Monthly Archives: December 2018

Why Suburban Seating and Safety

semi truck on a highway

 

There’s no shortage of companies that offer trucking products, but, if you’re looking for the best of the best, Suburban Seating & Safety is the company for you. We offer a wide range of trucking products, including semi-truck seats, custom truck seats, auto replacement seats, safety products, and much more. If you’re looking for the best semi truck seats, you can count on Suburban Seating & Safety.

 

Keep reading to learn why you should choose us over our competitors.

 

Professional-Grade Comfort & Performance

Our goal is to provide each of our customers with products that offer professional-grade comfort and performance. All of the semi-truck seats and auto replacement seats that we sell are designed to ensure maximum comfort when on the road. We offer a wide range of custom truck seats, to include traditional styles, ergonomic designs, and even seats that are made with innovative temperature control technologies.

 

Extensive Inventory of Trucking Must-Haves

At Suburban Seats & Safety, we don’t cut corners on quality or variety. We offer a wide range of auto and truck replacement seats, to include custom seat covers for trucks and other items. Aside from seating products, you’ll also find that we offer other must-have trucking items such as:

 

  • Armrests
  • Safety equipment
  • Backup monitors
  • Cameras
  • Compressor kits
  • USB chargers
  • Device mounts

 

When we say you can count on us for all of your trucking needs, we mean it! We encourage customers to routinely check our inventory, as we’re always adding new products to improve your experience on the road.

 

Our Products Mean Safer Roads

While an ergonomic truck seat or a device mount may not seem like a life-changing product, the fact is that all of the items we sell make truckers more comfortable, alert, and safe when on the road. We’re proud to offer products that can be used to increase driver awareness while also decreasing the risk of traffic accidents.

 

With fewer distractions, such as a cell phone that’s fallen or a semi truck seat that just isn’t comfortable, truck drivers can put all of their focus on the road.

 

truck runs on the highway

 

Place Your Order Today!

From bus seats to custom truck seats, to every trucking item in between, you’re sure to find just what you need at Suburban Seating & Safety. Place your order online or call our team at 1-844-727-7328 to learn more about our products.

 

Sharing the Road with Semi Trucks

When sharing the road with large trucks, there are many safety factors to consider. There are over 250,000 collisions between trucks and passenger vehicles every year, many of which happen in broad daylight in good weather.1 Various safety products can reduce the risk of getting into an accident with an 18-wheeler.

 

semi trailer truck oversize load on highway

 

Suburban Seating & Safety supplies semi-truck safety equipment such as:

 

  • Digital Mirrors
  • Digital Back-Up Monitors
  • Rear View Cameras
  • Aerodynamic Heated Mirrors
  • “Noiseless” Back-Up Alarms

 

Various types of seat belts, straps, and tethers are available as well. Truck drivers must be as protected as all other drivers are. Compared to standard passenger vehicles, the hazards they face include larger blind spots, also called no-zones, which are factors in one-third of car/truck accidents.2 No zones are located in the front, back, and sides of a semi-truck; therefore, maintain a distance of at least 30 feet behind the truck and 20 feet in front of it.3

 

There are winter driving safety tips to consider as well. Anytime there is water or snow on the road, large trucks can splash or spray it very easily. Given their size, a lot of wet material can be thrown into the air and onto the windshield of nearby vehicles.

 

semi truck driving in a blizzard

 

Sharing the Road Safely

It’s also important for drivers to be careful when sharing the roads with large trucks. That includes knowing how to pass a semi truck. To do so safely, drive at a safe, steady speed and make sure the truck’s cab is visible in your rear-view mirror before you steer in front of it. For the best visibility, pass on the left so you can see how much space you have. Also:

 

  • Reduce your speed when a truck is passing you.
  • Avoid passing trucks backing up or preparing to.
  • Don’t cut to the right of a turning truck.
  • Avoid using high-beam headlights near a truck.
  • Don’t follow a truck too closely.

 

Fatigue is often associated with truck drivers who work long hours, but it can affect automobile drivers as well. It’s always important to rest and stay focused when you are driving.

 

Suburban Seating & Safety stocks common safety equipment and accessories that can protect truckers, passenger vehicle drivers/occupants, and pedestrians. Browse our inventory or contact us at 844-727-7328 today!

 

Sources:

 

  1. http://www.usroads.com/journals/rilj/9909/ri990903.htm
  2. https://www.esurance.com/info/car/sharing-the-road-with-large-trucks
  3. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/ourroads/tips-driving-safely-around-large-trucks-or-buses

Backup Cameras and Alarms Improve Fleet Safety

The concept of a motor vehicle backup camera appeared in 1956, but it wouldn’t be until 1991 when one would appear in a consumer car. Today, it’s not only a standard feature but required by law. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 1111 went into effect on May 1, 2018. It covers all motor vehicles, so a semi-truck backup camera is a must-have.

Backup cameras are designed to help prevent injuries and deaths due to back-over accidents. Not only can you see what’s behind the vehicle, but also any objects or people in your blind spots. Semi-trucks have blind spots, or No Zones,2 on all four sides, extending up to 30 feet behind them. Therefore, backup cameras are among the most important types of semi-truck safety equipment.

 

truck and car accident

 

How Do Backup Cameras Work?

A wide-angle camera is mounted somewhere at the rear of the vehicle. It’s connected to the gearshift, activating when you go in reverse. The device relays information to a screen and, in some cases, the instrument panel or monitors embedded in the rearview mirror. Some backup camera systems provide guidelines to help you navigate while backing up, indicate the width of the vehicle, and tell how much room there is near the vehicle.

Installing a Backup Camera

Installing an aftermarket unit requires just a few parts—a transmitter, receiver, adapter cable, power source, connectors, and, of course, the camera and monitor. Suburban Seating & Safety sells various high-quality LCD monitors, including 5” and 7” models from Brigade Electronics. You can find the best backup camera for you, such as waterproof and heated cameras.

Noiseless backup alarms are in stock as well, so truckers receive full notification of anybody nearby. Recording systems are also available. Truck drivers can have high-quality video and data on record to further maximize safety for themselves, pedestrians, and their business. With backup cameras and alarms, and accessories to augment what they can do, fleet driver safety is at its peak.

 

truck image

 

Find aftermarket backup cameras and more from Suburban Seating & Safety, a leading distributor for many trucking product manufacturers, via our online catalog or call us at 844-727-7328.

Sources:

  1. https://www.worktruckonline.com/288065/full-rear-visibility-conformance-required-by-may-1
  2. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/ourroads/large-blind-spots

Tips for Bus Drivers During the Winter

Winter driving can be hazardous, especially for bus drivers. The roads can be slippery, and snow and ice can be unpredictable. As a bus driver, you need to not only drive safely but follow various other bus safety procedures and consider products designed to make driving safer. Tips for doing so include:

 

Equipping Your Bus for Safety

Being prepared is important, but it is also essential to have working:

 

  • Seat belts: All your bus seats should have functional seat belts to protect your passengers. You may not be able to remove all the hazards from the road, but you can keep people protected with products such as three-point non-retractable shoulder or lap belts.
  • Wiper motors: Windshield wipers are very important safety products. Each wiper is controlled by a windshield wiper motor, which can require replacement if the wipers aren’t working. Bad wipers can put you at risk in rainy or snowy conditions.
  • Warm seating: Heated seats improve comfort, especially if you live in a very cold climate. They can also help with pain relief, so a long trip is a lot easier on your back. Suburban Seating & Safety carries a line of bus seats, including heated models, for your convenience.

 

power lines weighed down by ice cause damage

 

Bus Driving Safety Tips

When driving in winter weather:

 

  • Allow yourself extra space on the roads, in case a vehicle in front of you brakes suddenly; slippery ice and snow take longer to stop on.
  • Use your ABS brakes, which improve stopping power, and avoid using cruise control on wet, icy, or snowy roads.
  • Traverse bridges and overpasses more carefully because they tend to freeze sooner than other parts of the road.
  • Drive safely, whether accelerating or coming to a stop; always plan for extra drive time to a destination during inclement weather.

 

Training is another important factor. It’s one of the most crucial aspects of school bus safety, where drivers often receive training that prepares them to transport children in snow, sleet, hail, ice, and fog. Regardless of how experienced you are, it’s important to clear ice/snow/frost from your windshield, headlamps, and mirrors and to periodically check your tires.

 

rv dealership

 

Last, if you require new or replacement bus seats, windshield wiper motors, or seat belts, order them from Suburban Seating & Safety or call us for assistance today.