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How to Properly Clean Your Truck Cab

How to Properly Clean Your Truck Cab

Have you noticed bugs in your truck cab? Have you been eating food in there, leaving bits and pieces of bread, meat, french fries and doughnuts on the seats and the floor? Crumbs need to be cleaned up; Indeed, it’s a good idea to clean your truck cab. When you do so, you’re getting rid of things that attract pests as well as germs that could lead to illness.

The Process of Having a Clean Truck Cab

Typically, most truckers clean their cabs about twice a month. When’s the last time you cleaned yours? If it has been a while, you might want to vacuum it and wipe down everything with soapy water and/or cleaning disinfectant wipes. When you want to kill germs, viruses and bacteria, disinfectant wipes can do the job.

Do you use seat covers? They can be pretty easy to wipe down. They also help prevent wear and tear.

Does your cab stink? Spray some Febreeze in there every now and then. If you’ve got dirty clothing or bed sheets, do laundry. There’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly cleaned cottons and linens. Hang an air freshener up if you’d like.

Sweep out little rocks and dirt using a broom or whatever cleaning supplies you’ve got. Use windshield cleaner to clean the insides of your windows as well as your mirrors. Dust as needed. Notice any cobwebs? Get rid of those spiders. They don’t like the smell of peppermint.

Driving in a clean cab feels better than driving in a dirty one. If you don’t feel like cleaning your own cab, ask a friend or relative to do it and pay them for their service.

For many truck drivers, their truck becomes their home away from home. With that in mind, no one should live in squalor. Taking the time to clean up the cab every couple days little by little is easier than waiting too long and then being overwhelmed by a monumental task of cleaning a gross cab that’s been neglected for far too long.

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How Have Pay Hikes Affected the Truck Driving Industry?

How Have Pay Hikes Affected the Truck Driving Industry?

Have you noticed it seems like there are “help wanted” signs everywhere you go? And have you been reading news reports about many industries offering pay hikes to keep and attract workers? How have pay hikes affected the truck driving industry? So, as you probably know, people have been buying things online in record numbers,… Continue Reading