6 Easy Tips for Keeping Your Semi-Truck Interior Clean

When you become a truck driver your truck becomes your home away from home. Not only does your truck become your home, but it also becomes your place of work.

As a truck driver, you will spend countless hours traveling the country, delivering and picking up loads.

When you live and work in the same place, it can quickly turn into a mess. Especially when your living space is around 70 and 90 square feet.

Having a clean truck makes you feel more productive and at ease. When it’s time to park your truck for the night, sleeping in a clean and organized space is much more relaxing.

Here are 6 tips to help keep your semi-truck interior clean and organized.

Get baskets or totes

Storage in a semi-truck is limited. Investing in plastic containers will help maximize your storage space.

Pick up a few storage containers and organize your clothes, toiletries, and food!

Check out some of our favorite storage containers here.

Use a handheld vacuum 

A handheld vacuum is easy to store and great for keeping the inside of your truck nice and tidy. 

Having a small vacuum can make a huge difference when it comes to cleaning your truck. Simply plug in your vacuum to a 12-volt outlet and quickly vacuum up all the dirt in your cab.

Check out a few of our favorites.

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Clean your windows

When it comes to cleaning your truck windows, cleaning the inside is just as important as cleaning the outside. Clean windows make it easier to see and it gives you an overall clean feeling. Always store window cleaner and paper towels in your truck.

Get floor mats and rugs

Floor mats are necessary for keeping your interior clean. Frequently shake out or blow off the floor mat to keep you from tracking dirt in your cab.

Rugs are also a great way to keep dirt off the floor in your sleeper. They also are more comfortable and cozy. Avoid wearing shoes in your sleeper, this will help keep the rugs in good shape. 

Use interior cleaner

Interior cleaner is a great way to remove dirt and dust that has built up over time. Simply spray the cleaner onto a washrag and your truck will be looking and smelling fresh.

Check out a few of our favorite interior cleaners.




Replace cabin air filter

Replacing your cabin air filter is critical to keeping the air quality healthy inside your truck. Your air filter filters out dust, mold spores, pollution, and pollen. Failing to change your filter can result in breathing harmful contaminants. 

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2 Responses

  1. Thank you. I am also looking for interior ideas. If you have any thing in your blogs or pics can you direct me? Just bought an older truck that the cab could use some work. By that I mean a lot!

  2. What year, make and model is your truck? No two separate years are the same. I’ve driven Freightliner Cascadias for the past 5 years and began my career 6 years ago in a 2003 Peterbilt (my personal favorite).Each Cascadia had a different interior and dimensions. For instance, my 1st Cascadia was a 2016 and the largest microwave that I could fit in it was .07 cu. ft. I now have a 2020 and stuffed a 1.1 cu. ft. in there. Cooking is much different and much better with the larger oven. Totes, netting, hooks and homemade rails are highly beneficial if you want to keep your stuff from shifting, falling, breaking, etc. when traveling over these crappy roads. There are also posted videos of drivers’ interiors and sleeper berths displaying how they’re items are laid out. I grabbed a few ideas from them and they’re invaluable.

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