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 more enjoyable and less stressful.
Check out some of our spring cleaning tips
Clean and Organize
Take some time this spring to clean out and organize your truck. Throw away trash, donate or get rid of things that are not a part of your daily use. Go through your paperwork and organize it. This will make you more prepared in the event of a DOT inspection.
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 carpets floor mats and vents.
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.
Springtime is a great time to do a maintenance check on your truck. Check fluid levels and make sure your lights and windshield wipers are working.
Snow and ice definitely take a toll on brakes and tires. The transition from cold to warm weather can affect your tire pressure. Check your brakes. Make sure they are not worn out. Also, don’t forget to check your tire pressure.
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