Driver Comfort

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December 15, 2017

Somnum Sleeper Series Mattress Designed to Promote Healthy, Restful Sleep

Lippert Components has introduced a new mattress for sleeper cabs in heavy duty trucks called the somnum Sleeper Series mattress.

November 15, 2017

Focus On... Volvo VNL Cab and Sleeper [Video]

It’s all about drivers these days. Many of the latest trucks have emphasized driver comfort and convenience and the Volvo VNL is no exception. In this latest Focus On video, Equipment Editor Jim Park checks out the new features of the VNL cab and sleeper.

August 29, 2017

Quick Spin: ZF’s Reax Electronic Steering System

ZF's Reax is a smart, electronic control system that takes input data from various sensors around the vehicle, including the driver, and either loosens, or tightens steering response based on what the truck is doing and what the driver needs in terms of steering inputs to do it safely.

August 24, 2017

Minimizer Mattress Made for the Long Haul

Minimizer is growing its #RespectTheDriver brand by releasing a mattress that is designed and specified for over-the-road truck drivers.

July 19, 2017

What My First Job Out of College Taught Me About Driving Trucks

Driving a truck for a living is hard -- but rewarding -- work. Senior Editor Jack Roberts found that out for himself 20-odd years ago.

April 4, 2017

Improving Truck Ergonomics for Driver Safety

OSHA regs require an employer to provide a workplace (which includes upfitted work vehicles) free from recognized hazards. The best way to make a work truck fleet more ergonomic is to proactively identify and rectify potential issues.

April 3, 2017

Bergstrom Offers Battery Operated Air Conditioning System

Bergstrom has introduced the Nite Phoenix Space Saving Innovation system, an addition to its Nite no-idle battery-operated climate systems.

December 21, 2016

Quick Spin: International LT625

Quietness and driver-inspired interior amenities are the prime virtues of International’s recently introduced LT series tractor.

November 17, 2016

The Quest for Peace and Quiet

Noise, Vibration & Harshness is something manufacturers try very hard to engineer out of their products, but it’s often like a game of whack-a-mole. Once you solve one problem, another shows up.

July 6, 2016

Kenworth Adds In-Cab Satellite TV Package for T680 Sleeper

Kenworth has added a factory-installed, in-cab satellite TV pre-wire option for new T680 76-inch sleepers to support EpicVue satellite television subscription service.

July 5, 2016

Minimizer Introduces Heavy Duty Truck Seat Line

Minimizer has partnered with manufacturer Isringhausen to produce its new Heavy Duty Truck Seats product line, offering six different seats.

April 20, 2016

Commentary: Take a Load Off

These days most of the innovations we see have to do with saving a buck, and we don’t often see one aimed at making drivers more comfortable. How about a custom-fitted truck seat that can be adjusted remotely by a medical professional?

February 9, 2016

Commercial Vehicle Group Launches Corsair Seat

Commercial Vehicle Group has launched the Corsair by National Seating, a truck seat with several optional configurations to suit different customer requirements.

August 28, 2015

Premium Seats for Class 7 and 8 Trucks

Bostrom Seating brand is introducing the Wide Ride Core seat, a premium all-makes option for Class 7 and 8 commercial trucks.

July 23, 2015

How Nice Cabs Can Affect Driver Satisfaction

Whatever the reason for their discontent, the driver turnover rate for 2014 wound up at over 95%. Perhaps a newer, better mattress would help them sleep better at night or an on-board satellite TV system or a more comfortable seat?

July 9, 2015

Were Those Old Trucks Really as Good as We Remember?

A weekend at an antique and classic truck show opens up the floodgates and the memories of 20 years on the road come flooding back. Equipment Editor Jim Park makes a few seat-of-the-pants comparisons of the truck he used to drive to the trucks we're driving today.

July 8, 2015

Classic Style. Classic Comfort?

While some veteran drivers might jump at the chance, you'd likely have a hard time getting one of today's 20-something drivers into an '80s-vintage or earlier truck. Check out these photos highlighting some of the cab interiors that preceded the luxury yachts we call over the road trucks today.

July 1, 2015

VentAiRator Vented Visors

The VentAIRator Vented Visor+ is a cabin exhaust system that removes stale air, smoke and odors while keeping a cab secure and dry.

June 2, 2015

Mack's LR Refuse Truck Caters to Drivers

Mack Trucks introduced the Mack LR low-entry cabover refuse model designed for enhanced maneuverability, increased driver comfort and better visibility.

April 9, 2015

Driver Friendly Options Added to Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution

Freightliner has added driver-friendly options to its Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution models to add to comfort, safety, health and productivity.

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