For many truck drivers, a truck serves as both their workplace and their home away from home. Cleanliness is a matter of professionalism, comfort, and health. When food is being transported, there are also legal responsibilities, which are defined by the Food and Drug Administration’s Final Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food. Using the right semi-truck cleaning supplies to maintain their vehicle’s interior allows truckers to complete this crucial task efficiently and effectively.
Semi-Truck Cleaning Supplies 101
If you spend your working hours behind the wheel of a semi-truck, it is important to incorporate cleaning tasks into your routine so that the space is cleaned on a regular basis. Reaching for these semi-truck cleaning supplies will make it easier for you to keep the interior of the cab and truck trailer tidy and free of contamination.
While they may not be a traditional inclusion in the category of cleaning supplies, floor mats can be the first-line of defense in the battle against dirt and germs. By installing quality floor mats to trap the filth that you carry into your cab on the soles of your shoes and cleaning those floor mats regularly, you can prevent dirt and grime from traveling further into the space. As a result, your driving environment will contain fewer germs and require less active cleaning.
Much like shoes are likely to pick up germs from their contact with the ground, a driver’s hands are sure to encounter dirt, bacteria, and other unpleasant substances as they come into contact with various objects throughout the day. Since semi-trucks lack running water for washing hands, hand sanitizer is invaluable. By developing the habit of using hand sanitizer like SafeSpace Instant Hand Sanitizer whenever they enter the truck, drivers can stop germs in their tracks and reduce their opportunities to spread. Why choose SafeSpace’s hand sanitizer? This alcohol-free sanitizer is 99-percent effective and contains rich emollients that moisturize the skin to help prevent painful cracking.
Trash tossed onto the passenger’s seat or the floor doesn’t always stay put. As the truck changes speed and direction, food wrappers, tissues, and other improperly discarded garbage may tumble around the cab, making a mess and contaminating new areas of the truck. Having a trash bag within easy reach is a simple way to contain garbage, prevent clutter, and contain any contamination to simplify cleanup.
Spills happen. Addressing them immediately reduces the mess by stopping it from spreading, helps to prevent stains, and keeps the spill from luring insects and other undesirables. Keeping a roll of paper towels on hand to deal with spills is a good idea. The paper towels will also come in handy during routine cleaning.
A clear view of the road is essential for professional drivers. While keeping the tanks of windshield washer fluid full can ensure that a trucker can clean the outside of their windshield whenever they deem it necessary, the interior of a semi-truck’s windshield and its windows require a more hands-on approach. Keeping a bottle of glass cleaner and paper towels handy to regularly clean these surfaces and deal with any unexpected smears promptly is important for both cleanliness and safety.
No matter how conscientious a driver is, dirt, dust, pollen, crumbs, and other crud will accumulate. Fortunately, vacuuming the seats, headliner, floor mats, floors, and other surfaces is a fantastic way to remove this debris from the cab of a semi-truck.
Spending time in a confined space with odors isn’t pleasant. Check out the SafeSpace Auto Disinfecting & Deodorizing Mist, which eliminates odor-producing organisms. With a push of the button, it releases an ultra-fine mist that eliminates odor-producing organisms on surfaces without leaving behind stains or residues. It quickly transforms semi-truck cabs into fresh-smelling spaces.
When cleaning the interior of a semi-truck, the cab isn’t the only space to be concerned about. To avoid issues like cross-contamination, the truck trailer also needs attention. Sanitizing the trailer between loads is vital. Fortunately, the SafeSpace Disinfectant Germ Fogger makes this task a breeze. Users simply shake the can, place it in the center of the empty trailer, lock the total release valve lever, and close the door behind them after exiting. The product does all the work; an hour later, the space is ready to go. Thanks to a patent-pending stand, this product can even be utilized while the truck is rolling, so truckers can sanitize their trailer while traveling to pick up their next load.
SafeSpace products are a great addition to any arsenal of semi-truck cleaning supplies. To learn more about our disinfecting innovations or place an order for products, visit SafeSpace today.
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