Tips and tricks to make your truck more comfortable during long journeys
The truck is both your home and “office” when you are on the road. It’s where you work and also take a rest. Some UD truck drivers have come up with creative tips and tricks to make their trip more comfortable. Pick what you like and try it.
Dirty laundry compartment
To avoid bad smells coming from your dirty laundry compartment, put a bar of scented soap in it. It will refresh it during this time when you can’t wash your clothes and last very long!
Gerardo, 20, Chile
Reading the paper
Have you ever wondered how one can drink coffee, read the newspapers and be seated comfortably in a truck? Use a pants hanger to hang your paper (or your Roads magazine) to your rear view mirror. It’s as simple as that!
Oscar, 45, South Africa
Keeping your stick cool
For when you can’t park in the shade or open your window, we have a solution. Use a coozie (beer holder that keeps your beer cold) to cover your stick when the weather is too hot to avoid burning yourself.
Garrett, 59, New Zealand
Drinking from a can easily while driving
Cans and driving are not always best friends: you might spill all your drink in your truck and you are missing a few seconds of road vision when you drink. Straws are the best solution for that. In order to keep it from floating out of your drink, put your straw through the tab. Now you can watch the road and drive without worrying!
Akiyuki, 24, Japan
DIY phone holder
If you don’t have a phone mount in your truck, this trick is for you. You can use your sunglasses to hold your smartphone when you want to watch videos in your truck.
Jake, 32, Australia
The water spray method
Another method to fight against very hot days. Use a water mist spray bottle to cool the dashboard, steering wheel and stick inside your car. Evaporation will cool the hot plastic and metal.
Sisco, 42, Namibia
The Roads team would like to hear from UD Truckers around the world! Send us your tips from your roads! Write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org