Spring is right around the corner. That means saying goodbye to the cold winter weather and hello to the warm sunshine. For many people, it’s time to start spring cleaning their house. For truckers, this could mean cleaning out their truck. It’s not uncommon for truck drivers to spend more time on the road than in their house. Having a clean, organized truck can make life on the road much more enjoyable and less stressful. Keep reading below for some spring cleaning tips for truck drivers.
Clean and Organize
It’s always a good idea to incorporate a cleaning routine into your work schedule. After all, your truck reflects who you are as a driver. A clean and well-organized truck can take a lot of stress out of your job as being a truck driver. It also makes you more prepared in the event of a DOT inspection.
Take some time this spring to clean out and organize your truck. Throw away the trash, donate or get rid of things that are not a part of your daily use. Go through your paperwork and organize it.
Finally, wipe down the inside of your truck. Get a wet cloth and wipe down your dash, air vents and other areas you feel need cleaning. After you wipe everything down, pull out your vacuum and start vacuuming the carpet’s floor mats and vents.
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Wash and Wax
The winter months can be hard on the exterior of a truck. All the snow and de-icing salts can make your truck look pretty rough. Start washing your truck from the top and work your way down. Use microfiber cloths to clean your windows and windshields.
Failing to stay up to date on your truck’s maintenance means you’re less likely to spot a problem before it occurs. This can end up costing you a lot of money and time off from work. Not only do you save money and time by regularly performing maintenance on your truck, but you are also more likely to pass a roadside inspection.
The spring season is a great time to perform a maintenance check on your truck. Check fluid levels and make sure your lights and windshield wipers are working. Snow and ice take a toll on brakes and tires. The transition from cold to warm weather can affect your tire pressure. Check your brakes and make sure they are not worn out.
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