Semi-Truck Customisation – Make a Truck a Home
What you would never connect with luxury of any kind just 20 years ago is the heavy semi trailer truck. It often had just a small living area for its driver which consisted of a bed in the back of the cabin, built for purpose, allowing the driver much needed rest and sleep while at the side of the road or on the parking lot and in fairness the beds were not always great, it’s a good thing that they were tired! Nowadays this has changed, with truck manufacturers have responded to what the drivers want, reaching out to cater for their home away from home, and why not? These guys are on the road and deserve some comfort.
The whole idea of the truck as a second home started on the American market about a quarter of a century ago, when the truckers began to understand that as their semi trailer trucks were truly the place they spent a large part of their life, both at work and in between when traveling on consignment, they can be furnished in much the same way a caravan or motor home is. Where there is a niche in the market, there is someone to fill it. In no time companies began producing and offering accessories of all kinds which were either new additions or replacements for standard features of the cabin. When the furniture was there, it was time to consider the equipment. Stereo systems and portable television sets were soon a part of the standard equipment, expected as standard by many, company by inhospitable weather and lonely evenings.
Nowadays things are already better. The modern truck driver may select from a variety of options to make his work easier. He can have a microwave oven, entertainment system with a larger less portable flat screen TV, which one would expect to find in a house not a truck. Furniture choices are endless, the truck owner can choose from thousands of styles from hundreds of suppliers to kit out the whole interior of the truck to suite his or her taste.
Of course the customization does not stop with the interior of the truck. Customized painting is one of the hits of the last few years. Angels and demons, stars and stripes, in any case the driver wants and can provide, can be done by the talented painters of today. Neon lights illuminating the interior or LED’s in the grill, it is all obtainable for the unexpected trucker.
After the whole interior and exterior of the truck have been customized, the work horse is transformed into what some might call a mansion on wheels. There is much customization which can be done to trucks nowadays, while allowing the semi truck to continue its original role.