Category Archives: Seat Belts

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!

 

Integrated Seat Belts – What Are They & Why Do They Exist?

truck driver wearing seat belt

 

Most vehicles have seatbelts that are entirely separate from the seat, but integrated seat belts are built directly into the seat. This type of seat belt is contained within the seat frame and firmly straps a driver to the seat. Custom truck seats and trucks manufactured within the last few years typically support the use of integrated seat belts.

 

Benefits of Integrated Seat Belts

Integrated seat belts are commonly used in trucks, though they’re also becoming more popular in cars. In the past, trucks with extended cabs had no pillar to where the seat belt could be bolted. This meant that the seat belt was mounted to the floor and ceiling, making this safety measure a hassle to use and to get out of.

 

With the use of integrated seat belts, there are no worries of comfortably strapping into a truck seat or getting out of it without a hassle. Vehicles with integrated seat belts are more comfortable, usable, and functional for the driver.

 

Do Your Trucks Need New Seat Belts?

After years of use, seat belts can become worn down. Over time, seat belts can also become inoperable, which puts your drivers and other drivers on the road at an increased risk. Properly functioning seat belts protect drivers in the event of an accident. At the same time, this safety measure should also be comfortable.

 

Signs that your trucks are in need of new seat belts include:

 

  • Fraying
  • An inability to fasten
  • Improper fit

Another ideal time to replace seat belts is when you install custom truck seats in your fleet. A new custom seat paired with an integrated seat belt ensures the safety, comfort, and protection of your drivers

 

van driver seat belt

Your Source for Auto Replacement Seats

 

No matter if you’re looking for new seat belts or custom truck seats for sale, you can count on us. We have a wide inventory of seats designed for Chevy trucks, along with other makes and models.

 

Place your order today online or by calling our Suburban Seating & Safety team at (844) 727-7328.

 

Facts About Seat Belts All Truck Drivers Should Know

One important fact about seat belts everyone should know is that wearing seat belts can help save lives. It is 2018, and you would be surprised by the number of people that simply do not wear their seat belts. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2016:

  • 90.1% of the U.S. population wears seat belts.
  • Seat belts saved 14,668 lives during vehicle accidents.
  • 2,456 additional lives could have been saved if everyone had used their seat belts.
  • There were approximately 27.5 million people who did not wear seat belts.1

Clicking on seat belt

 

Out of the serious accidents in 2016, based on data provided by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control):

  • There was a total of 23,714 deaths of drivers and passengers.
  • Between 53% and 62% of teens aged 13 to 19 and adults ages 20 to 44 accounted for the largest part of these deaths and were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the vehicle crashes.2

Myths About Seat Belts All Truck Drivers Need to Know

Some of the more common myths people hold about seat belt usage include:

 

  1. My vehicle has airbags so I don’t need to wear my seat belt. Airbags are designed to work with seat belts and not alone.
  2. You can be trapped in a fire or under water if you wear your seat belt. These types of accidents are very rare. If you don’t wear your seat belt, you could be knocked unconscious and wouldn’t be able to escape.
  3. If you are only driving a short distance, you don’t need to wear your seat belt. Most fatal and serious accidents occur within 25 miles of home and at speeds of less than 40 mph.
  4. You are safer in a truck, so wearing a seat belt is not necessary. Wearing a seat belt can reduce the risks of fatal injuries by 60%.1

As evidenced, wearing a seat belt can help save your life and the life of others should you get into an accident.

 

Man driving a truck

 

For new truck seats with seat belts, replacement seat belts, and other safety equipment for your truck, please feel free to contact Suburban Seating & Safety at 1-844-SAS-SEAT today!

Sources:

  1. https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/seat-belts
  2. https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/seatbelts/facts.html