Keeping your cab clean and organized is always helpful, but limited space organization can be tough. With busy schedules, finite cabin space, and all the equipment a truck has, your truck can go from squeaky clean to a scattered mess in 0-60. We have six simple tips to help you keep your rig organized while you’re on the road.
1. Set up a Mobile Office
Accurate record-keeping means you need a space for a laptop or tablet and organized file folders. Oakley Transport’s fleet of Volvo VNL trucks offer working and living spaces optimized for comfortability and productivity. Our VNL trucks include a designated workspace in your bunk area. Utilize the built-in office space as a desk for your laptop or tablet and an accordion folder to keep all of your important papers in one space instead of scattered about the cab.
2. Keep your paperwork organized
A well-organized accordion folder in your truck is the perfect compact filing system for receipts, and other important documents that won’t send paperwork spilling out if it gets knocked over. Having all of your documents organized in one place not only keeps your cab tidy, but it can be helpful during roadside inspections, allowing you to have essential documents all in one convenient place to get you back on the road smoother and faster.
3. Extra Storage / Organization
Stackable mini crates or a collapsible car trunk organizer with multiple compartments are great ways to keep items from being shuffled around during a drive and will help you keep everything organized. Using crates that are less than a square foot, stackable, and securable will create a vertical storage option for your cab, while a soft collapsible car trunk organizer with separation barriers that create compartments for your storage needs can be collapsed and easily tucked away when not in use. You can store food, CDs, DVDs, clothing, books and anything else that needs a home inside your cab.
4. Wipe Everything Down
When you stop to fuel up or to take a break, take a minute to quickly wipe down the inside of your truck with a wet wipe. Keep wet wipes and other handy cleaning supplies in a seat back organizer. They hang from the back of your seat and do a great job of organizing items such as cleaning supplies, flashlights, gloves and tools. Seat-back organizers take up very little space in your cab.
5. No Trash Left Behind
Don’t wait for every few days to clean out your trash. Every time you stop to fuel up, take a few more minutes to collect and get rid of any trash after you wipe down the inside of your truck. Make emptying your wastebasket a priority. We also recommend shaking out your floor mats to get rid of any dirt tracked in. You’ll never have to worry about your trash bin getting full or a stale cab with littered, dirty floors.
6. Toolbox/Bag Organization
Nothing is more frustrating when you can’t find the tool you need. Don’t leave your tools scattered around your cab, keep your toolbox/bag fully stocked and put all tools back in their correct place. This will save you time and frustration when you need something. Depending on the size of the toolbox, you can keep it in one of your side storage compartment.
Implementing these six simple tips will save you time, get you organized, and keep your cab sparkling clean, helping you to really get your #OakleyShineOn!