Semi Truck Cleaning – Spring Cleaning Edition

Semi Truck Cleaning

Hello Spring! You know what that means? It’s time your semi truck cleaning! This spring we encourage you to go the extra mile and take pride in the appearance and condition of the inside of your semi truck. Here’s some squeaky clean tips that will make a world of difference!

First thing first in Semi Truck Cleaning: Get rid of any trash.  

Purge all garbage and debris. Once you can see the floor:

  • Remove your floor mats and give them a good shake
  • Grab your vacuum or Shop-Vac and suck up any other additional dirt.
  • Grab your bucket of warm soapy water and a scrub brush to begin scrubbing away any deep stains’ leftover on the floor mats. Do not be afraid to put some elbow grease into it!
  • Be sure to allow the floor mats to dry completely
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Disinfect for better health.

We can see the floor! You may notice quite a bit of dirt and grass taking over. Sweep or vacuum it up! Next, grab some disinfectant wipes and clean the dashboard, cupholders, handles, steering wheel, and any other additional surfaces. If you are really feeling this Spring-cleaning vibe grab a bucket and mop and give the floor a good mop. Careful, avoid any polishing products – we do not need anyone slipping. 

Onto the seats. If you have any seat stains, you can try using warm soapy water to remove stains, but it may not be strong enough. If it is not, use an upholstery cleaner. Be sure to read the directions and conduct a spot-test. Keep the doors wide-open to air out any odors the seat cleaner may leave behind.  

Two things to clean that will make the biggest difference.

Lastly, time to pull the truck’s user manual out! This manual will help us clean two aspects often overlooked when cleaning – cabin filters and curtains. These two items are notorious for collecting dust and bacteria that can easily produce unpleasant odors.  

Whew! You did it! Your truck is all ready to go for the Spring season. Below are some other items to double check as we go into the new season: 

  • Organize and replenish toolbox 
  • Emergency summer kit (water, sunscreen, etc.) 
  • First Aid Kit 
  • Batter life (Cold weather can impact your batteries life)
  • Windshield Wipers 

Now that your semi truck’s interior is clean, it’s time to for a wash and start packing for the road. Driver Instructors Paul and Ross share their tips on packing for the road while keeping budget, amenities, and more in mind.