seat Cover/Seat Cushion

Suburban Seating & Safety stocks a full line of truck seat covers, seat cushions, and upholstery. Various name brands are sold in vinyl, cloth, and leather and in colors including gray, black, and brown. Search our catalog for the best truck driver seat cushion from leading brands such as National, Bostrom, Coverall, and more.


truck seating position



Replacement armrests easily address damage and wear. They are available in leather, cloth, or vinyl, and in many colors. Plus, they’re easy to install and your truck driver gift recipients will be thankful whenever they get behind the wheel.


Other Cool Truck Driver Gift Ideas

A truck driver may appreciate other gifts, such as a:


  • GPS navigation system
  • Fast food gift card
  • Compact cooler
  • Battery powered light
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Bluetooth headset


Truck seats, cushions, and accessories from Suburban Seating & Safety are perfect gift ideas for truck drivers. The many described above are in stock now. Order today or call us at 844-727-7328 for assistance.


Top 7 Accessories for Your Truck

Looking to buy truck accessories online? If you’re a professional driver, you’re probably already overwhelmed with all the options. There are enough bells and whistles out there that you could spend a fortune and still find more to fall in love with, but some accessories are undoubtedly better than others. To help you find your way, here’s a list of our top seven accessories for professional truck drivers.


Bracketron Mi-T Grip Dash Mount

Distracted driving isn’t safe driving; that’s why it’s so important to use a hands-free mount for your GPS when you’re cruising down the road. The Bracketron Mi-T Grip Dash Mount has a unique rotating head and a firm grip, letting you position it as you see fit. Attach it to your dash, your windshield, or anywhere else within arm’s reach.


Mi-T grip dash mount for GPS devices


Luxury Seat Heater Retro-Fit Kit

Any driver who spends time in the United States knows that early mornings can be frigid. There’s nothing more invigorating than slipping into an icy-cold leather seat, but why suffer from that initial shock? Our Luxury Seat Heater Retro-Fit Kit gives you the power to warm it up without replacing the entire seat. Ultra-safe heating elements, hidden hardware, and a premium peel-and-stick design make this one a great choice for winter drivers.


RAM Mounts Universal No-Drill™ Laptop Mount

The RAM Mounts Universal No-Drill Laptop Mount serves the same important goal as the Bracketron Mi-T; it lets you keep your device close by without distracting you from the road. Need to stop and enter your logs? No problem with RAM laptop mounts—just pull over, shift to the side, and your laptop is ready for use on the passenger side. It attaches to the floor, and it is compatible with bucket and bench seats.


Sym-Mat Boot Brush Door Mat for Trucks

Hey—not everything we love in life is complicated or fancy. The Sym-Mat Boot Brush isn’t, either, but it can save you an incredible amount of time. Place it on the step rail to pull off debris before you step inside, saving you hours on cleaning.


sym mat boot brush door mat for trucks


Bostrom + Serta Truck Mattress

How you sleep matters, especially when you’re on the road using a semi-truck mattress. Bostrom and Serta’s mattress partnership has created some truly incredible sleeping solutions for tractors and other trucks with sleeping areas. Pick one up for yourself and lie in the lap of luxury with cool action gel, memory foam, pressure point relief, and even weight distribution. No more sore, cramped-up mornings for you!


Bracketron Trucker Tough Tablet Mount

Working with a tablet instead of a laptop or smartphone? Use the Bracketron Trucker Tough mount to keep your tablet front and center. This heavy-duty system secures your device and features shock absorbers to reduce vibration.


Universal Smartphone Backup Battery Power Bank

Have you ever had a time when two devices died at the same time? Most trucks only have so many plugs. With the Universal Smartphone Backup Battery Power Bank, you can charge any micro USB to USB device without needing to plug into your vehicle. It’s perfect for long trips.


Just because you’re a professional driver doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the drive. Pick up a few of these items from Suburban Seating & Safety and become the talk of the trucker world, all while treating yourself to an incredible driving experience. 10-4 until we see you again, good buddy!

How to Care for Your Truck Seat Upholstery

Truck seat upholstery protects underlying seat material and helps enable it to last longer. Upholstery itself requires care, whether it’s factory installed or applied as a durable truck seat cover. At Suburban Seating & Safety, you’ll find the best place to buy truck seat covers, but do you really know how to care for them?


Here is an overview of some of the most common seat cover materials, and the best ways to care for them:



Leather is synonymous with luxury. Its fresh smell is desired by many drivers. As durable as it is, leather can be tough to care for beyond wiping it off with a clean cloth. This is effective for removing dirt, dust, and oils. On the other hand, a special leather conditioner is required for more thorough cleanings. Otherwise, the wrong cleaner can dry out the leather and cause it to crack.


leather upholstery of a car seat



Nylon car seat upholstery is durable and stain- and tear-resistant. We offer many nylon bus and truck seats in many different styles. Cleaning up spills is generally simple, and a standard vacuum can be used to clean up dirt and crumbs. The seat can also be washed with detergent and water; when you’re done, use cold water to wipe away the remaining detergent and then just let the seat dry on its own.



Non-porous vinyl is a generally waterproof material. It can be wiped clean with a damp towel, or with a cleaner formulated for vinyl surfaces. Vinyl is typically easier to clean than fabric upholstery.


grey leather upholstery


Caring for Your Seat Covers

If you have a cloth seat cover, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines to care for it. Fabric is best treated with a cloth and warm water, along with some gentle soap. Be conservative with soap and water, especially with polyester that tends to stain. It is also highly porous, so you should clean up spills right away.


To find semi seats, upholstery, parts for truck seats, and more, search or browse our online catalog, or call us at 844-727-7328 for help and information.

Why Truckers Should Choose Bostrom Truck Seats

You’re a trucker—a person who spends countless hours on the road, driving through rain and snow, beautiful sunny days, and sparkling starry nights. On the road, there’s often little more than you, maybe a dog, and your CB radio as the trees, plains, and mountains breeze by.


It’s an idyllic picture, isn’t it? Unfortunately, it leaves out some of the challenges truckers face every single day—like back pain, discomfort, and improper posture. The seat you choose before you drive can mean the difference between a successful job completed and time off due to pain. In this post, we’ll tell you why we think Bostrom truck seats are the right choice for the job.


truck trailer in farm field


High-Quality Materials

Bostrom truck seats represent the very best in trucking equipment within the seating industry. Each seat is crafted using only the highest-quality, high-durability materials, ensuring that your investment really stands the test of time. When you shop with Suburban Seating & Safety, you can be sure that any product you purchase follows the same exquisite attention to detail and standards of excellence.


Custom-Fitted for Individual Fleets

At Suburban Seating & Safety, we know every fleet and company is unique. In partnership with Bostrom, we strive to offer every company with the option for custom-fitted seating. Instead of cookie-cutter solutions, you get all of the quality associated with Bostrom’s brand-name packaged into a more convenient, more suitable solution just for you.


professional truck driver driving his big vehicle


The Ultimate Seating for Professional Drivers

Bostrom seats aren’t only made with care; they’re specially designed to fit the needs of professional drivers. From the durability of the materials used on the outside of each seat to make seating available for Class 6, 7, and 8 vehicles, there’s an incredible amount of thought put into product design.


Bostrom even considers posture and comfort issues specific to individual driving styles and trucks. Order seating for Mack, Volvo, International, Kenworth, Sterling, Peterbilt, and Freightliner trucks or a long list of other makes and models.


Bostrom truck air seats provide the ultimate in cushioning and shock protection for long-haul, short-haul, and other professional driving fleets. Shop Suburban Seating & Safety and find your best Bostrom product today to see just how fun driving can really be.