Monthly Archives: November 2020

9 Holiday Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

During the holiday season, freight shipments tend to increase and provide the opportunity to pick up extra loads and earn some extra money. Driving over the holidays can also mean more congestion on the roads as people will be on the roads more seeing family or running last minute holiday errands.

 

Snow, ice, and other inclement weather can occur as well, depending on where you drive. To help keep you safe, check out these holiday safety tips for truck drivers.

 

1. Monitor the Weather

You want to make sure you check the weather forecasts frequently while on the road. You don’t want to be surprised when the weather suddenly changes from sunny to snowy.

 

2. Monitor the Roads

Get a RoadWatch sensor system installed on your truck. This neat device tells you the road temperatures and outdoor temperatures, so you will know if you need to worry about black ice and icy conditions.

 

Onset of winter snowy truck in traffic jam on highway

 

3. Lock Your Truck

Whether you are in your truck or stopped grabbing a bite to eat, make sure you keep your truck locked at all times.

 

4. Take Breaks to Stretch Your Legs

Since you will be driving more during the holidays, stopping more often to get out of your truck, get some fresh air, and stretch your legs will help you stay awake and alert.

 

5. Go with the Flow

Allow extra time to get to your destinations. Slow down in heavy traffic and inclement weather. Take your time, so you arrive safely.

 

6. Don’t Drive More Than You Should

Pay attention to the number of hours you drive and do not exceed 11 since that is the maximum allowed per 24-hour period.

 

7. Video Chat with Family and Friends

Being away from home can be challenging since you can miss out on holiday festivities with family and friends. Take advantage of technology to stay in touch and be present virtually.

 

Truck driver wearing Santa Clause hat and driving his truck

 

8. Adjust Your Holidays as Needed

It is okay to adjust when you celebrate holidays to fit with when you will be at home with your family. If you have kids, you can have your spouse or partner make sure Santa still arrives on the 24th, and then video chat on the 25th if you won’t be home.

 

9. Reward Yourself with Semi-Truck Accessories

With all the extra hours you are putting in, you deserve all of the added comforts you can get in your truck. By searching for replacement truck seats, you can find special semi-truck seats that you can customize with the features and options you want, such as heating, cooling, massage, and more.

 

At Suburban Seating & Safety, we want to wish you and your family a happy, safe, and joyous holiday season. To find an auto seats replacement, RoadWatch sensors, and other items for your truck, please feel free to explore our online store or contact us by calling 844-727-7328 today!

Why You Should Invest in Quality and Long-Haul Upgrades for Your Semi-Truck

Long haul truckers are the backbone of our economy and ensure products and goods are delivered on time across the country. Truck drivers spend most of their days sitting in their cabs for long hours to reach their destinations on time. This is why truckers need to upgrade their trucks and ensure they are as comfortable as possible.

 

1. Replacement Truck Seats

You can order replacement truck seats for your semi-truck made from high-quality materials. For example, if you have a Volvo truck, you could order a National HP Series OEM Volvo truck seat to replace your existing one.

 

young transporter on the truck with face mask and protective gloves

 

2. Custom Truck Seats

When you want your truck seat to have features and options beyond what an OEM version has, you can customize it by ordering custom truck seats. Bostrom, National, Knoedler, and other top brands allow you to customize various seat models with features and options like heating, cooling, massage, and more!

 

3. Upgrade Exterior Lighting

Get new LED headlights and replace all exterior lighting with LED lights. You could also add more exterior lights to customize your truck and improve its appearance at night. Plus, it will be easier for other truckers and motorists to see your truck, especially when it is raining, snowing, or foggy.

 

4. Upgrade Your Navigation System

Newer models offer more than just driving directions to your destinations. Some models can auto-adjust directions when the system receives traffic updates. For instance, there is an accident ahead on the highway, so the system will reroute you to avoid ending up sitting, stuck in traffic, waiting while the accident is cleared. Many models also include features to alert you of nearby truck stops, restaurants, rest stops, and other locations based on your preferences and configuration settings.

 

Truck driver with tablet using GPS navigation for his route.

 

5. Upgrade Your Mattress

If your current mattress leaves you with a stiff and sore back and neck, you are due for an upgrade. Upgrading to a high-quality, comfortable truck mattress will help you fall asleep faster and will be better for your back and neck. You will feel refreshed and ready to start your day.

 

To find quality and long-haul upgrades for your semi-truck, including replacement truck seats, custom truck seats, and truck mattresses, please feel free to explore our online store or contact us, at Suburban Seating & Safety, by calling 844-727-7328 today!