Whatever you do to decorate your truck, make sure you are in state and federal compliance.
Just because a shop will sell you something, doesn’t mean it is legal in every state or city. Window tinting is an obvious example. So just make sure you are up to date on the FMCSA rules and regulations.
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The average trucker spends more time in their cab than they do in their house. So why not set up this little home-away-from-home to be just that… you second home!
There are so many ways you can do that, and many companies are specially geared towards the trucking industry.
Now you can get satellite right to your truck. Hook up dash cameras and never miss a thing. Both of these can serve multiple purposes, besides entertainment.
You can get up to the minute weather reports, dispatch information, record accidents, and report other work related conditions.
A few other things that might come in handy are tire pressure monitoring systems, special anti-theft locks, 12-volt adapters, and track lights.
And no truck would be complete without a good first aid kit. Actually, there are so many items available, it is unreal.
But don’t forget about your personal comfort. Now, you can even get a custom made captain’s chair. Imagine riding down the road in a seat better than what’s found in the average living room!
Actually you can customize the entire interior of your truck. With refrigerators, consoles, steering wheels, shifters, storage units, bedding, and more. The Trucks of the future are amazing!
Just remember this will add up fast!
One Additional thought:
When you choose to buy additional equipment for safety purposes, don’t just buy anything. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA 1910.266(d) (1) (ii)), has very strict guidelines where you can learn more about OSHA’s compliance directives and other related information regarding safety and safety equipment.
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As you can see by the above standard it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that all personnel have the proper protective equipment (PPE). These items must meet all industry standards, be properly maintained, and used accordingly.
Common safety items:
- Hard Hat
- Eye Protection
- Hand Protection (gloves)
- High Visibility Clothing (reflective items)
- Safety Boots
- Hearing Protection
- Arm and Leg Guards (as appropriate)
- Other (per potential hazard and company requirements)
This is both a great industry and a great time to be a trucker! The roads are better (usually), there are more places that accommodate and support large trucks, and the equipment that is available literally turns the cab into a home.
Remember though, be true to yourself but dress for success. Appearance is important, not just for health reasons but because business and people base a lot on perception. Image is everything.
Your truck is not just a reflection on you; it is an extension of you.