As a trucker, it’s always good to have a clean cab. Not only does it look nice, but it’ll also help you avoid getting worn out mentally. Still, it can be easy to fall into bad habits and leave things messy. That’s why there’s a few things you can do regularly to keep your driving space clean…
Clean Cab: Handy Cleaning Methods
Always toss trash
The biggest challenge for keeping a clean cab is going to be trash. It’s very easy for trash to build up on a haul. From things like fast food wrappers and bags, to water bottles, to even receipts, this trash can quickly take up a lot of space. Not only is this trash unpleasant, it can even end up being a safety hazard!
Therefore, it’s a good idea to throw away as much trash as you can at each stop. That way, you won’t have to worry about it building up over your trip. You should also bring a trash bag with you on your journey. This gives you a place to always put your trash so it’s out of the way until you get rid of it properly.
Vacuum your mats
It’s very easy to overlook your floor mats. However, they’re also an important part of any clean cab. After all, they’re what prevents any dirt and debris from getting out of control. Of course, that’s only if you clean them regularly!
Cleaning your mats is a very simple process. First, grab the mats and shake them to remove any loose debris. Then, take a vacuum and go over both your floors and the mats themselves. That way, you ensure the entire cab floor is clean!
Wipe the dash and windows
The last steps you need to take to get a clean cab are also the easiest. For your dashboard, all you need is to take a cloth and simple cleaner and wipe it down. Usually, you’ll just be removing any dust which has built up. Just make sure you don’t hit or break anything on the control panel by accident!
As for your windows, you’ll just need to use a streak-free cleaner for the inside and outside. Be careful if you have tinted windows, as being too rough could remove some of the tint. It also helps to keep some glass cleaner with you, in case you need to clean them off while on a trip.