Monthly Archives: July 2019

Spotlight on Truck Safety Equipment: The 5 Best Truck Accessories to Have

Upgrading your truck to improve its safety equipment not only helps keep you safer on the road but all the other motorists too. Whether you are adding new safety technologies with enhanced features or other safety improvements to make driving safer, there are several different types of items available.

 

Some of the best truck accessories to have to improve safety include:

 

1. Backup Camera Systems

Among the various safety features, a backup camera system is one of the easiest to add to your truck. The camera helps you see pedestrians, vehicles, and other equipment that can be in the way when backing up. There are several different configurations you can select. Some models feature dual cameras to provide wider rear viewing.

 

CCTV car camera for safety on the road accident

 

2. RoadWatch® Sensors

RoadWatch® sensors use science and technology to monitor and accurately measure the surface temperature of the road and the air temperature. This essential safety device can detect “black ice” and other dangerous road conditions while providing real-time temperature data to the cab of your truck.

 

3. Backup Alarm Systems

Backup alarm systems provide added safety when backing up your truck when paired with backup cameras. They can be installed in areas on the rear of the truck to help provide warnings to those near your truck you are backing up. The alarm system is designed to work in environments with ambient noise levels so it can still be heard.

 

4. Side Mirrors with Regular and Convex Views

When you are driving your truck, seeing if there are vehicles on the side in the blind spot can be difficult. With a dual side mirror configuration, you have a normal view on the top mirror and a convex mirror on the lower section. The convex mirror helps increase your blind spot field of vision and helps you notice when there are vehicles next to you on the road.

 

The rear view mirror of the lorry

 

5. Blind Spot Warning Sensors

To help provide full “viewing” coverage around the entire truck, you may want to add blind spot warning sensors. These sensors detect when objects are in the blind spot area that you cannot see by looking in your side view mirrors.

 

To outfit your truck with updated safety equipment for safer driving, please feel free to visit our online store or contact Suburban Seating & Safety at 844-727-7328 today!

 

Protect Your Items with the Right Truck Cab Storage and Truck Cab Accessories

You can never have too much truck storage to protect your devices, items, and other belongings. There is a wide range of truck cab storage options to choose from depending on what you need to store.

 

You can also benefit from using various accessories to secure things in place. Whether you decide to use one or more of these storage solutions and truck cab accessories, you will appreciate how much easier it is to keep your cab neat and organized.

 

big truck drivers right traffic hands holding radio and steering wheel

 

Document and Paper Holders

Your truck cab is your office on the go. You want to keep important paperwork organized and accessible. You have better things to do than try to look through stacks of paper when you need specific documents or forms. With document and paper holders, you can keep your truck registration, insurance cards, bills of lading, and other delivery documents.

 

Mighty Hooks

The small hooks help keep clothes, bags, jackets, raincoats, and other personal items off the cab floor. You can even use them with various types of travel bags. For instance, you could hang your toiletry travel bag on a hook for quick access to your personal items.

 

Stretch Straps

Stretch straps are great to use to keep items secure in the cab when driving. They help hold items in places and prevent them from falling on the floor. They can also be used to secure items you keep on the cab floor from rolling around.

 

Device Mounts

Device mounts attach to the dash or windshield. They are useful for holding in place specific items like your smartphone or GPS where you can easily see them. They can also be used for other items like coats, document holders, and clipboards.

 

Truck driver sitting in cabin giving thumbs-up

 

Document Boxes

Document boxes attach to the back of seats for added storage. You can also store them under the bed or seats. Besides helping keep your documents organized, they make a great file storage system to keep important records and forms.

 

Laptop Mounts

If you have a laptop, you don’t have to worry about it bouncing around on the passenger seat and getting damaged when you install a laptop mount. The mount keeps your laptop secure and can be adjusted for a custom fit for your truck cab.

 

To find these and other truck cab storage and accessories for your truck, visit our online store or contact Suburban Seating & Safety at 844-727-7328 today!