One of the major hardships you’ll endure in your trucking career is a lot of driving in winter weather. Early mornings braving the cold and hours on the road negotiating low visibility and icy roads can be wearying to drivers. Luckily, there are some excellent features and accessories that can help semi truck drivers cope with the winter months.
- Ice scraper – Don’t hit the road without one of these convenient devices for removing ice from your windows and windshield. Ice scrapers come in handy on those cold mornings when your windshield is entirely covered in ice and you simply don’t have time for the defroster to work.
- Heavy winter wear – If you’re going to be loading or unloading your truck during the coldest parts of the day or night, you need quality winter clothes to protect you from extreme low temperatures. Also, if you end up having mechanical problems on the road, you don’t want to be caught without sturdy gloves and a thick winter coat while you work on blown tires or frozen airlines.
- Remote access/start – If your truck doesn’t already have this convenient feature, you’ll want to check into installing it. Remote entry and access are very helpful on cold winter mornings.
- Repair gear – Make sure you have adequate fuses, light bulbs, tools, additives that can liquefy gelled fuel, de-icing fluid, and other important maintenance equipment.
- Heated seats – Heated seats are like iPhones. Before you have them, you don’t understand what all the fuss is about. After you get them, you wonder how you ever survived without them. Heated truck seats will help take some of the discomfort out of driving during the early morning hours during the winter season.
- Heated steering wheel – If you think heated seats are a miracle, wait until you try a heated steering wheel. Enjoy being able to grip your steering wheel on even the coldest of mornings without discomfort or having to wear gloves.
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