Our Experts at Mobile Detailing Pros Recommend Seven Supplies For Your Truck Cabin

If you are a long distance trucker, you want your sleeper cabin to feel as homey as possible. Of course, the challenge is transforming such a small space into a comfortable area for you to rest and relax. Although cozy bedding is a must, you need to keep a variety of other different supplies in your cab for the optimal trucking experience. What supplies should be readily available in your cabin?

Equipment

As you may already know, the Department of Labor sets strict guidelines for transporting cargo, which includes having certain equipment with you at all times. While traveling cross country, you need to be prepared for a number of setbacks or obstacles thrown your way.

One of the most important accessories you will need includes spare lights, which are bound to burn out any time. You can find truck accessories both online as well as in-store in shops such as O’Reilly Auto Parts, Husky Liners and more.

Tools

In addition to the right equipment, you’ll need the right tools for a variety of different situations. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) provides guidelines for the different tools you need to keep with you in your cab.

First Aid Kit

Not only is your equipment vulnerable to unexpected mishaps during your long hauls, you could experience minor medical emergencies. You could experience a headache or nausea while on the road and need medicine. You also need to keep band-aids, hydrogen peroxide and other necessary equipment for dressing scrapes, burns and rashes.

Route Optimizer

If you want to save time and money transporting cargo, you’ll need a route optimizer to find the shortest routes and also the routes available for your specific truck dimensions.You’ll also save fuel when you use a route optimizer by using the most efficient route.

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One of the biggest perks of route optimizers is avoiding traffic jams, which makes your overall driving experience much smoother and more relaxed. You’ll also be informed about accidents and ongoing construction on the road so you could potentially avoid sitting in resulting traffic.

Route optimizers can also help you avoid toll roads so you don’t have to pay extra travel expenses out of pocket. With so many benefits, a route optimizer is a vital tool for any trucker wanting to drive as safely and efficiently as possible.

 

Weather-Appropriate Clothing

While driving across the country, you can encounter a variety of different types of weather, so you need appropriate clothing to stay comfortable. You could encounter the dry, arid climate of a  desert only to be in the muggy southeastern region the next day.

The key to dressing for all types of weather lies in layers. This way you can stay warm when it’s cold outside but stay cool when you encounter hotter temperatures.

Cooking Supplies

It’s hard to stay healthy on the road, and many truckers rely on fast food joints and truck stop food to eat. However, you can buy cooking supplies so you can enjoy a home-cooked meal on the road and eat healthier. You could buy a microwave, a hot pot, a crock pot, and electric skillet and more. We definitely recommend keeping a mini fridge in your cabin to store food and drinks, which will make your life so much easier.

Mobile Devices

Without a doubt, you’ll need to keep your cell phone with you at all times during your long hauls. Today’s smartphones offer so much more than a direct line of communication with clients, friends and family. You can also listen to music and podcasts on your phone and also download different apps to optimize your trucking experience.

You could consider keeping a tablet with you to catch up on your favorite TV shows while you are traveling. Although you could watch a TV show on your cell phone, you may prefer a device with a slightly larger screen.

Without a proper charge, your smartphone and tablets are totally useless, so always make sure to keep the chargers you need close by.

Your cabin is your home away from home while you are transporting cargo all across the country. You want to keep this area as tidy as possible and the Mobile Detailing Pros provide a variety of different truck detailing services for both the interior and exterior of your cab.Contact us today for your mobile detailing services in Chicago.

Car Detailing: Why Hire a Professional

Welcome back to our blog! Last week, we talked about the basics of car detailing: what it usually involves and why it is important for your car. Detailing is a largely neglected, but needed aspect of preventative maintenance for your car. Detailing not only removes dirt and other corrosive chemicals that can scratch and damage your car, but it also conditions and protects the interior and exterior of your car. Detailing can prevent cracking, fading, and premature aging of your vehicle and allows you to enjoy your ride even more—who doesn’t like driving a like-new car?

Generally, detailing cleans and provides care for:

  • Exterior Paint
  • Chassis & Wheels
  • Headlights, Tail Lights & Exterior Trim
  • Interior Seats & Trim
  • Engine Bay

Why Do You Need a Professional Detailer?

Today, we are going to talk about how to choose a detailer and why you should choose a professional. First of all, you should choose a detailer that is certified. A certified detailing technician should have at least five years of experience and a Certified Master Detailing Technician will have 10 years of experience. A certified detailer will have knowledge of vehicle cleaning, reconditioning, and preservation. For the best service, your detailer should be enrolled in continual training programs. Though there are detailing products that you as a car owner can use to care for your car, having a professional car detailing technician perform your maintenance is a must and here’s why.

Time

Most people have a lot or way too much on their proverbial plate. We all are running from work to our next obligation, to take care of our family, and eventually back home for rest before we begin again. When you call mobile detailing technicians, we help you multitask. We can meet you at your Chicago area home or the office and take care of your detailing appointment. We strive to deliver the best work while we also provide convenience as well. Instead of doing your own detailing and taking a half of day or longer out of your schedule, call a mobile detailer.

Proper Care

If you are short on time, it can be hard to give your car the proper care and detailing. A mobile detailing technician can help you make sure that your car with it’s specific needs get’s the attention that it needs. They will know how much cleaning and conditioning the materials of your car require, as well as address hard to remove stains. Not every car is created equal and the care that your car needs may be different from the care that your previous car needed.  

Professional Eye

A professional detailer will also have the professional eye to know not only how to clean your car thoroughly and not overly so, but also spot problem areas that may need extra care or further maintenance. A professional detailer is not a mechanic, but they can spot problems with the superficial elements of your car that are in their realm of expertise. They can give you the knowledge that you will need to maintain and care for your car between detailing appointments.

Conclusion

A mobile detailing technician can significantly transform your car and provide your car the care it needs to look it’s best and preserve its value.  A professional detailer should provide you with a timely service, the proper care, and the all benefits of a professional eye. Stay tuned for a follow up blog that will address attributes to look for when you are in need of detailing.

Mobile Detailing Pros can provide excellent mobile detailing services to clients in the Chicago area and beyond. We offer a variety of services and can service cars, truck, SUVs, boats, motorcycles, and more! Learn more about us and our services that we offer on our website!