How to Maintain a Clean Trucking Rig

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Keeping your trucking rig clean is easy and not very expensive either.

Over the past year and a half, it’s become more clear than ever that staying as hygienic and clean as possible is very important to keep ourselves and others safe. And since many truck drivers spend so much time inside their trucking rig, it might be overlooked for a good deep clean. Although truck drivers don’t come in contact with a whole lot of people during their journey, they still travel across long distances, stopping at rest stops, restaurants, and logistics carrier stops along the way. Fortunately, cleaning a trucking rig is not too difficult. Whether your trucking rig needs a total sanitization or just a quick wipedown, this blog’s got you covered on how to keep your truck clean. 

Disinfecting Wipes

2020 taught us many things, but one of the most important takeaways was how much of an absolute staple disinfecting wipes are. These wipes are perfect not only for sanitizing purposes but also just for wiping away dust, grime, and dirt from your trucking rig. You should make sure to purchase brands that also have antibacterial capabilities and wipe down the well-touched parts of the trucking rig interior, such as the steering wheel, door handles, and mirrors. 

Disposable Gloves

When cleaning with a disinfecting wipe, the antibacterial solution can actually be quite irritating on the hands. Therefore, when cleaning your trucking rig, it’s in your hands’ best interest to wear disposable gloves. There are all sorts of gloves made out of a lot of different materials, so you won’t have to worry about allergies to latex and the like. Also, disposable gloves are a great solution for when you are cleaning especially dirty or potentially harmful chemicals like gasoline or diesel fuel from your trucking rig and don’t want direct contact with your skin. 

Washable Seat Covers

Any truck driver knows that the majority of your job is stationary in the front driver’s seat. Since you are sitting (and maybe even sleeping) for long periods of time, the seat itself may actually grow quite dirty. Whether you know it or not, sweat, dead skin cells, dust, and other dirt can permeate into the fabric or leather seats. Therefore, try adorning your trucking rig seats with seat covers that can be removed! Seat covers act similarly to bed sheets: they allow for much more hygienic and easy ways of keeping clean. Make sure to purchase seat covers that are machine washable so as not to complicate anything any further. 

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